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English Trifle to Die For Recipe
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English Trifle to Die For

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"A traditional English trifle all children in the UK grow up eating on high days and holidays. "

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Original recipe makes 1 trifle Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 45 mins

Directions

  1. Spread a little jam on each piece of cake and place in the bottom of a large glass bowl. Sprinkle raspberries over cake.
  2. Heat 10 fl. oz. cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While the cream is heating, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until pale yellow and smooth. Strain yolk mixture into a clean bowl. Pour hot cream into egg yolks and stir vigorously. Return mixture to pan over low heat and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. While custard is cooling, whip 10 fl oz. cream until soft peaks form. Place almonds on a baking sheet and toast, in a 300 degree oven or toaster oven, stirring frequently, until golden, 2 to 10 minutes.
  4. Spread cooled custard over cake in bowl. Top with whipped cream and toasted almonds. Chill 2 hours before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 19, 2005

This trifle was delicious and a big hit with everyone! I have tried trifle with instant pudding this beats it hands down. A note of caution: As a reviewer noted below custart recipe does NOT cover it at all. Be prepared to double or possibly even triple the custard portion of the recipe. It is worth it though. I used ladyfingers which were wonderful. I used strawberry jam and cut up fresh strawberries and bananas and layered it in the trifle. Delicious!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2010

Low rating but my fault - custard was way too runny Once I figure it out I'll rerate.

 
Feb 21, 2005

This was so easy! I wanted to fill my trifle bowl to the top, so I used 2 frozen 1 lb. Sara Lee pound cakes. I spread some of the cubes with raspberry curd and some with good raspberry jam. This added some really cool color contrast. I also made more whipped cream (with a little rum and vanilla) and extra custard (added vanilla there too). My guests adored it as did I!!

 
Jan 27, 2004

when i was a lil girl my dad used to make a trifle on highdays :) and this is what it should taste like its great,thanks dear polly

 
Jan 27, 2004

i whipped this trifle together for a luncheon with a friend, and we couldn't get enough. Am making it tonight for the family as I didn't have any leftover yesterday!!!!!!!!!!! Was the best best best I ever had, so easy, and once you make it with "custard" as opposed to instant pudding, you'll be a convert!!!!!!1

 
Jan 27, 2004

Great recipe! This was my first time making trifle. It is a bit time consuming and recipe needs to be doubled to feed a family. Added vanilla to the custard and to the whipped cream as well. Turned out great and everyone loved it.

 
Aug 20, 2007

This is real trifle - instant pudding is a big NO NO when it comes to making English trifle. Thanks. I had lost my good custard recipe and I think this one will replace it. Not for those on a diet!!!!!

 
Feb 15, 2007

All I can say is WOW. This was my first time making Trifle and this was delish. I did make some changes due to the size of dish I was trying to fill. I used twice as many raspberries and doubled the recipe for the custard. I used this extra to make the trifle with three layers instead of just one.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 566 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 63.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 179 mg
  • 60%
  • Fat
  • 33.2 g
  • 51%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 6.7 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 350 mg
  • 14%

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

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