Saturday, September 10, 2011

Mixed Fruit Trifle

Gautam and Shyam Mama called up to say they were visiting in the evening. The boy had finished his engineering and just started working for a small IT services company. He is traveling  a lot already so when he was in Chennai for work he decided to meet us as he was passing through Blr. I had to make something that would make a Mumbai young man happy. So I served him Onion crackers with tomato salsa and this trifle. He loved both as you don't get those onion crackers in Mumbai and trifle makes anyone happy. Really!


4 Good day biscuits
3 cups Mixed cut fruit bits ( apple, chikoo, banana, pineapple)
1/4 cup Orange juice
2 teaspoon Orange zest
2 cups Free flow Custard
1/2 cup fresh cream
1 tablespoon sugar or substitute
4 orange slices to decorate

For the custard

Use 3 tablespoons of custard powder dissolve in 1/4 cup cold milk. Boil 1/2 litre milk. Mix in the custard paste. Cook for 2-3 mins till thick. Cool completely at room temp and then use for the trifle.

To assemble the trifle. Take 4 glass tumblers or European wine glasses, these make perfect sized servings of this treat. Put 1 Good day biscuit in each. Fill up half of the tumbler with diced mixed fruits. Sprinkle a large pinch of orange zest on it. Use up the 2 teaspoons of zest. Pour the orange juice over the fruits to avoid oxidizing and add the citrusy kick. Pour 1/2 cup of custard into each tumbler. Lastly mix the sugar in the cream and beat it till light. Dollop out the cream into 4 servings. Decorate with sliced orange. Chill for couple of hours and serve.

This dessert is decadent.


  1. Looks colourful and delicious ..just so yum

  2. great looking dessert. love this idea of putting that orange slice on top. look so so colourful.

  3. OMG amazing this will be in my must do list so so good n yummy..

  4. Omg, wat a fabulous trifle,utterly delicious..

  5. wow :) looks grt :) will try it on my husband's birthday :)

  6. That is such a great way to serve trifle, Anjali!

  7. Anita good to see you comment here after long :)


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