Good Pie Trifle
  • Crumbled Shortbread Cookies
  • Sliced Bananas
  • Cream Cheese Filling (Recipe Below)
  • Organic Cherry Pie Filling
  • Cream Cheese Filling
  • I can sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz Cream cheese
  1. Layer ingredients in individual glasses.
  2. Crumbled Shortbread Cookies
  3. Sliced Bananas
  4. Cream Cheese Filling (Recipe Below)
  5. Organic Cherry Pie Filling
  6. Top with homemade whipped cream, and shortbread crumbs. Chill for up to 4-8 hours.
  7. Mix until smooth.
When I mentioned this trifle interpretation to the head chef at the Maven, he lessened it to pudding. "Trifles, have sponge cake, jam, and Chantilly." He had a very strict definition of a trifle according to the English tradition. I, on the other hand, believe that a trifle is a loose term that encompasses any layered dessert in a glass dish. It welcomes endless creativity. I got the inspiration for this trifle from a special pie my mom has made for my brother and I for the holidays every year. Since I can remember, we have requested Cherry Cheese Pie, Good Pie as I liked to call it, or if you asked my aunt, Runny Pie. The filling would never quite set so there was no hope for cutting a neat slice. It looked like goop on a plate, but it tasted heavenly: similar to cheesecake, but sweeter with a silkier texture. Then I discovered the ingredients found new life as a trifle. All of a sudden the unappealing pie was an elegant dessert layered in individual wine glasses, even appropriate to serve at dinner parties . In lieu of cherries, you can use fresh blueberries, strawberries, or anything else you can think of. Let your imagination run wild. Originally posted on