Traditional English Sherry Trifle - Strictly for the Grown Ups!
250 mins (prep 240, cooking 10)
13 ingredients
1 servings
Treat your family and friends to this superb traditional boozy trifle full of sherry, raspberries and cream, especially popular at Christmas time. (Forget about counting calories until the New Year!) A trifle is a typically British dessert made with thick custard, fruit, sponge cake, fruit juice or alcohol, and whipped cream. Interestingly it was always made so as to use up, stale, left over sponge cake, which is then softened with either fruit juices or a sweet alcohol like sherry. It really is best not to use fresh sponge as it just goes very soggy and mushy. In the UK you can buy "sponge fingers" or "sponge trifle cakes" which are perfect, or if you have an Italian shop nearby, try ready made tiramisu sponge. It's really easy to make and the ingredients are usually arranged in layers with the fruit and sponge on the bottom, and the custard and cream on top. The best trifles contain a small amount of alcohol such as port, or, most commonly, sweet sherry or madeira wine. If you can't drink alcohol, you can use fruit juice instead, the liquid is necessary to moisten the cake. Trifle containing sherry is sometimes called 'sherry trifle' or referred to as being 'High Church'!! We often had a sherry trifle for dessert or tea on a Sunday afternoon, it was a delicious end to a lazy and relaxing day!

Categories:  fruit , welsh , taste~mood , christmas , romantic , nuts , scottish , raspberries , eggs~dairy , holiday , served-cold , european , presentation , heirloom~historical , vegetarian , english , dessert , berries ,
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Serving Size (589.89 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 2132.3 Calories from Fat 254.16
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28.24g 43.44%
Saturated Fat 17.14g 85.72%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 326.37mg 108.79%
Sodium 2465.6mg 102.73%
Total Carbohydrate 304.34g 101.45%
Dietary Fiber 2.27 g 9.08%
Sugars 275.37 g %
Protein 164.0g 327.99%
Vitamin A 828.42IU% Vitamin C 32.17mg%
Calcium 5613.85mg% Iron 2.24mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
sweet sherry, fresh raspberries, whipping cream, sliced almonds, fresh