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individual mini christmas trifles
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Mini Trifles

These lovely layered mini trifles will wow your guests and can be made up a day ahead.
Prep Time45 mins
Setting time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, British
Keyword: mini trifles, trifle
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 339kcal

Ingredients

  • 85 grams jelly crystals (1 packet Aeroplane jelly if you're in Australia)
  • 125 mls cream (tinned cream, thickened cream or heavy cream)
  • 12 pieces Tiramisu sponge fingers (about 1 cup fresh sponge chopped in small squares)
  • 1/2 cup port, sherry or muscat (or juice for a non-alcoholic version)
  • 1 1/2 cups custard (bought or home-made)
  • 400 grams berries (I used strawberries, raspberries and blackberries)
  • 200 mls thickened cream (known as heavy cream in US)
  • 1 teaspoon custard powder
  • mint leaves for decorating

Instructions

  • Make up jelly following the instructions. This should make about 2 cups of jelly.
  • Use 1 1/4 cups of the liquid jelly mixture to fill the bottoms of 6 small dessert dishes or wine glasses.
  • Put the 6 glasses and remaining mixture into the fridge.
  • When the remaining mixture is close to setting (but still able to be poured (this may take 1-2 hours), combine the mixture with cream and beat on high for 4 minutes.
  • The jelly in the cups should almost be set by this stage. Carefully pour the jelly and cream mixture (flummery) to add another layer to each of the glasses.
  • Allow to set.
  • Crush sponge fingers in a tray and then pour over port, sherry or muscat. Substitute juice if you'd prefer a kids or non-alcoholic version of the trifle.
  • Add sponge fingers as the next layer and then pour a layer of custard in each glass.
  • Add chopped berries as another layer, reserving 6 berries for decorating.
  • Whip thickened cream and custard powder until the cream forms stiff peaks.
  • Pipe cream onto top of layers and decorate each trifle with a berry and mint leaf.

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Notes

This recipe can be made up to a day ahead.

Nutrition

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 237mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 1mg