Skip the Cake, Eat a Trifle
Trifles—the show-stopping desserts made with layers of spongey cake and creamy custard—are easy to make ahead of time and great for a crowd.
From chocolaty to fruity, here are six amazing trifles.
This trifle is three desserts in one: mousse, gingerbread and caramel.
Chef Fabio Trabocchi's creamy trifle gets delicious cinnamon-spice flavor thanks to the Sicilian fortified wine, Marsala.
What's the secret to this healthy dessert? Bittersweet chocolate that has at least 70 percent cocoa; it has a deeper flavor and is higher in antioxidants.
While the concept of a trifle may eternally remind us of Rachel's meat and whipped cream iteration on Friends, we have concocted a delicious version that may rival that memory. This decadent pear-and-caramel trifle is perfect for a party because it can be made a day ahead and it serves a crowd.
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This decadent dessert is a great way to use slightly underripe pears.
Any kind of cookie works as a layer in this decadent and super-chocolaty trifle from Washington, DC, pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac.
Make this fantastic dessert with pumpkin bread or gingerbread.