Christmas

23 fabulously festive Christmas trifles

The pièce de résistance on the festive eating agenda.
Women's Weekly Christmas trifle

Trifle is a bit of a love-it-or-hate it Christmas dessert, but as far as we’re concerned, it deserves to be the hero of this year’s Christmas dinner. And whether you like it the traditional way as Grandma used to make it, or you fancy making it sparkle just a tiny bit more with the addition of figs, pears and quince, you’ll be sure to find something that satisfies every guest’s taste.

Are you more of a Christmas pavlova type family, a Christmas pudding family or are you looking for more Christmas desserts?

Black Forest trifle
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A decadent twist on a classic trifle.

Classic Christmas trifle

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Classic Christmas trifle

Classic Christmas trifle

Imagine this stunning dessert as your centrepiece

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Ultimate trifle

This is the trifle to end all trifles, the recipe for the ultimate trifle. Sponge fingers, liqueur, raspberries, strawberries and a liqueur spiked mascarpone cream. Delicious.

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Raspberry and almond trifle

Raspberry and almond trifle

Its not Christmas without trifle on the table! This version uses fresh raspberries and raspberry jelly as well as cream and custard layers.

Summer Mixed Berry Trifle
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Summer mixed berry trifle

Summer mixed berry trifle

Whether is for Christmas dessert or another special summer party, this show-stopping sweet will have everyone asking for more.

Christmas trifle

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Rosé and raspberry trifle

Rosé and raspberry trifle

Everyone will love this grown up trifle featuring a light homemade sponge, rosé jelly and fresh raspberries.

CHAMPAGNE & ORANGE FRENCH MACAROONTRIFLE

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Champagne & orange French macaron trifle

Champagne & orange French macaron trifle

Yes, there’s macarons in this recipe.

berry trifle

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Berry trifle

Berry trifle

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Christmas trifle cake

Christmas trifle cake

This berry-topped spectacle packs serious Christmas punch.

Chocolate raspberry trifle

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Chocolate raspberry trifle

Chocolate raspberry trifle

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Summer trifle

Summer trifle

trifle torta

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Trifle torta

This delicious trifle torte recipe calls for the sponge to be made from scratch, however to save time it is also fine to use store-bought or to prepare the sponge in advance.

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Panettone trifle

Panettone trifle

black forest trifle

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Black forest trifle

Black forest trifle

Chocolate and cherry in a trifle – what more could you ask for?

Classic trifle

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Classic trifle

Classic trifle

It doesn’t feel like Christmas without this classic treat on the table.

lemon curd, blueberry and meringue trifle

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Lemon curd, blueberry and meringue trifle

Lemon curd, blueberry and meringue trifle

This beautiful layered trifle is perfect for a special occasion.

Summer Mixed Berry Trifle
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Summer mixed berry trifle

Summer mixed berry trifle

Whether is for Christmas dessert or another special summer party, this show-stopping sweet will have everyone asking for more.

pear and marshmallow trifles

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Pear and marshmallow trifles

Pear and marshmallow trifles

WHITE CHOCOLATE, IRISH CREAM AND BERRY TRIFLE

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White chocolate, Irish cream and berry trifle

Topped with strawberries, raspberries and white chocolate curls, this Irish cream and berry trifle is a triumph. Creamy, fruity and spiked with alcohol, it’s a celebration in a dish.

ULTIMATE BERRY TRIFLE

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Ultimate berry mascarpone trifle

The clue is in the name. This is, no question, the ultimate berry trifle. It is perfect for any special occasion.

fig, almond and mascarpone trifle

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Fig, almond and mascarpone trifle

Fig, almond and mascarpone trifle

Julie Goodwin chocolate trifle recipe

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Julie Goodwin’s chocolate trifle recipe

Julie Goodwin’s chocolate trifle recipe

Grandma's trifle

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Grandma’s trifle

Grandma’s trifle

peach and nectarine trifle

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Peach and nectarine trifle

You could use apricots as well or instead of either fruit for this divine peach and nectarine trifle. As a rule of thumb, just go with whatever is best in season.

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