Peach Corn Bread Trifle

This dessert is everything I love about a recipe: Easy, gorgeous, and based off one of my mom's recipes! Obviously, you should use Mom's Corn Bread recipe for this Peach Trifle, but we won't judge if you go with store bought—whatever gets it done! Fresh peaches and decadent whipped cream make this dessert the perfect summertime treat. Throw in blueberries and raspberries to really take it over the top or be a peach and stick to the basics. Either way, your diners will die for this Peach Corn Bread Trifle.


WHAT YOU'LL NEED:


1 loaf Mom's Corn Bread, or store bought is fine!

8-10 fresh, ripe peaches

1 quart heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla extract

1 lemon

Blueberries or raspberries, optional


WHAT YOU'LL DO:


Slice your peaches and remove pits. Give them a taste for sweetness, then throw peaches into a bowl. If they're not as naturally sweet as you'd prefer, add a tablespoon of sugar. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over peaches (this will prevent browning). Stir to combine and set aside.


Hot tip: I've been known to add some fresh blueberries or raspberries into this peach mix—they're a delicious, fun add!


Cut corn bread into 1" squares. Set aside.


Grab a bowl and your preferred form of mixer (stand, hand held, a whisk). A chilled metal bowl would be great here, as we are whipping cream and the cold always helps it whip faster. Add a quart of heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons vanilla, and 2 tablespoons sugar. Whip cream until nice, stiff peaks have formed. Taste and adjust from there (some people like sweeter, I tend to like it less sweet so the peaches can have their moment).


Grab your trifle bowl. Again, a glass bowl works great here especially for aesthetic appeal so you can really see those layers. However, I've straight up made this in a metal mixing bowl before! Just have fun with it and get creative.


Now, we layer. For the first layer, use half of your corn bread. Place in dish and press it down gently. For the second layer, use half of your peaches. For the third layer, use half of your whipped cream.


Repeat those three layers again with the rest of your ingredients until they're gone. Take care to make the top layer of cream as adorable as humanly possible. For example, I always adorn the top with some form of peach. Here, I used a lovely half peach but I pretty much do this differently every time. There is no wrong way to adorn.


The layers organically create a gorgeous landscape on the sides of the bowl and obsessing over them is common.


Refrigerate your trifle for at least a few hours before serving. She is best served as chilled as possible.


Make it step-by-step with me below!


LET'S DO THIS ONE STEP AT A TIME:

1. Grab your peaches, your trifle dish, and your loaf of Mom's Corn Bread! To reiterate, a glass bowl and your favorite store bought corn bread are incredible here as well!

2. Slice your peaches and remove pits.

3. Throw your peaches in a bowl.

4. Taste your peaches for sweetness.

5. Mine are not super sweet today, so I am adding a tablespoon of sugar to help them out.

6. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon over peaches. This will prevent browning.

7. Stir to combine. Set aside.


I've been known to add some fresh blueberries or raspberries into this mix—they're a delicious, fun add!

8. Grab your corn bread, cutting board and a bread knife.

9. Cut corn bread into 1" squares. Set aside.

10. Grab a bowl and your preferred form of mixer (stand, hand held, a whisk). A chilled metal bowl would be great here, as we are whipping cream and the cold always helps it whip faster.

11. Add a quart of heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons vanilla and 2 tablespoons sugar. Ensure that your vanilla looks like two victorian women on horseback. This is crucial.

12. Whip cream until stiff peaks have formed. Taste and adjust. Some people like sweeter whipped cream, but I prefer less sweet so the peaches can have their moment.

13. Grab your trifle bowl and tell her you love her. Glass is great with a trifle so you can get credit for the layers, but I have straight up made this in a metal mixing bowl before! Just have fun.

14. Assembly time. Grab your girls and let's do this.

15. For the first layer, use half of your corn bread. Place in dish and press it down gently.

16. For the next layer, use half of your peaches. Place in dish and press them down gently.

17. For the next layer, use half of your whipped cream. Place in dish and press it down gently.

18. Smiley Spoon is having WAY too much fun!

19. Repeat those three layers again with the rest of your ingredients. Take care to make the top layer of cream as adorable as humanly possible.

20. I love to adorn the top with some form of peach. Here, I used a lovely half peach. I pretty much adorn differently every time—there is no wrong way. so

21. And there she is. I love the way the layers organically create a gorgeous landscape on the sides of the bowl. You are welcome to obsess over these layers as you go along, or just let them do their thing!

22. Ok time to stick her in the fridge so she can settle in before you serve her. She is best served as chilled as possible and with a few hours in the fridge (at least) before hand.


Enjoy!