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Festive Holiday Trifle

Serves 8 to 10
Time 7 hr 15 min
We've taken a few twists with the traditional trifle in this recipe. Pound cake and prepared pudding save time, while roasted apples and pears add lovely fruit flavor.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 large Asian pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (16.0-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 24 ounces prepared vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold whipping cream
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Method

Put 1/2 cup of the sugar and 1/4 cup water into a small saucepan. 

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. 

Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 1 minute. 

Transfer sugar syrup to a bowl, cover and refrigerate until cooled.

Preheat the oven to 375°F. 

Mix apples, pears, vinegar, cinnamon and butter together in a large bowl, then arrange on a large rimmed baking sheet. 

Bake, stirring occasionally, until fruit is golden and tender, about 45 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Cut cake crosswise into 8 pieces. 

Cut each piece into 3 strips. 

Line bottom of a 3-quart trifle dish with 8 strips of cake, then drizzle with about 3 tablespoons of the sugar syrup. 

Spread half of the pudding over the top, then arrange about 3 cups of the fruit on top. 

Top with remaining cake, then repeat process with sugar syrup, pudding and fruit. 

Reserve extra apples and pears in a bowl, covered, in the refrigerator. 

Cover trifle and chill at least 6 hours.

Whisk cream and remaining 3 tablespoons sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form. 

Spread whipped cream over the top of the trifle and fan remaining apples and pears over the cream. Serve immediately.

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  • 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 3 large Asian pears, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 (16.0-ounce) frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 24 ounces prepared vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups cold whipping cream
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.