Imperfect Blueberry Angel-Food Trifle

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house.

Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next-door neighbor …

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. – Mother Teresa

I love this quote of Mother Teresa’s. It sounds so lovely and I really wish the last line would be a reality all of the time, but I have to admit that for me, it’s not. But it’s a good goal to have and to strive for.

I love how she talks about our houses. I know that as a matter of fact my house is not the same as her house was. But she still encourages us to love others … starting in our homes.

One thing I did this last week was to try a new trifle recipe.

I really appreciate the simplicity of this dessert, and that the ingredients are low-fat. The secret is to use a really good Greek yogurt, because the flavor is actually richer.

I found my $2 yard sale trifle bowl. (I’m getting excited for yard sale season this year!)

I also call this the “imperfect dessert” because it doesn’t matter if the layers are not perfectly put together. It’s quick to make, very few ingredients, and very tasty and healthy for your guests.

My family loved it.

Do you make yummy, healthy desserts for your family using yogurt? What’s your favorite quick and easy recipe?


Recipe: Blueberry Angel-Food Trifle {}

Summary: This dessert can be made low-fat by using low-fat or fat-free Greek yogurt.


  • 1 pound frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 store-bought angel-food cake
  • 2 cups fat-free or low-fat good quality Greek yogurt


  1. Place the berries and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the berries are soft, for about 8 minutes. Let the berry mixture cool.
  2. Tear large chunks (about 3 x 3 inches) from the angel-food cake and line the bottom of a glass bowl.
  3. Cover with a layer of yogurt and a layer of berries in syrup. Repeat the process, ending with spoonfuls of yogurt and berries on top!
  4. Refrigerate or serve right away.

Preparation time: 10 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Number of servings (yield): 6


11 comments on “Imperfect Blueberry Angel-Food Trifle”

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  3. Yummy! I made this with Cool Whip and it is also yummy that way.

  4. Yum! Making tonight for Brunch for my Bible study tomorrow! Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Look how rich in color those blueberries look! YUMMY! I made a similar dessert awhile back. I purchased little plastic parfait cups I layered honey flavored greek yogurt, sliced strawberries, bananas, slivered fresh basil, then drizzle with melted chocolate and sprinkle with coconut if desired…YUM! The basil adds a POP that I would have never imagined!

    Here’s a link to my post…I need to make it again to take a picture because everyone grabbed them so fast that I didn’t have time to take a pic.

  6. I have a soft spot for angel food cake.

  7. what a lovely quote indeed. And I like imperfection–best way to love others through my own imperfections.

  8. You have a great eye for yard sale finds!
    Trifles are great to make when something you are baking doesn’t quite turn out
    “perfectly”. Thanks for the tip on the Greek yogurt, I love it but would probably not
    have thought of this combo, you’re the best!


  9. Same as Joyness, I have done this with strawberries, but not blueberries. Can’t wait to try.

  10. OMG!!! I love trifle! I have done this with strawberries and coconut cream, but not blueberries, I need to try this!

  11. Well, Sandy, you can’t get simpler than that. It looks so rich and luscious, but I’m sure the calorie count was very low with the Greek yogurt and angel food cake. What a dieter’s delight!

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