Seductive Strawberry-Banana Trifle
(from Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy)
1 pound cake or angel food cake broken up into chunks
1 quart fresh sliced strawberries
1/2 cup strawberry jam
2 cups whole milk
1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup pureed ripe bananas or 1 cup Gerber Organic Pureed Bananas
6 cups sweetened fresh whipped cream, divided
Fresh berries for garnish
Mix the strawberries and jam together in a large bowl. Let sit for about 30 minutes.
In another large bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well.
Using yet another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Blend in the pureed bananas.
Fold half of the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
Line the bottom of a trifle dish or deep large bowl with half of the cake chunks. Top with a layer of strawberries and their juice, a layer of pudding and a layer of whipped cream. Repeat the layers, finishing with whipped cream.
Garnish with some fresh stawberries and refrigerate until ready to serve.