trifle recipe
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Trifle Recipe

Quick, easy, and delicious trifle recipe. Treat your guests to a delightful, fruity, creamy trifle dessert. This recipe is very easy to follow. They won’t get enough of this delicious finish to a meal! It is so colorful that it is a must for a summer or spring festive table. Some people use sponge cake instead of finger biscuits – I believe the fingers improve the taste.

trifle recipe

Colorful Trifle Recipe

Sadie F
Treat your guests to a delightful, fruity, creamy trifle dessert.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Cooling Time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 12 People
Calories 260 kcal


  • 2 packets ladyfingers or Boudoir biscuits
  • 1 packet red jelly
  • 1 packet green jelly
  • 1 tin fruit cocktail large
  • 1 tin grenadilla pulp small
  • berries to decorate
  • ½ liter pouring cream
  • 1 liter Ultramel or homemade custard
  • ½ cup chopped nuts walnuts
  • 50 ml sherry


  • Prepare jelly in 2 bowls - pour 100 ml boiled water in each.
  • Stir until dissolved.
  • Add 25 ml sherry to each jelly.
  • Divide grenadilla pulp into the two bowls. Keep some aside for garnishing.
  • Dip garnishing berries in jelly.
  • Drain canned fruit. Divide the fluid and add to the two jelly bowls.
  • Take a large transparent bowl to prepare the dessert.
  • Soak biscuits in the jelly mixes to get two contrasting colors.
  • Pack neatly to cover the bottom and sides of the bowl.
  • Top with a thin layer of fruit.
  • Sprinkle some nuts over.
  • Cover with enough custard.
  • Pour some cream over.
  • Repeat layers until all ingredients are used.
  • Put enough cream to be white on top.
  • Decorate with the remainder of grenadilla, berries, and some whole nuts.
  • Feel free to add grated chocolate as the last touch.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.


Calories: 260kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 5gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 86mgPotassium: 237mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 574IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg
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