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    English Trifle

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    43 mins

    40 mins

    3 mins

    Leslie in Texas's Note:

    My good friend, Dawn, gave me this recipe over 25 years ago at my request. Her mother is English and I thought this was the best dessert I'd had in a long time! Dawn said that she sometimes uses Bird's Imported English Dessert Mix to save time. This trifle uses three batches of custard and it is recommended that you prepare each batch separately to avoid any scorching or lumping.This is an ideal prepare- ahead dessert for Christmas dinner or any special dinner. This must be made the day before you plan to serve it. Prep time does not include chilling time.

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    For custard

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Brush flat sides of macaroons with liqueur and arrange flat sides against the glass around the sides of a 12 cup glass bowl or trifle bowl, then line bottom with flat side up.
    2. 2
      Spread generously with raspberry jam, being careful not to crush macaroons.
    3. 3
      For custard:.
    4. 4
      Whisk yolks in medium saucepan.
    5. 5
      Gradually add sugar, whisking until mixture is thick and lemon colored, about 2 minutes.
    6. 6
      Blend in milk, whipping cream, and cornstarch mixture.
    7. 7
      Place over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes. DO NOT boil or mixture will separate.
    8. 8
      Remove from heat and stir until slightly cooled.
    9. 9
      Blend in vanilla and nutmeg.
    10. 10
      Transfer to bowl and repeat twice, for a total of about 3 3/4 cups custard.
    11. 11
      Spoon 1 1/4 cups custard over raspberry jam layer.
    12. 12
      Cover with a single layer of pound cake slices.
    13. 13
      Using a pastry brush,soak cake generously with 1/4 to 1/3 cup sherry.
    14. 14
      Spread thin layer of raspberry jam over cake.
    15. 15
      Top with half of drained raspberries.
    16. 16
      Carefully spoon another 1 1/4 cups custard over berries.
    17. 17
      Repeat layering with remaining pound cake slices, sherry, and jam.
    18. 18
      Cover with remaining berries and carefully spread remaining custard over top.
    19. 19
      Brush 8 or 9 macaroons with liqueur and arrange over custard, flat side down.
    20. 20
      Place plastic wrap directly on surface of trifle and refrigerate overnight.
    21. 21
      About 3 to 4 hours before serving, whip cream in medium bowl until foamy.
    22. 22
      Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until stiff but not dry.
    23. 23
      Spoon over macaroons, swirling top.
    24. 24
      Crush 10 to 12 macaroons and sprinkle a 1 inch border around outer edge of whipped cream.
    25. 25
      Refrigerate until serving time.

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    Nutritional Facts for English Trifle

    Serving Size: 1 (232 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 638.7
     
    Calories from Fat 262
    41%
    Total Fat 29.1 g
    44%
    Saturated Fat 17.3 g
    86%
    Cholesterol 227.2 mg
    75%
    Sodium 183.8 mg
    7%
    Total Carbohydrate 81.0 g
    27%
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    22%
    Sugars 48.1 g
    192%
    Protein 5.5 g
    11%

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