English Trifle

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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servings 310 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings



  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 61.1g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 504 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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.



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 trifl...

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

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 o...

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