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English trifle can be made in one large dish or several small dishes. Ours combines fruit, jam, juice-drenched pound cake, and whipped cream.

Source: Everyday Food, December 2003
Total Time Prep Servings



Cook's Notes

To make individual raspberry trifles, follow steps 1 through 3. In each of 10 glass serving dishes or wine glasses (1 1/2-cup capacity), follow procedure in step 4, making only two layers in each glass.

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  • ChocolateDreamer
    22 DEC, 2009
    What a beautiful dessert!! I have had this with brownies layered in it too. My favorite are the brownies from Dove Chocolate Discoveries.
  • ovestobake
    31 JAN, 2009
    That makes such a pretty presentation Claire, that's a trifle dish, but you could also, make it in a large clear glass bowl, and although, it wouldnt' be quite as pretty, it would still be very nice. Try these. Even Amazon is listed as having them.
  • kmassenburg
    25 DEC, 2008
    I have made this several times and it is always a huge hit! very easy and delicious!
  • fressias2000
    17 DEC, 2008
    clair_b1003 you could try ASDA.
  • claire_b1003
    28 NOV, 2008
    I neeeeed that dish! Anyone know where I can get one in the UK (or online that ships to sunny Yorkshire)??
    21 JUL, 2008
    Excellent trifle and so EASY to prepare. I halved the recipe but there was still plenty to serve to a bunch (6) of my friends after dinner. I got loads of compliments about how light and fresh it tasted, I loved the tartness of the raspberries and the lemon syrup.
  • JenniferScillia
    17 JAN, 2008
    WOW! What a delicious and simple recipe! I was in a pinch and used a cake mix that made a butter cake - it was a fabulous substitute. This took all of 10 minutes to put together and my four year old loved helping with the layering. It was a huge hit!
  • rwctlc1107
    20 DEC, 2007
    I have made this dessert every Christmas since Every Day Food first published it. It is easy to make, beautiful to present and delicious to eat!

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