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English Trifle Recipe

English Trifle

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"This recipe is a given in our home for most holidays, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is easy to prepare and very tasty. It can be made a day or two ahead."

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Original recipe makes 10 to 12 servings Change Servings


  1. In a large glass bowl, combine the gelatin and 2 cups boiling water. Mix until dissolved.
  2. Mix together the wine, reserved fruit cocktail syrup and enough cold water to equal 1 3/4 cups. Add to gelatin and mix well.
  3. Add cubed cake and fruit to mixture; stir and refrigerate 4 to 5 hours.
  4. Prepare custard according to packaging to equal 2 cups. Pour over gelatin mixture and refrigerate. Top with whipped topping before serving.
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Nov 05, 2003

i tried this for a quick way to make a dessert, wouldnt call this an english triffle since we use fresh friuts and no pre made cream lol, i would call it the american lazy way of making a trifle , tastes good but isnt really a trifle:) my kids loved it :)

Apr 07, 2003

Great Recipe!! I used fresh fruit instead of canned, but the basics were EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much!!


4 Ratings

May 15, 2004

This recipe is awesome. Yes, it is the lazy American version...hence, easy and quick to make with lots of flavour. Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen anyway? I couldn't stop with just one serving. In addition, the mold holds up well, while at the same time melting in your mouth. I found using canned fruit cocktail made it easier to eat, as the pieces of fruit were not too large for eating. It was a hit with the crowd as well. A nice sweet dessert but not so rich, like cheesecake.


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  • Calories
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.1 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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