Nigella's Blackberry Trifle With Creamy Limoncello Mascarpone

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 0 mins

Serve this spectacular layered dessert in a trifle dish or individual dessert glasses for a memorable and refreshing ending to any meal! Perfect for Valentine's Day or other romantic occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries or Afternoon tea. Inspired by a Nigella Lawson recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Split the lady fingers and make little sandwiches of them using more than half of the jam, then press them into a 2-quart size glass bowl.
  2. Crumble the amaretti cookies and scatter most of them evenly over the lady fingers, reserving a bit for the topping, and then pour a generous 1/2 cup limoncello over them.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons limoncello with the remaining currant jam. Add the blackberries, stirring gently to coat.
  4. Spoon the blackberries over the crumbled cookies.
  5. Whisk together the remaining limoncello with the sugar and mascarpone until light and fluffy. Spread gently and evenly over the blackberries in the bowl.
  6. In a small bowl, toss together the remaining amaretti crumbs with the toasted slivered almonds, then sprinkle over the surface of the trifle.
  7. Spoon into dessert glasses to serve.
Most Helpful

Love Limoncello, love this trifle, love Nigella... might have a go without the amarettis next time.

rosslare May 03, 2014