Quick and Easy
Christmas Trifle
  • Description:

    One delightful layer of flavour after the other, there’s nothing like a traditional Christmas trifle. One of the best things about this dessert is that you can make it your own by changing layers to suit your taste. We’ve given this variation a generous dose of creamy caramel and divine chocolate chunks, which really sets it apart. Feel free to substitute the fruit cocktail pieces with any of your favourite fruit and, if you want to add a bit of kick to the dessert, simply drizzle sherry over the finger biscuit layer. Just don’t use too much, the biscuits are best if they’re still crisp. Serves: 8 - 12.

  • Ingredients:

    1 packet (80g) of Ritebrand red jelly
    1 packet (80g) Ritebrand green jelly
    2 cups custard
    200 g pack of Boudoir biscuits
    360 g tin caramel treat

    425 g tin fruit cocktail pieces, drained
    1 tsp. lemon juice
    ¼ cup Old Brown Sherry
    64 g (2 x 32 g) Flake chocolates

    110 g (2 x 55 g) BarOnes, chopped
    1 cup Orley Whip or 1 spray can whipped cream
    Strawberries, to garnish (optional)

  • Method:

    1. Make red and green jelly in separate glass bowls as per packet instructions and set in fridge for about 2 hours.
    2. Pack trifle ingredients in single layers as follows:
      - First layer: Red jelly
      - Second layer: Boudoir biscuits
      - Third layer: Half of the caramel
      - Fourth layer: Half of the fruit cocktail pieces
      - Fifth layer: Half of the custard
      - Sixth layer: Half of BarOne chocolate pieces
      - Seventh layer: Green jelly
    3. Repeat all the layers as many times as your bowl allows.
    4. Top with whipped Orley Whip.
    5. Garnish with crumbled Flake chocolate and a few sliced strawberries.

    Tips and variations:

    1. Replace tin of fruit cocktail with 4 to 6 large sliced bananas.
    2. Add lemon juice to prevent bananas from turning brown.
    3. Drizzle Old Brown Sherry to taste over Boudoir biscuits.
    4. Replace tinned fruit with seasonal fresh fruit.
    5. Any chocolate can be replaced with your favourite.
    6. Prepare red jelly in your most beautiful 750 ml parfait glass bowl and layer the rest of your trifle ingredients on top of it.
    7. Serve the trifle in jars.