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Trifle Recipes

Looking for trifle recipes? Find great tasting desserts for trifle recipes including chocolate trifles, strawberry trifles, and more trifle recipes and ideas.

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Peanut Butter Brownie Trifle

This rich, tempting trifle feeds a crowd and features the ever-popular combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Try this dessert for your next party or potluck. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
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More Trifle Recipes

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Cappuccino Cherry Trifle

Field editor Katie Sloan of Charlotte, North Carolina says, "This is a rich dessert that's as pretty to look at as it is good to eat. It's the perfect complement to any meal."

Peach Melba Trifle

Peach Melba Trifle

Peach Melba Trifle

This dream of a dessert tastes extra good on a busy day—you can make it ahead of time! If you don't have fresh peaches handy, subbing three cups of the canned ones works, too. —Christina Moore, Casar, North Carolina

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Peanut Butter Cup Trifle

Using just five ingredients makes this recipe so simple. You can add a little extra decoration with chocolate jimmies, too. —Chris Nelson, Decatur, AR
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Five-Minute Trifle

Five-Minute Trifle

Five-Minute Trifle

Frozen pound cake, pudding mix and whipped topping make this trifle easy to assemble…and true to its name. Any type of cake can be used. Then add your favorite berries or fruit and any flavor of pudding. Chocolate cake, canned cherry filling and chocolate pudding make it a Black Forest variation that’s delicious.—Julia Trachsel, Victoria, British Columbia

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

Individual Cranberry Trifles

If you don't have enough individual parfaits, you can make this dessert from our Test Kitchen in a trifle bowl. Either way, it's sure to bring you rave reviews.

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

Three-Berry Lemon Trifle

"This special recipe was given to me by a friend," Ilene Doty writes from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. "By using some low-fat convenience items, I lightened it up with beautiful results."

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

Christmas Gingerbread Trifle

This dessert is pretty enough to be your holiday centerpiece. I make it extra merry by garnishing with candy canes and red and green M&M's. When she first saw it, my niece's eyes lit up. —Cheryl Thompkins, Kingsville, Missouri

Old English Trifle

Old English Trifle

Old English Trifle

Loaded with cake cubes and fruit, a lovely layered trifle is always welcome at a holiday dinner. The creamy, homemade custard is well worth the effort. —Nancy O'Connor, Glen Ridge, New Jersey

Grandma's English Trifle

Grandma's English Trifle

Grandma's English Trifle

This delicious trifle recipe was my grandmother's. I remember Mother telling me stories from her girlhood—especially how her mother would make an enormous dish of this dessert for Saturday night dinners, when they often had guests. If there were leftovers, they'd have that trifle for dessert every night that week until it was gone! Nowadays, on our dairy farm, this recipe always goes over big with my husband and six children.

Snowy Cherry Trifles

Snowy Cherry Trifles

Snowy Cherry Trifles

This recipe relies on store-bought angel food cake, canned pie filling and a few other convenience items for swift preparation.—May Evans, Corinth, Kentucky

Fruity Angel Food Trifle

Fruity Angel Food Trifle

Fruity Angel Food Trifle

This summery dessert showcases an attractive assortment of fresh and canned fruit. "I refined the original recipe over time to suit our family's tastes," explains Louise Bouvier of Lafleche, Saskatchewan.

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Individual Strawberry Trifles

Individual Strawberry Trifles

A quick, homemade chocolate sauce tops these Individual Strawberry Trifles. I like to garnish the desserts with confectioners' sugar. —Karen Scaglione, Nanuet, New York

Pay Dirt Cake

Pay Dirt Cake

Pay Dirt Cake

With layers of crushed chocolate sandwich cookies and creamy filling, this is definitely a “rich” dessert. You can decorate the top with a few wrapped chocolate coins.—Betty Jean Jordan, Monticello, Georgia

Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

Ladyfinger Trifle

During the busy holiday season, you'll want to stock your pantry with the ingredients for this fast and festive dessert from Gloria Aegerter. "This trifle is easy to make," reports the Summerfield, Florida cook. "It looks so pretty in a glass bowl-people will think you fussed."
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