Washington Rainier Cherries are this week’s #ProduceMomPick! Known as one of the top antioxidant-rich foods, these yellow, red blushed cherries often grow one or two sizes larger than dark cherries.  Come to find out, Rainier Cherries are actually a mix between the Bing & Van cherry varieties-explaining their unique skin coloring & size!  Remember-the sweet skin of Rainier Cherries is delicate & often shows brown spots.  These spots are actually extra-sweet areas of the cherries, not bruises!

Here is a recipe for Fresh Cherry Trifle by Sage Fruit! This recipe is ALWAYS a request in my house : )

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Fresh Cherry Trifle Made with Washington Cherries
This easy yet elegant trifle is made with one of the most beautiful fruits ever grown, Rainier Cherries! Not only are they pretty but naturally sweet, too!
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Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lbs cherry fresh Rainier Cherries recommended, pitted and cut in half
  • 10.75 oz butter pound cake sliced into 26 equal pieces
  • 1/2 cup cran-cherry juice
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding vanilla
  • 1 envelope whipped topping dry mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond sliced
  • 4 cups cool whip thawed
  • 12 cherry whole with stems for garnish
Course Desserts
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 lbs cherry fresh Rainier Cherries recommended, pitted and cut in half
  • 10.75 oz butter pound cake sliced into 26 equal pieces
  • 1/2 cup cran-cherry juice
  • 3.4 oz instant pudding vanilla
  • 1 envelope whipped topping dry mix (Dream Whip)
  • 1 cup milk whole
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup almond sliced
  • 4 cups cool whip thawed
  • 12 cherry whole with stems for garnish
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Instructions
  1. In large bowl of electric mixer combine box of vanilla pudding, dry whipped topping and milk. Beat with electric mixer for 4 minutes until pudding mixture becomes thick like custard. Add teaspoon of almond extract and continue beating until extract is well combined. Set aside.
  2. In large glass bowl or trifle bowl, layer 13 of the pound cake slices in a single layer at the bottom of the bowl. Drizzle pound cake slices with ¼ cup cran-cherry juice.
  3. Spread ½ the pudding mixture on top of the pound cake and layer half of the cut cherries on top of the pudding mixture.
  4. Spread 2 cups of the cool whip on top of the cut cherries and repeat layers by layering the rest of the pound cake on top of the cool whip, sprinkling the pound cake with the rest of the cran-cherry juice and layer the rest of the pudding on top of the pound cake.
  5. Layer the rest of the halved cherries on top of the pudding layer and top with 2 cups of cool whip. Garnish the top of the trifle with fresh whole Rainier Cherries and sprinkle with toasted almonds.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Recipe Notes

Use prepared butter pound cake found in your grocer's bakery. 

Although Washington Rainier Cherries have a short season, they are NOW available at all Produce Mom Retailers! Enjoy this summer favorite & have a great week!!

xoxo Produce Mom

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