Sweet Memories

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(Family Features) Family time can get lost when the family calendar is filled up with activities, practices, meetings and homework. It’s important to carve out some special time each week to slow down and enjoy making some fun memories together. You can find more dessert recipes at


Taste-of-the-Islands Banana Foster Trifle

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4–6 servings

1 10.75-ounce package Sara Lee Frozen Pound Cake thawed

1 8-ounce can pineapple tidbits in juice

1 3.4-ounce package instant coconut or banana cream pudding and pie filling

1 c. heavy whipping cream

1/3 c. sour cream

1/4 c. powdered sugar

2 tsp. coconut extract, divided

1 c. caramel topping

3 bananas thinly sliced

2/3 c. shredded coconut toasted

1/3 c. macadamia nuts finely chopped

Cut pound cake into 1-inch cubes. Set aside. Drain pineapple; reserving juice. Place pudding mix, whipping cream, sour cream, sugar, reserved pineapple juice and 1 tsp. coconut extract in a large bowl. Beat at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Combine remaining 1 tsp. coconut extract and ice cream topping in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on High until warmed. Layer pound cake cubes in 4 martini or dessert glasses. Drizzle caramel topping mixture over pound cake. Top with coconut cream mixture and bananas. Garnish with pineapple tidbits, toasted coconut and macadamia nuts. This recipe also works well in a trifle bowl.

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