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Fruit Trifle Recipe

Summer fruit trifle

Published: May 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + setting + chilling
  • Easy
  • Serves 10

This technicolour trip back in time is a masterful assembly job, featuring chunks of chocolate swiss roll laced with cassis and sherry, strawberry jelly, fresh summer berries, readymade custard, cream and the obligatory hundreds and thousands


Make this impressive summer fruit trifle, then check out our chocolate trifle, sherry trifle and strawberry trifle.


  • 500g piece strawberries
  • 135g pack strawberry jelly cubes
  • 400g chocolate swiss roll
  • 50ml cassis
  • 50ml sweet sherry
  • 200g raspberries
  • 500ml tub ready-made custard
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • hundreds and thousands


  • STEP 1

    Use a blender to whizz 300g of the strawberries to a purée, then sieve to remove the seeds. Make up the strawberry jelly according to pack instructions. When it’s ready, reserve 250ml of the jelly liquid, and put the rest into a 30cm x 20cm dish so it’s about 2cm in depth. Chill for 2-3 hours until set. Mix the reserved jelly liquid with the strawberry purée and keep covered at room temperature so it doesn’t set.

  • STEP 2

    When the first jelly in the dish has set, thickly slice the chocolate roll and layer in a deep trifle dish or glass bowl. Mix the cassis and sherry, and drizzle over the top. Quarter or halve the remaining strawberries, so they’re roughly the same size as the raspberries. Cut the jelly into cubes, then scatter the jelly and berries over the sponge, alternating layers as you do. Spoon over the custard then leave in the fridge for an hour.

  • STEP 3

    Very lightly whip the cream to soft peaks, then whisk in the reserved jelly and strawberry purée liquid until the mousse is thick but it still settles flat. Pour over the top of the custard and gently shake to even out the strawberry layer. Chill for at least 3 hours, then sprinkle with hundreds and thousands to serve.

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