Orange Hazelnut Trifle

Orange Hazelnut Trifle

Serves 8 to 10
This trifle is best when it is prepared 8 to 24 hours in advance of serving. Prepare the orange curd up to 2 days in advance. Have all of the components ready, and assembly will be a snap. And when you're done, it not only tastes great but also looks stunning as well.
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup Grand Marnier
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 9 oranges, peels and white pith removed, cut into segments
  • 1 pound angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound hazelnuts, toasted, husks removed, finely chopped
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Whisk eggs, 2 cups of the sugar and orange juice together in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens to the texture of pudding, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in butter, then Grand Marnier. Transfer orange curd to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

Using an electric mixer, whip cream in a large bowl until it begins to thicken, then add remaining 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla. Continue whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks. Gently fold one-third of the orange curd into the sweetened whipped cream and set aside.

Set aside 12 of the orange segments for garnish. Layer cake, remaining orange curd, remaining orange segments, whipped cream and hazelnuts in a large glass bowl in that order, repeating each layer 3 times and using a spatula to spread out and press down the ingredients as you go. Garnish with reserved oranges, cover and chill for 8 to 24 hours before serving.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 790 calories (410 from fat), 45g total fat, 19g saturated fat, 260mg cholesterol, 420mg sodium, 84g carbohydrates, (5 g dietary fiber, 51g sugar), 13g protein.
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