Tipsy, Tropical Trifle

"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."
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
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  • For Curd.
  • In a microwave safe dish, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, and sugar.
  • Heat to dissolve sugar whisking after a minute.
  • Add butter and stir until it has melted and combined.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Beat eggs into cooled lemon mixture until well blended.
  • Return to microwave oven and cook over medium-low, whisking ever minute, about 5 minutes or until mixture thickens and coats spoon.
  • Cool.
  • Softening apricots.
  • Add white Wine to Apricots for one hour then remove from wine.
  • Pour the wine into a glass filled with ice for your self to enjoy while making trifle.
  • For Pudding.
  • Mix the pudding ingredients together whisk till smooth set aside.
  • Assembly.
  • 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.
  • Repeat with second layer.
  • Top with 1/3 of cool whip garnish with rest of cashews a coconut.
  • Refrigerate till ready to eat.

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  1. 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
  2. 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!



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