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Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle

Trifles are a great dessert to make when entertaining because they feed a crowd and often can be prepared in advance. Plus, they are so eye-catching on the table.—Janet Varble, Harrisville, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2/3 cups whole milk
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 5 ounces white baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 can (14 ounces) jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1/3 cup raspberry liqueur
  • 1 loaf (10-3/4 ounces) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • For custard, in a large heavy saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in white chocolate and vanilla. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard; cool to room temperature.
  • In a small bowl, whisk cranberry sauce and raspberry liqueur until smooth.
  • In a 3-qt. trifle or glass bowl, layer half of the cake cubes, half of the cranberry mixture and half of the custard; repeat layers. Refrigerate, covered, at least 2 hours.
  • To serve, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe or spoon over top.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 422 calories, 22g fat (14g saturated fat), 122mg cholesterol, 157mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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  • amk4985
    Jan 6, 2014

    was a hit at our family dinner!

  • klieser
    Dec 20, 2012

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