Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle Recipe
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Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle Recipe

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Trifles are a great dessert to make when entertaining because they feed a crowd and often can be prepared in advance. Plus, they look so eye-catching on the table.—Janet Varble, Harrisville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2-2/3 cups milk
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 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-in. cubes
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 370 calories, 19g fat (11g saturated fat), 117mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and vanilla. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk cranberry sauce and raspberry liqueur until smooth.
  4. Place half of the cake cubes in a 3-qt. trifle bowl or glass bowl. Spread with half of the cranberry mixture; top with half of the custard. Repeat layers. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Pipe over top. Yield: 14 servings (3/4 cup each).
Originally published as Cranberry-White Chocolate Trifle in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2010, p159

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amk4985 User ID: 5118881 188226
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2014

"was a hit at our family dinner!"

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