Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas

Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts.

Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas.

Hello friends, happy Monday. So how was your weekend? I’ve been poorly, so done nothing but rest!

Do you also fancy making one of these delicious trifles this Christmas?

Celebrate Christmas in style this year with California Walnuts. Who has shared four new recipes that are set to impress this festive season.

From freshly baked California Walnut. Brie & Cranberry Croissants, to homemade Spiced Apple & California Walnut Cookies.

A comforting Fried Gnocchi dish with Squash & California Walnuts and finally, a show-stopping Festive Inspired Trifle.

Festive Inspired Trifle

Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas:

Experience the joy of the season with this festive-inspired trifle recipe, perfect for a memorable Christmas celebration.

Indulge in layers of holiday flavours and colours, sure to delight your taste buds and spread the holiday cheer. Make this trifle the centerpiece of your Christmas table!

Table Of Contents:

  • Firstly, Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas Ingredients.
  • Secondly, Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas Method.
  • Thirdly, Other Recipe Ideas.

Prep: 20 minutes plus cooling and setting

Cook: 5 minutes

Serves: 8

You Will Need:

  • 135g pack raspberry jelly
  • 300ml mulled wine
  • 100g Madeira cake, sliced
  • 50g custard powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp grated nutmeg
  • 600ml milk
  • 100g California Walnuts
  • 300ml whipping cream
  • Sprinkles to decorate

Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas The Recipe:


  1. Cut the jelly into cubes and place in a large jug.  Heat the mulled wine to just below boiling and pour over the jelly, stir to dissolve and top up with water to give 500ml. 
  2. Place the cake slices in the base of a 1.2 litre trifle dish and pour over the jelly, chill until set.
  3. Meanwhile, place the custard powder, 50g sugar and nutmeg in a saucepan and blend in the milk, bring to the boil, stirring continuously until thickened. Chop half the walnuts and add to the custard.  Transfer to a bowl, cover the surface with clingfilm and allow to cool.
  4. Meanwhile, place 50g sugar in a small saucepan with 50ml water, bring to the boil then add remaining walnuts, cook for 2 minutes. Place the remaining sugar on a plate. Using 2 forks remove the walnuts from the syrup and toss in the sugar, allow to cool.
  5. When the jelly is set, spread over the custard. Whisk the cream to soft peaks and spoon over the custard.
  6. Sprinkle over the sugared walnuts and sprinkles to serve.

Cooks tip:

Try different flavours of jelly and serve with a sparkler for really festive fun.

Cost per serving 84p. A classic Christmas trifle with a festive walnut twist.

Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas.

So what do you think about this recipe? Do you also fancy a festive Christmas trifle? Recipe and image courtesy of California Walnuts.

You Might Also Like:

Firstly, California Walnut, Brie & Cranberry Croissants.

Each recipe is designed to help use up your leftovers and are less than £2 per serving.

Helping you to keep the festive cheer high, while keeping costs low. California Walnut, Brie & Cranberry Croissants.

Secondly, Spiced Apple & California Walnut Cookies.

How yummy? Such a tasty treat for any time of the year.

Are you planning a list of Christmas baking yet? Fancy adding these cookies to the list? Spiced Apple & California Walnut Cookies.

Thirdly, Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe. 

So yummy! If you are looking for some yule log recipes to try out this year, you have come to the right place.

Fancy making a classic yule log recipes with a modern twist? Walnut And Cherry Yule Log: Christmas Recipe.

Fried Gnocchi with Squash & California Walnuts:

Fourthly, Fried Gnocchi with Squash & California Walnuts.

How tasty!  Fried Gnocchi with Squash & California Walnuts.

Are you looking for more modern trifle ideas? How about these:

Firstly, Big Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One. A trifle, anyone?

What does trifle mean then?

In English cooking, a trifle is a sweet dish made of custard, fruit, and a thin coating of sponge fingers soaked in sherry or another fortified wine. Whippet can be used to decorate it. It also tastes fantastic!

A trifle has to be one of my husband and I’s favourite desserts. Here, we adore them. So I’m sharing this incredible trifle from Rachel’s Organic again today. Trifles are a year-round staple recipe that are as timeless as they come.

Other than cake, fruit, custard, and cream, are there any other finer sweet treat combinations?

What about topping your trifle with some delicious Raspberry Bio Live Yogurt? Making this recipe is incredibly quick and simple. Fruit Trifle: Celebrations Not Complete Without One.

Home Made Trifle Sponges:

Home Made Trifle Sponges.

Secondly, another idea is to make your own sponges.

I made these trifle sponges yesterday ready for a trifle I was making. I like to buy shop-bought ones when I am in a hurry and make my own when I have more time. 

We love trifles, so it is good to mix them up a bit. I mostly make them up around Christmas, Easter and birthdays. Just like my Grandma use too. 

Trouble is they were so yummy, me and the children ended up eating most of them. I now have to make them up again! Ha!! No worries, they are quick and easy to make.

Passing on a family tradition. Home Made Trifle Sponges.

Thirdly, Iced Chocolate Tiramisu

Iced Chocolate Tiramisu anyone? This tiramisu uses the classic Italian Lady, or sponge fingers (sometimes labelled tiramisu fingers) available from good delis.

One of my favourite creamy desserts. How about you? So yummy.

They are soaked in a coffee and liqueur syrup and then layered with a rich mascarpone mousse.

There’s no churning or ice-cream making so the whole recipe is delicious yet incredibly easy. Iced Chocolate Tiramisu.

How To Make A British Berry Trifle.

Last but not least, a quick-to-make pudding with layers of flavour, this uses the best of fine British ingredients.

It makes the perfect dessert to serve at a traditional British celebration. Vegetarian. How To Make A British Berry Trifle.

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Festive Inspired Trifle To Try This Christmas.
Claire Justine
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  1. Penny Struebig
    12 November 2022 / 20:49

    Just beautiful! I’m excited to try making this.

    • 17 November 2022 / 18:53

      Thanks for stopping by, Penny.

  2. Nicolle
    11 November 2022 / 18:37

    Claire this looks amazing! I just pinned this for Christmas!

  3. Tanya @ Mom's Small Victories
    9 November 2022 / 22:48

    this looks amazing! pinned it. stopping by from penny’s passion’s party!

    • 11 November 2022 / 20:15

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

  4. Ka, the next best thing to mummy
    9 November 2022 / 10:22

    I l a good trifle #alittlebitofeverything

  5. Lovely
    8 November 2022 / 07:49

    This looks yum! I will give it a try.