Mini Trifles

 

This is what I made for dessert the other night.  Doesn’t it look pretty?  I usually make it in a large bowl, but I thought the mini bowls were kind of fun.  Trifle is a traditional English dessert usually served for special occasions (or at least that’s how it was when I lived there about a hundred years ago). The bottom layer usually consists of ladyfingers on the bottom and sides of the bowl, sometimes moistened with sherry, then a layer of fruit. That is then covered with a layer of fruit preserves, a layer of custard, and a layer of whipped cream. Yummy!!

I usually don’t have ladyfingers, although I can find them every once in a while. So, I have to be creative when I make it. Here is what I do: I put a layer of cubed pound cake in the bottom, put in a layer of peaches and then cover that with black cherry jello.  Followed by a layer of real English custard compliments of some real English people that brought me some mix on one of their visits. Thank you Richard and Audrey! 🙂 When I run out of the custard mix I will go back to using vanilla pudding or making the custard from scratch.  Top that off with whipped cream and a cherry and, voila!  Trifle! 

I would love to hear how you would make it. What kind of fruit would you use? Nuts or no nuts on the top?