Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits (aka Mini Trifles)


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Learn how to make these delicious individual size strawberry shortcake trifles! Call them what you will (mini trifles, parfaits, dessert cups, sugar in a jar, etc.), they are quick to make, relatively simple, super delicious and perfect as a summer dessert!

What you’ll need:
1lb fresh strawberries
1/4 cup white sugar
1 (3.4oz) pkg instant vanilla pudding, prepared according to package
pound cake (homemade or store bought)
fresh whipped cream (see how I make mine here: http://youtu.be/Zbh9rLHGq7E )
half pint Ball mason jam jars

Wash and hull the strawberries. Cut into pieces and add in the sugar. Stir to coat the berries. Let sit for 20-30 minutes.
While they are macerating, prepare the instant pudding according to package instructions. Also prepare the whipped cream.
For the pound cake, slice into 1/2″ slices and using a biscuit cutter, cookie cutter or measuring cup, cut into rounds slightly smaller than the jar you will put these in.
To assemble the mini trifles, place a slice of pound cake in the bottom of the jar. Put a spoonful of pudding on top of the cake. Next, place a spoonful of the macerated strawberries and finish with a layer of whipped cream. Repeat using another round of pound cake, another spoonful of pudding, another spoonful of strawberries and finally, top with a nice rosette of whipped cream on top. Repeat until you run out of ingredients. You may have some pudding left over but not much. Makes 6 mini trifles. Store in the refrigerator until ready for serving or up to 4 days. Enjoy!!

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