This is a variation on a pie recipe that evolved from trial and error. This tastes like an Orange Smoothie over angel food cake!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together orange juice, eggs, and sugar in a small saucepan. Place over low heat, and stir constantly until the sugar has dissolved, and the mixture is very thick. Once thick, strain mixture into a large bowl, and stir in butter cubes until melted. Cover and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.

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  • Fold whipped cream into cold egg mixture until smooth. Recover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

  • To assemble, place half of the cubed angel food cake into the bottom of a trifle bowl. Spoon on half of the whipped cream mixture, and sprinkle with half of the Mandarin oranges. Create a second layer with the remaining angel food cake, whipped cream mixture, and Mandarin oranges. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

252.9 calories; 4.1 g protein; 32.4 g carbohydrates; 83.8 mg cholesterol; 265.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
Wow I was hesitant to try this because it was not yet rated but I am so glad I did! I made a couple of changes not because of the taste but I was making it for my Aunt who loves chocolate and orange together. I made it as the recipe states and added some grated Terry's Chocolate Orange on top of the cake layers and garnished the top with chocolate orange sections and mandarin sections. You could go a step further and use chocolate cake instead of the angel food cake but nothing says spring like angel food cake so i used it anyway. What a refreshing dessert and a nice change from the traditional trifle i have to make my husband since he is British. Great recipe!!! I wish we had taken a picture but it was eaten up so fast I didn't get a chance. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2007
I wish that the recipe would specify that the Orange juice was concentrate and not just juice. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
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Rating: 5 stars
03/26/2007
Wow I was hesitant to try this because it was not yet rated but I am so glad I did! I made a couple of changes not because of the taste but I was making it for my Aunt who loves chocolate and orange together. I made it as the recipe states and added some grated Terry's Chocolate Orange on top of the cake layers and garnished the top with chocolate orange sections and mandarin sections. You could go a step further and use chocolate cake instead of the angel food cake but nothing says spring like angel food cake so i used it anyway. What a refreshing dessert and a nice change from the traditional trifle i have to make my husband since he is British. Great recipe!!! I wish we had taken a picture but it was eaten up so fast I didn't get a chance. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/15/2007
I wish that the recipe would specify that the Orange juice was concentrate and not just juice. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2007
I've made this trifle 4 times now. Everyone loves it and asks for the recipe! I use "not from concentrate" OJ and I also add about a teaspoon of orange zest to the egg mix. I have added dark chocolate which is also delicious. Once I even found a chocolate angel food cake to add to it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2007
Very good! I used 1/4 cup of orange juice concentrate - just the right amount of orange flavor. I also grated dark chocolate on both layers. Will make this again for sure! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2007
We liked this recipe but I made instant vanilla pudding and added orange extract to that then added that into orange juice egg mixture. It disappeared in one day so I know it was well liked. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2007
I loved this recipe. It was a big hit at our Easter dinner. Used Cool Whip added fresh raspberries and used more orange juice in the mix. Yummy Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2007
This was easy to make and rather fun to put together not much work for such a great tasting dessert that my family loved. Just made my second one for Easter dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2009
A nice change from the usual trifle I make. I layered it differently cake fruit and then the custard and decorated the top with chocolate curls. The custard really is the star of the show and I have plans to use it in other ways. Possibly in tart shells with fruit on top for Christmas. Thankyou for a lovely recipe ChefBeth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
YUM! I think the key to this is the homemade custard stuff. Much better than pudding! LOVED it! Read More
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