Christmas Trifle Dessert Recipe

Festive dessert recipe to brighten up the holidays

If you are looking for a light and easy dessert to serve during the holidays, look no further! This Christmas trifle dessert recipe whips up in a jiffy!


 Christmas Trifle Dessert Recipe

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1 (5.9 ounce) package individual jelly-filled roll cakes

½ cup sherry

2 pints fresh raspberries

1 tablespoon white sugar or to taste

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 2 cups milk

½ cup half and half cream

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons sherry

1 tablespoon butter

1 egg

1 egg yolk

½ cup white sugar

1/3 cup all  purpose flour

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Whipped cream (Optional)

Fresh raspberries (Optional)

Chocolate Curls (Optional)



1.  The first step in this Christmas trifle dessert recipe is to slice the jelly rolls into 1-inch pieces. Line a glass trifle bowl with the sliced jelly rolls.  Drizzle 1/2 cup of sherry over the jelly roll slices. Next you must toss the raspberries with 1 tablespoon of sugar or to taste and thereafter spoon over the jelly roll slices.

2.  In a bowl, whisk together the egg, egg yolks, and 1/2 cup of sugar until smooth; whisk in the flour until thoroughly combined and free of lumps. Pour milk and half-and-half into a saucepan; heat over medium heat until the milk mixture is steaming hot but not simmering. Whisk about 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture until smooth. Repeat, whisking the hot milk in thoroughly each time, until you have whisked in about 3/4 cup of the hot milk mixture. Whisk the milk-egg mixture back into the steaming milk in the saucepan. Reduce heat to low temperature. Whisking constantly, heat the sauce until it is thickened and just at the point of simmering (do not boil sauce), 3 to 4 minutes. Whisk in vanilla extract, 2 tablespoons of sherry, and butter. Allow the sauce to cool for about 10 minutes, whisking often to avoid lumps.

3.  Pour the custard over the raspberries in the trifle bowl, cover bowl with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled and set at least 2 hours.

4.  Garnish with whipped cream, more raspberries and chocolate shavings if desired. Feel free to go festive when decorating your Christmas trifle!

This is the perfect recipe to complete a heavy Christmas meal with a truly festive trifle that will have everyone asking for more!

Let us know how your Christmas trifle dessert recipe turned out!

Wishing you Happy Holidays, and be sure to stop by the Edge Social Grille & Lounge for our holiday festivities!

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