Last weekend we had company over and so I decided to make something special for dinner, plus dessert. I made my Turkey Meatballs, modified slightly with added Italian sausage and adjustments to the bread crumbs, cheese, and tomato. I served it with ravioli, Sesame Garlic Toast, and green beans. But the real hit of the evening was the dessert. (Well, at least for me it was.)
While we were eating dessert, I mentioned that I needed to come up with a name for it so I could post the recipe here. My husband’s cousin said I should call it Berry Pudding Volcanoes. I really like this name, so I decided that is what I am calling them. Her husband, however, said all recipes should be named the day of the week you had it on, then the main ingredient, followed by “Delight.” So that would make this Sunday Strawberry Delight. Either name will work, as long as you have some good fresh berries to make it with.
Berry Pudding Volcanoes
1 package instant Jello vanilla pudding mix
3 cups milk
3 lbs fresh strawberries
1 pint fresh raspberries
¼ to ½ cup sugar
Mini angel food cake cups
Mix pudding with milk according to package directions, and refrigerate to set. Slice strawberries; rinse well. In a large bowl, mix strawberry slices, raspberries, and sugar. The amount of sugar you will need depends on how sweet the berries are. (Since it is early in the season, I used at least a ½ cup.) Refrigerate berries for at least an hour.
Assemble the volcanoes just before you are ready to serve dessert. Place one angel food cake cup in each bowl. Spoon pudding into each angel food cake cup, and then spoon berries over the top. Make sure to add at least one large spoonful of the berry juice over each serving. Enjoy!
Note about the angel food cake cups:
I purchased the angel food cake cups for this dessert at Costco. We all agreed that these are better than the ones you usually get at the grocery store because they are more dense. But whatever type of angel food cake cups you can find will work. You could even use slices of angel food cake, though it wouldn’t technically be a volcano then, and you might have to call it Sunday Strawberry Delight instead.