Save Recipe Print
Fruit and Pastry Cream Trifle
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
40 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Pastry Cream:

Directions

Arrange a layer of ladyfingers in a trifle dish or large bowl, breaking the ladyfingers in half as needed to fit the sides. Cover with 1/2 to 1 inch of Pastry Cream, followed by a quarter each of the jam, fruit and whipped cream. Repeat the layering 3 more times or until you have used up all of the ingredients. Serve with a spoon to make sure everyone gets all of the layers. Enjoy!

Pastry Cream:

Put the heavy cream, 1/2 cup of the sugar and the vanilla bean seeds and pod in a saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to a boil over low heat. While the cream is coming to a boil, combine the eggs and remaining 1/2 cup sugar in one bowl and the cornstarch and milk a second bowl. Beat both with a whisk to a homogeneous mixture -- no big lumps of egg white! When the cream comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and discard the vanilla pod. Whisk half of the cream into the egg-sugar mixture and then IMMEDIATELY whisk it back into the pan with the hot cream. (This is called tempering and will allow you to combine boiling cream and eggs without making scrambled eggs.)

Return the pan to a medium heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch-milk mixture. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. (It is necessary to bring this mixture to a boil to cook the starch; otherwise the pastry cream will feel starchy and gritty.) Cook until thickened to the consistency of vanilla pudding (YUM!). Transfer to a bowl and chill; this can be done really quickly over an ice bath.

Categories:

My Private Notes

Add a Note
Get the Recipe

No-Churn Watermelon Ice Cream Slices

Cool off with a slice of this incredible treat.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Tropical Fruit Trifle

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Passion Fruit and Mango Fruit Trifle

Recipe courtesy of Cheryl Smith

Pastry Cream

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Strawberries and Cream Trifle

Lime Cream Trifle

Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid

Coconut-Cream Trifle

Recipe courtesy of Danny Boome

Caramel Pastry Cream

Recipe courtesy of Mary Sue Milliken|Susan Feniger

Raspberry and Pastry Cream Filled Puff Pastry

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Latest Stories