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Top 10 Trifle Recipes

Looking for a delicious (and easy!) dessert for a special occasion? These top-rated trifle recipes are loaded with berries, chocolate, pumpkin and more indulgent ingredients.

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Strawberry Trifle

I won first prize in a dairy recipe contest with this tasty trifle. You can double the recipe if you’d like. —Norma Steiner, Monroe, Wisconsin

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Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle

There’s more to pumpkin than pie, as this impressive trifle proves. It looks so elegant with alternating layers of gingerbread cake and pumpkin/butterscotch pudding. Try making it ahead of time for a fuss-free dessert when you’re planning to entertain guests. —Lyla Lehenbauer, New London, Missouri
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Irish Creme Chocolate Trifle

I was given a bottle of Irish cream liqueur as a gift and had leftover peppermint candy, so I created this delicious trifle. It’s always rich and decadent. —Margaret Wilson, Sun City, California
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Raspberry Cocoa Trifle

This lovely layered dessert is my husband's favorite. I always make it for our Christmas dinner, but it's excellent after any special meal. —Karen Bourne, Magrath, Alberta
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Chocolate Strawberry Punch Bowl Trifle

I threw this dessert together when I needed something quick to take to my in-laws’. Because it’s beautiful, everyone thinks it requires a lot of effort. —Kristi Judkins, Morrison, Tennessee
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Blueberry Lemon Trifle

A refreshing lemon filling and fresh blueberries give this sunny dessert sensation plenty of color. Don't worry about heating up the oven—this trifle doesn't require baking. —Ellen Peden, Houston, Texas
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Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

You can speed up this recipe by using a store-bought pound cake or baking and freezing one ahead of time. The sugared pecans can also be prepared in advance and stored in an airtight container. Find more tips in our how to make a trifle guide! —Becky McClaflin, Blanchard, Oklahoma
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Caramel Chocolate Trifle

A highlight of our annual family reunion is the dessert competition. The judges take their jobs very seriously! Last year's first-place winner was this tempting trifle.—Barb Hausey, Independence, Missouri
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Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle

For a dessert that looks as great as it tastes, trifles can’t be beat (Psst! Curious on what is a trifle? Check out this guide!). Layers of rich pound cake, luscious cream and sweet strawberries make this treat very inviting. —Marnie Stoughton, Glenburnie, Ontario
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Grandma’s English Trifle

This scrumptious trifle recipe is a family heirloom. My grandmother would make an enormous dish of it for Saturday night dinners when they often had guests. If there were leftovers, they’d eat that English trifle dessert every night that week until it was gone! —Ruth Verratti, Gasport, New York

Christina Herbst
Christina is an Assistant Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in content creation and SEO optimization. She enjoys trying out local foodie restaurants and coffeehouses and adding copious amounts of garlic and cheese to any recipe she can get her hands on.

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