Eggnog Trifle Recipe
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Eggnog Trifle Recipe

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This classic Christmas dessert is too delicious to have just once a year. So our family serves it for birthdays…and whatever other occasion we can think of! —Cynthia Butt, Winnipeg, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:8-10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8-10 servings


  • 3/4 cup cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups eggnog
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped, divided
  • 1 loaf-shaped angel food cake (10-1/2 ounces) or sponge cake
  • 1 cup raspberry jam or preserves
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Maraschino cherry halves

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein


  1. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix until blended. Gradually add eggnog; mix well. Fold in extract and 1 cup whipped cream; set aside.
  2. Cut cake into 1/2-in. slices; place a fourth in a 2-qt. serving bowl. Top with 1/3 cup jam. Spoon 1 cup of eggnog mixture over all. Repeat twice. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
  3. Fold sugar and vanilla into remaining whipped cream; spoon on top of trifle. Garnish with cherries. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with commercially prepared eggnog.
Originally published as Eggnog Trifle in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1997, p42

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2012

"This recipe is delicious. I added some fresh whole raspberries instead of the cherries, and some crushed ginger snap cookies on the top for a little crunch."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"Everyone loved this! I made this for Christmas dinner and it was delicious! Numerous people asked for seconds."

Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

"I'm not an egg nog fan but, I made this for Christmas and believe me, THIS is the way for me to enjoy egg nog. 5 STARS."

Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I served this to my guests and most of it went down the disposal. Nobody liked this, especially the jam in this trifle. Not a good choice. Skip this one."

Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"I have been making this for 3 years now and every time I take it anywhere the bowl comes home empty. I always have it!"

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