Tipsy, Tropical Trifle

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 7 mins

This Trifle is a layered dessert that has a German influence from the wine though the trifle is of English origin. This one has lemon curd which is also a favorite of the English. Given a tropical feel from the apricots, bananas, coconut, and nuts! Fusion I would Say so! The hardest part of making this is the microwaved lemon curd which take all of 10 minutes. This makes a good pot luck dessert.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Curd.
  2. In a microwave safe dish, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar.
  3. Heat to dissolve sugar whisking after a minute.
  4. Add butter and stir until it has melted and combined.
  5. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  6. Beat eggs into cooled lemon mixture until well blended.
  7. Return to microwave oven and cook over medium-low, whisking ever minute, about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats spoon.
  8. Cool.
  9. Softening apricots.
  10. Add white Wine to Apricots for one hour then remove from wine.
  11. Pour the wine into a glass filled with ice for your self to enjoy while making trifle.
  12. For Pudding.
  13. Mix the pudding ingredients together whisk till smooth set aside.
  14. Assembly.
  15. In a trifle bowl place half of the angel food cake follow with 1/2 of the lemon curd, pudding, apricots, bananas, 1/3 coconut, cashews and cool whip.
  16. Repeat with second layer.
  17. Top with 1/3 of cool whip garnish with rest of cashews a coconut.
  18. Refrigerate till ready to eat.


Most Helpful

This was just after a long day. This was easy to make although I don't have a microwave. I also used slightly more wine than called for because I boiled it to remove the alcohol since this was being served to kids but I still wanted the flavor. Zaar World Tour 05

Amis October 01, 2005

this was a wonderful dessert which was fun to cook and assemble. i loved the lemon curd, and your easy micro way of preparing it, thats going to be the way i make it from now on-delicious!

chia April 03, 2005

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