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Recipe Category: Desserts

Christmas Pudding Trifles

A quick Christmassy dessert!

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 15 minutes (plus refrigeration time)
Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • 1 cup dried fruit (currants, dried apricots, sultanas)
  • 1/2 cup cider, sherry or apple juice
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  • grated rind and juice 1 orange
  • 1 jam sponge roll (Swiss Roll)
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or essence
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk

Combine dried fruit, sherry, mixed spice, orange rind and juice together in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Cut jam sponge roll into 12 slices.

For individual trifles use 6 serving glasses and layer a slice of sponge into the base of each. Layer with 1/2 dried fruit, 1/2 vanilla custard and 1/2 almonds, and repeat layers.

For a large trifle, layer into a 6 cup capacity serving bowl.

Refrigerate until chilled before serving.

Whisk egg, sugar, cornflour and vanilla together in a saucepan until combined. Stir in milk. Bring to the boil, stirring until thickened. Transfer into bowl to cool, stirring occasionally to stop a skin from forming. Use as required.


May be made the day before and kept refrigerated.

Recipe Type: Christmas

Author: Naomi Crisante
Date Created: 11/11/2020