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Black Forest Trifles

A duo of delicious puddings layered with sweet cherry sauce makes an impressive dessert that’s a cinch to create.


6 servings

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  • thawed, juices reserved
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 6 c. milk
  • 1 (5.9-oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 (5.1-oz.) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • Whipped topping, chocolate shavings and cherries, optional


In pot, combine cherries, sugar and reserved juices; over low heat, bring to a simmer. Mix two tablespoons water and cornstarch; stir into pot. Cook until thickened, stirring. Pour into bowl; cool. Chill.

Using three cups milk, prepare chocolate pudding according to package directions. Prepare vanilla pudding with remaining milk. In each of six glasses, layer 1/4 cup chocolate pudding, one tablespoon cherry mixture, 1/2 cup vanilla pudding, one tablespoon cherry mixture and 1/4 cup chocolate pudding. Garnish.

Per serving: Calories: 406 Protein: 9 grams Fat: 8 grams (5 grams saturated) Cholesterol: 24 milligrams Carbohydrates: 73 grams Sodium: 841 milligrams Fiber: 2 grams Sugar: 62 grams 

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