Grandfan's Trifle3 Reviews
- Prep: 25 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 4 hr 40 min
“A rich trifle is made with pound cake, sherry and custard layered in a bowl and topped with a lightly sweetened whipped cream. This trifle is the special recipe from my grandmother and has been perfected over the years by other family members as well. It is a must have dessert during the holiday season. Make a huge batch, serve and if you don’t eat it all, stick it in the fridge and it tastes even better the second day!” - by Lisawas
Original recipe yields 1 trifle
- Pour the milk into a microwave proof pitcher, and cook in the microwave on high until the milk begins to simmer, 4 to 5 minutes depending on the microwave. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs together with 1/4 cup sugar in a large bowl. Once the milk is hot, slowly drizzle into the eggs while whisking until all of the milk has been incorporated. Scrape the custard into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the custard has thickened enough to coat the back of a metal spoon, about 5 minutes. Pour the custard into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate several hours until cold.
- Whip the cream with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar to firm peaks; set aside. Line the bottom and sides of a trifle bowl with half of the pound cake slices. Drizzle the pound cake slices with half of the sherry. Pour 1/3 of the cold custard into the trifle dish and smooth the top. Repeat to make two more layers of pound cake, sherry, and custard. Top with whipped cream.
- Cover the dish with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving to allow the flavors to blend.
Amount Per Serving (12 total)
- 317 cal
- 19.2 g
- 29.8 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (3)Rate This Recipe
"Oh gosh this brings back memories. Jessie Parker a friend from years ago used to make this at Christmas to share with our Secretary's group. I remember it having strawberries or cherries sometimes. Oh..." See more the sherry was heady with that whipped cream...sighhhhh. Thanks for sharing."
"Absolutely delicious, it's just missing one final ingredient, but I don't know what it is... Apart from that, it's the BEST!!!!!..." See more"
"Just a tip for more flavor - when I make my homemade custard, I do so in a double boiler. After the milk is hot (not to boiling) I add (4) beaten egg yolks and a mix (in separate bowl) of 1/4 sugar, p..." See moreinch of salt and 2-3 Tblsps corn startch. I slowly add the dry mix after adding the yolks into the hot milk and simmer until thick, stirring frequently. Then I add (1) Tsp. vanilla extract and (1) Tblsp. butter. This custard works great for coconut cream pie (wherein I add (1) cup toasted coconut after the custard thickens) and also for filling cream puffs. After it has cooled a bit, I pour it into a shallow bowl and cover w/plastic wrap, being sure to fit the wrap tightly around the top of the custard, thus avoiding watery custard when refrigerated. And using whole milk is the key, not low-fat milk."
Lemon and Raspberry Trifle in Mason Jars
Just swipe to see more like this.