Easter is almost here! And with it comes excitement, anticipation and rejoicing.
Easter simply represents Life. New life, in Christ!
How appropriate that we celebrate Easter during Spring, when things are hatching and blooming. When new shoots of green are finally peeking through the dull of brown winter ground.
The fresh promise of new beginnings surround us. God is present in nature each and every time you step out your front door and smell the fresh air, hear the birds singing happily in the trees, and feel the sun beating down on your face.
With this week, comes the anticipation of family time, dinner with baked hams, creamy potatoes and green bean bundles. (recipe coming later this week) Family traditions for little ones…like Easter baskets, Resurrection cookies (recipe coming soon), egg hunts and nibbling the ears off chocolate bunnies!
And let’s not forget dessert…..fresh plump blueberries, a creamy lemon pudding with the sweet crunch of white chocolate! This simple dessert is sure to be a hit!
- 1 loaf Frozen Prepared Pound Cake (16 Oz)
- 1 whole Lemon, Zested And Juiced
- 1-1/2 cup Milk
- 8 ounces, weight Sour Cream
- 8 ounces, weight Cool Whip, Thawed And Divided
- 2 packages (3.4 Oz Each) Lemon Instant Pudding
- 2 pints Fresh Blueberries
- 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips, Divided
Cut pound cake into 1 inch cubes. Place in a large bowl. Zest lemon and set aside zest. Juice lemon over pound cake, stirring and watching for seeds.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, milk, half of the whipped topping and reserved lemon zest. Whisk until smooth, then add pudding mix. Blend until mixture begins to thicken.
Wash and dry blueberries, setting aside 20 or so for garnish.
In your trifle bowl layer 1/3 of the cake, 1/3 of the blueberries. Grate white chocolate chips generously over blueberry layer . (I used a hand-held crank cheese grater) Top with 1/3 pudding mixture. Spread evenly and repeat layers 2 more times. Reserve 1/4 cup white chocolate chips for garnish.
Pipe remaining cool whip onto top of trifle and decorate with reserved blueberries. Grate a bit more white chocolate on top, then sprinkle with remaining white chocolate chips, left whole.
Refrigerate 30 minutes or more before serving.
(this trifle can be made ahead, even the night before if that helps you)
Fresh, easy, delicious….
More importantly, this time of year is a vivid reminder of Christ, and the sacrifice He made by giving His life so that we could be made new.
Oh how beautiful, oh how wonderful, is my Saviour’s love for ME!