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Orange Blossom Trifle Recipe
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Orange Blossom Trifle

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"This is a variation on a pie recipe that evolved from trial and error. This tastes like an Orange Smoothie over angel food cake!"

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    5 hrs 25 mins


  1. Stir together orange juice, eggs, and sugar in a small saucepan. Place over low heat, and stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is very thick. Once thick, strain mixture into a large bowl, and stir in butter cubes until melted. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  2. Fold whipped cream into cold egg mixture until smooth. Recover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  3. To assemble, place half of the cubed angel food cake into the bottom of a trifle bowl. Spoon on half of the whipped cream mixture, and sprinkle with half of the Mandarin oranges. Create a second layer with the remaining angel food cake, whipped cream mixture, and Mandarin oranges. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 26, 2007

Wow, I was hesitant to try this because it was not yet rated but I am so glad I did! I made a couple of changes, not because of the taste, but I was making it for my Aunt who loves chocolate and orange together. I made it as the recipe states and added some grated Terry's Chocolate Orange on top of the cake layers and garnished the top with chocolate orange sections and mandarin sections. You could go a step further and use chocolate cake instead of the angel food cake but nothing says spring like angel food cake so i used it anyway. What a refreshing dessert and a nice change from the traditional trifle i have to make my husband since he is British. Great recipe!!! I wish we had taken a picture but it was eaten up so fast I didn't get a chance.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 15, 2007

I wish that the recipe would specify that the Orange juice was concentrate, and not just juice.


17 Ratings

Jul 07, 2007

I've made this trifle 4 times, now. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe! I use "not from concentrate" OJ and I also add about a teaspoon of orange zest to the egg mix. I have added dark chocolate which is also delicious. Once, I even found a chocolate angel food cake to add to it.

May 25, 2007

Very good! I used 1/4 cup of orange juice concentrate - just the right amount of orange flavor. I also grated dark chocolate on both layers. Will make this again for sure!

Apr 15, 2007

We liked this recipe but I made instant vanilla pudding and added orange extract to that, then added that into orange juice egg mixture. It disappeared in one day so I know it was well liked.

Apr 14, 2009

YUM! I think the key to this is the homemade custard stuff. Much better than pudding! LOVED it!

Apr 13, 2007

I loved this recipe. It was a big hit at our Easter dinner. Used Cool Whip, added fresh raspberries and used more orange juice in the mix. Yummy

Apr 07, 2007

This was easy to make and rather fun to put together, not much work for such a great tasting dessert that my family loved. Just made my second one for Easter dinner.


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  • Calories
  • 253 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.4 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 84 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 12.7 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

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

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