Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

Strawberry Shortcake Trifle

1 pint fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups vanilla pudding
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups pound cake cubes (1/2-inch)

Reserve 3 or 4 berries for garnish. Slice 1 cup berries; arrange along
sides of clear straight-sided 1 1/2-quart bowl.

Blend remaining berries in blender or food processor; add sugar.

In a mixer bowl, beat pudding and cream cheese with electric mixer on
medium speed until combined. Place 1/2 cake in bottom of dish. Pour 1/2
the pureed berries over cake. Top with 1/2 the pudding mixture. Repeat.
Cover and chill 24 hours.

Garnish with reserved berries just before serving.