Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Recipe From the Hood: Nectarine Trifle


Here's a sweet no-bake dessert for these hot summer days!  It's perfect for those days when you don't want to turn on the oven and still have a great tasting and looking dessert.   It was my daughter Tati's 15th birthday, we had this for dessert instead of our traditional Ice Cream Cake.  It  is sweet and tart and oh so delicious.  Just layer the ingredients in a glass and your are done.

I was inspired by a recipe (thus, a Recipe from the Hood) posted by Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is for this dessert.  Mary posts excellent book review and tablescapes and makes tempting desserts.


First of all, I want to say that this is one of  "those desserts," that doesn't have an exacting recipe -- so just go with the flow.

1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped and flavored with sugar and vanilla
5-6 nectarines, cut into slices
1 package Sandie's Pecan Shortbread or any shortbready cookies, broken into small pieces -- each glass will take about 4 cookies -- 2 in each layer.
1/2 cup lemon curd
1 cup pecans, broken up in small pieces and sugared.  See directions below.

Place crushed cookies into glass and cover with nectarines (about 1/2 of a medium nectarine).    Add 1-2 teaspoons lemon curd and 2 tablespoons of whipping cream.   Repeat.  Top with sugared pecans.

Red Couch Recipes Note:  Yield:  This recipe made 6 desserts.  To sugar pecans, place 1 cup pecans in small sauce pan, add about 4 tablespoons of sugar and cook on medium heat until sugar melts, making sure your stir constantly.  Quickly take off heat and turn pecans out on foil and allow to cool before using.



Thanks to my sister Jean who lives in San Antonio for the wonderful Trader Joes's Lemon Curd used in this recipe.  She recently made a trip to California and picked me up four bottles.  There are no Trader Joe's in Utah where I live or Texas where she lives.  Trader Joe's Lemon Curd is a weakness. 

Posted with the following:  Wow Us Wednesday

15 comments:

Julie Harward said...

YUM YUM...love the lemon curd in it...my cheeks are asking for some right now! ;D

Karen said...

You come up with the best stuff!!!....

The White Farmhouse said...

Mmmm.... this sounds really good! Love anything with lemon curd in it! Plus, no oven?! Count me in!

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Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks very seasonal and easy Joni, bet everyone loved it:@)

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, Joni -- anything with both nectarines AND lemon curd would be just about heaven :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sarah said...

Looks delicious.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

We have a Trader Joes but it's far across town so I rarely shop there :( For this recipe I'd make the trek!

Designs By Pinky said...

I was just thinking that I wanted a snack, this is making my mouth water. It WILL be dessert tomorrow night! I ahve nectarines in the fridge, have one every day! Thanks so much! Isn't Mary's blog amazing! Have a great week. XO, Pinky

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The Martys said...

Visiting from Kim's party. I need to go to Trader Joes. I have heard so much about Lemon curd from there. Looks like you have some yummy recipes. Will be back to check them out.

Amy

Jacqueline said...

Mega yum! Lemon curd and nectarines and cookies and cream - what could be easier. Your presentation is so pretty too. Mary has just the best ideas and photos doesn't she?

I see you are on Pinterest! How fun. I love it. Now I have a ton of things I want to make!

Hanni said...

Hmmm, Yummy!

Anu@MyDreamCanvas said...

This looks great. I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

Sue said...

I love trifles because they look so impressive, but sre so easy to put together! Delicious too:)

AudreyO said...

What a great dessert. Almost like making your own sand in a jar LOL

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