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Eggnog Trifle Recipe

Eggnog Trifle Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

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AliceFarrell User ID: 3453816 49930
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."

a.chuckrey User ID: 4762642 21011
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

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

mep52 User ID: 5575715 44722
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."

lchickie User ID: 4988065 21009
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."

ruthieQ209 User ID: 2983811 20655
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!"

dinkum User ID: 616604 49920
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"This trifle is just Delish in every way, the flavour of the eggnog is right through. Unfortunetly, we only get eggnog at Christmas time in Australia, but it will be worth waiting, to make it again next year"

barb11g User ID: 5577370 43897
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"you can eat it with your eyes first your taste buds second and third it was wonderfull even the second time. Good good job. Wonderful recipe."

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