Shamrock Sweets: 10 Irish Desserts for St. Patrick's Day

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day treat? You won't be able to resist these delicious Irish desserts. We've got green caramel, bread and butter pudding, blueberry fool, adorable rainbow trifles and more! (11 Photos)

Sharon Bowers on Mar 14, 2013 at 9:27AM

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Shamrock Sweets: 10 Irish Desserts for St. Patrick's Day

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Irish Trifle

Old-fashioned trifles in the 19th century were sumptuous affairs, big bowls of homemade cake cubes doused in sherry, fresh summer fruit, custard and cream. Modern Irish trifle is a little more prosaic — usually cake cubes and canned fruit cocktail with Jell-O poured over the cake before it’s covered in readymade custard and cream — but no less beloved. This festive trifle is a happy medium between the two: store-bought pound cake and fresh fruit, homemade custard and freshly whipped cream. The recipe uses green pound cake (a surprise buy that our local store was stocking for St. Paddy’s Day) and canned diced peaches as the fruit to keep the Irish theme. You can make it in one big glass bowl or in little individual dishes as you prefer. The sour strips stuck in the top help lead you to the treat at the end of the rainbow.

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