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Lemon Trifle


This dessert with curd and ladyfinger biscuits is a big hit with the whole family.

  • Servings: 6

Source: Everyday Food, September 2009


  • 10 Italian ladyfinger biscuits (from half a 7-ounce package)
  • 1/2 cup dessert wine (such as Sauternes or sweet sherry)
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup Easy Lemon Curd


  1. Place ladyfinger biscuits on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with dessert wine; let stand 5 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk heavy cream with confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form.

  2. Place 5 soaked ladyfingers in a 2-quart serving bowl. Top with 1/3 cup lemon or raspberry curd, then half the whipped cream. Top with remaining ladyfingers, 1/3 cup curd, and remaining whipped cream; top with remaining 1/3 cup curd. Refrigerate 3 hours (or up to overnight) before serving.

Cook's Notes

If you wish, you can substitute Raspberry Curd for Easy Lemon Curd.

Reviews Add a comment

  • bsmeltzer4
    29 MAY, 2017
    I am disappointed there was no nutritional value listed. I like to know the sugar and carb content and then I know where to make changes or not.
  • MS11178750
    19 MAR, 2017
    What kind of cake goes best with 7 minute frosting?
  • MS112677146
    22 JUL, 2016
    What could you use instead of wine to drizzle over the lady fingers?
  • claritygolden
    8 APR, 2012
    This recipe was ok, pleasant but not amazing. I doubled it, which used all the lemon curd. The recipe is quite expensive, between buying the lady fingers and the dessert wine (I didn't use Sauternes, just another dessert wine suggested by the wine store owner), and I'm not really sure it's worth it. It's lemony but not quite as lemony as I like.