festive mulled fruit trifle

Hello there, I’m back again.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to New Year.

I’m going to keep my promise today and share my recipe for mulled fruit trifle.  It’s simply delicious, if I do say so myself!  This trifle makes a lovely dessert for Christmas or New Year dinner.  We had it on Christmas Day.  It is fast becoming a favourite in the linen cloud house.

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So, on with the recipe.

Mulled Fruit Trifle

Ingredients: 150ml ruby port, 75g caster sugar, 1tsp mixed spice, 500g frozen fruits of the forest, 200g madeira cake, 300ml cream, 500ml quality custard

Method:  Add the ruby port, mixed spice and caster sugar to a saucepan and bring to the boil. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer for 5-10 minutes and stir now and again until the liquid becomes syrupy.  Add the frozen fruits, stir and leave to one side until cool.

Break the madeira cake into chunks and put in the bottom of a glass serving bowl. Cover the cake with the forest fruit mixture and mix gently.  This ensures all the cake is coated with the syrupy mixture.  Add a layer of good quality custard, or if you have time and the inclination, feel free to make your own.

Whip the cream and add as the final layer.  You can be as flamboyant or reserved as you want with the final decoration.  For this one, I attempted piping the cream to make pretty peaks.  As you can see in the picture below, it was only slightly successful!  But you can decorate the trifle to suit the occasion.  Some dark chocolate curls always look pretty added on top.

note:  a mix of raspberries and strawberries would work just as well as forest fruits

What do you think? Maybe some of you will give my take on retro Christmas trifle a go.  I promise you won’t be disapppointed.

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That’s it for today but I will be back tomorrow for my last guest post.  Looking forward to seeing you.  Bye for now, Bee x

12 thoughts on “festive mulled fruit trifle

  1. Mmmm, I could go a bowl of that right now! We are having an Aussie tradition later – pav! (Otherwise known to us Brits as pavlova – meringue with whipped cream and fresh fruit). My sis does a wicked pav.

    • Not sure about that Heather … I have diastrous moments too … you should give the trifle a go … it is lush … Bee x

  2. Mmmm, Bee, this looks divine! My husband does not like Christmas Pudding so we always make a trifle for him – I think he will like this, and I like the way it uses more seasonal fruits and flavours than other trifles. Gillian xx

    • It is very christmassy with the port and mixed spice … I hope your husband likes it as much as we do … Bee xx

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