Rum Trifle

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  • 1/2 cup light rum
  • 3/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 small box vanilla pudding (not instant)
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chilled heavy cream
  • 8 cups angel food cake, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • Sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Pour rum over raisins and slivered almonds in a small bowl. Let soak for 1 hour.
  2. In a medium saucepan, mix pudding with 2 1/2 cups milk. Cook over medium heat until it boils. When pudding has cooled, whip the chilled cream and fold one-half of the whipped cream into pudding.
  3. In trifle bowl or other pretty, clear crystal bowl, layer 1/3 cake cubes. Sprinkle with 1/3 rum mixture, then 1/3 pudding. Repeat layer twice, ending with pudding.
  4. Cover and refrigerate a minimum of 3 hours and a maximum of 24 hours before serving.
  5. Garnish with remaining whipped cream, maraschino cherries and toasted sliced almonds.

Yields 10 servings.