1½ cups water
2 teaspoons agar powder
12-ounce can frozen white grape juice concentrate
1½ cups frozen mixed berries such as raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, etc., (crush and measure berries when frozen)
½ cup fresh or frozen cranberries (or increase mixed berries to 2 cups)
½ cup crushed pineapple with juice
1 small apple, finely chopped
2 tablespoons honey or sugar if needed, depending on tartness of berries
2 cups whipped topping (Find this recipe under the Spreads and Dips section in this blog.)
1. Place water in a small saucepan and stir in agar powder. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
2. Combine remaining ingredients (except whipped topping), including boiled agar mixture. Chill 2-4 hours.
3. In six dessert goblets, alternate layers of fruit mixture with whipped topping. For large trifle bowl, double recipe. Chill and serve.
Tips: Instead of layering in a trifle bowl or goblets, use a flat glass casserole dish and top with a layer of whipped topping.
Variation: Other juices may be used, such as apple, or white grape raspberry.
Some prefer agar because it is not an animal product but if you don’t have agar, use regular gelatin or 1½ tablespoons of Knox Unflavored Gelatin and simply bring to a boil in step 1.