Trifle Dessert Recipes made with Homemade Custard

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Trifle dessert recipes must top the dessert charts of all time especially when they are made with homemade custard.

They are very easy to make, don’t require a huge list of ingredients and best of all they taste divine - somewhere between heaven and paradise!

Many people have trifle at holiday times such as Christmas or Easter but it is a perfect dessert to eat at any time, especially if you are entertaining. A trifle can be made in advance and kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve. Some desserts can be classed as male or female desserts but this one is enjoyed by male, female and children alike. Even our dogs are partial to a little trifle now and again!!!

Both our recipes have alcohol included in them. However if children will be eating this recipe, especially young children, then you can leave the alcohol out - it will still taste delicious. In fact I rarely add either brandy or cherry to my trifles as I much prefer the taste without.

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Traditional Trifle dessert

Serves 6

You will require
  • 6 small trifle sponges
  • strawberry jam
  • 5 tablespoons of sherry
  • 8 glaced cherries chopped in half
  • 1tablespoon of cherry juice from bottle
  • ½ pint of custard
  • ½ pint of whipping cream
  • almonds and cherries to decorate
Spread the trifle sponges with jam.
Line the base of a trifle bowl with the sponges.
Pour the sherry over the sponges.
Sprinkle the halved cherry pieces over the top of the sponges.
Drizzle the cherry juice over the cherries.
Spoon the custard over the sponge and cherry mix.
Spread the cream on top of the custard.
Sprinkle the almonds on top.

Apricot Trifle dessert

Serves 6 You will require
  • 750ml custard
  • 225g macaroons
  • ½ pkt trifle sponges
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 can apricots
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • glaced cherries for decoration
Mix together the macaroons and custard.

1. Line the base of a trifle bowl with half the trifle sponges.
2. Drizzle half the brandy over the sponges.
3. Puree the apricots without the juice and pour half over the sponges.
4. Pour half the custard over the sponges.

Now repeat steps 1-4.

Spread the cream over the last layer of custard.

Decorate with cherries.

Homemade Custard

There is nothing tastier than making your own homemade custard for any trifle dessert recipes.

Once you have made it yourself you will never buy custard again.

This recipe is very easy, the only thing you have to remember is to keep stirring.

It's not something you can cook while doing anything else as you really need to keep an eye on it or else it will curdle and be ruined.

You will need
  • 2 eggs
  • 28g castor sugar
  • ½ pint of milk
Mix the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl.
Gently warm the milk before pouring the egg mixture into it.
Stir it all the time over a low heat.
Do not allow to simmer as the milk will curdle.
When the custard starts to thicken, remove from heat.
Pour the homemade custard over the trifle mix.

If you have enjoyed these trifle dessert recipes, take a look at our strawberry trifle recipe.

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