Prep:  25 minutes
Cook:  10 minutes
Serves:  6
Average: 4.6 (56 votes)
Recipe by: Australian Eggs
Christmas desserts don't get better than this easy trifle recipe. Using a basic custard recipe, bought jam roll and berries it's perfect for summer entertaining.
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Easy Custard Berry Trifle
Basic Custard
Basic Custard
  1. Combine cream and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat and bring to just a simmer.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk yolks, cornflour, vanilla and sugar together in a large heatproof bowl. Gradually whisk in the hot cream mixture until smooth.
  3. Return mixture to cleaned saucepan and place over low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until custard thickens and thickly coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Serve warm or transfer to a glass bowl and cover surface with plastic wrap (to prevent a skin from forming). Set aside to cool then refrigerate for up to 3 days.
  1. Stir orange zest through the chilled custard.
  2. Layer half the jam roll slices on the base of a 2 litre (8-cup) capacity serving dish, pressing the cut surface of the rolls against the glass. Top with one-third of the custard. Layer three-quarters of the strawberries in the custard, pressing halves against the glass, and scatter with three-quarters of the blueberries. Repeat with another one-third of the custard and remaining jam rolls. Add remaining custard to top of jam rolls.
  3. Top the trifle with dollops of cream. Scatter with raspberries and remaining strawberries and blueberries, pistachios and extra orange zest. Cover and refrigerate until required.
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Loved it
2 years 4 months ago
Made a few tweaks but it turned out great
Christmas Trifle
3 years 7 months ago
I want everyone to know how delightful this recipe is. 5 stars. Making it again for Christmas
Christmas favorite
3 years 8 months ago
Made this last year. Fantastic
3 years 9 months ago
I made this custard during COVID. If I can have my family over for Christmas dinner they'll get this trifle for sure