Bite Sized Trifles…

We love trifles here. 

They are one of our favourite desserts. 

Well mine and the husbands!!

Today I am sharing these fun bite size trifles:

A modern twist on an old favourite.

Sometimes you just need a small dainty pud after a huge Christmas lunch.

These tiny trifles add a delicious sweet finish that look stunning.

Serves 8

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Chilling time: 3-4 hours


  • 175 g (5 oz) blackberries
  • 3 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 trifle sponges
  • 4 tablespoons sweet sherry
  • 2 x 140 g pots ready made long life custard
  • Grated rind ½ small orange
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) double cream
  • 8 small blackberries and a few crushed sugared almonds to decorate, optional


  1. Add the blackberries, sugar and water to a small saucepan, cover and cook gently for 5 minutes then leave to cool.
  2. Cut the trifle sponges into tiny cubes & divide between the bases of 8 small 100 ml (3½ fl oz) liqueur glasses then spoon over the sherry. 
  3. Divide the blackberries and cooking juices between glasses & use the back of a spoon to create and even layer.
  4. Mix the custard with the orange rind then spoon over the blackberries. 
  5. Softly whip the cream and spoon over the custard. 
  6. Decorate each glass with a blackberry and some roughly crushed sugared almonds if liked.

Do you fancy making these bite sized trifles?

Recipe and photo credits -Seasonal Berries

Claire Justine

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  1. Anonymous
    26th November 2011 / 10:30 pm

    As usual you have a good post well done.A really great blog. Will defo try this..

  2. Judy Haughton-James
    26th November 2011 / 10:42 pm

    This looks really good Clairejustine. You are showcasing some wonderful recipes for the holiday season!

  3. Good Girl Gone Green
    27th November 2011 / 4:13 am


  4. Clairejustine
    27th November 2011 / 4:08 pm

    @Anonymous Thank you,I can't wait to try these 🙂

  5. Clairejustine
    27th November 2011 / 4:08 pm

    @Judy Haughton-James Thank you 🙂

  6. Clairejustine
    27th November 2011 / 4:08 pm

    @Good Girl Gone Green Thanks for the comment 🙂

  7. Beauty and the Green
    27th November 2011 / 7:51 pm

    OMG, these look so delicious and beautiful too! I cant wait to try, thanks so much for sharing.

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