12 Impressive Holiday Trifle Recipes
With layers of sweetened cranberries, buttery pound cake, and fluffy whipped cream, this trifle is a truly easy and dazzling dessert. You can prepare all the components ahead of time and assemble shortly before serving.
Chocolate Cream-Puff Trifle
We've combined the holiday classic with another crowd favorite -- cream puffs! They're layered with anisette-soaked fruit, ricotta cream, and blood-orange marmalade in this hybrid dessert. The best part? Everything can be made ahead.
Impress guests with layers of lemon curd, whipped cream, and ladyfingers soaked in sweet dessert wine.
Okay, this one's technically a pudding, but it's assembled just like a trifle! Alternate layers of vanilla pudding, vanilla wafer cookies, whipped cream, and sliced strawberries and bananas, then refrigerate until set.
Triple-Chocolate Peppermint Trifle
Dip into spectacular layers of milk-chocolate pudding and snowy white-chocolate mousse balanced by chocolate-liqueur-soaked cake. Crumbled candy inside and on top adds crunch.
Frozen raspberries macerated in sherry and lemon zest give a lively kick to the layers of this festive, coconut-crowned trifle.
Frozen Chocolate-Mousse Trifles
Chocolate angel food cake soaked in brandy and layered with chocolate meringue will have dinner guests swooning in their seats.
Hosting a holiday brunch? Consider serving this breakfast trifle! Save time without sacrificing on flavor by using frozen waffles but making the creamy vanilla pudding from scratch.
Lemon Cloud Trifle
What is a lemon cloud, you ask? It's a mixture of homemade lemon curd, freshly whipped cream, and egg whites that makes a delicious foil for angel food cake and sherry syrup.
Store-bought pound cake and lemon curd, plus frozen sliced peaches are super time-savers in this lovely layered Christmas dessert.
Sherry Trifle with Brandy Custard
Layers of brandy-spiked pastry cream, ladyfingers, raspberry jam, toasted almonds, and amaretti cookies make a lovely chorus of flavors and textures in this holiday trifle. The piece de resistance? The whole thing is doused in sherry.
Gingerbread Trifle with Cognac Custard and Pears
Pears coated in ginger-cinnamon caramel are layered with sliced gingerbread and cognac custard in this spectacular trifle. This dessert is the perfect finale for a holiday dinner.