This recipe is a given in our home for most holidays, especially Christmas and Thanksgiving. It is easy to prepare and very tasty. It can be made a day or two ahead.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
11
Yield:
10 to 12 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large glass bowl, combine the gelatin and 2 cups boiling water. Mix until dissolved.

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  • Mix together the wine, reserved fruit cocktail syrup and enough cold water to equal 1 3/4 cups. Add to gelatin and mix well.

  • Add cubed cake and fruit to mixture; stir and refrigerate 4 to 5 hours.

  • Prepare custard according to packaging to equal 2 cups. Pour over gelatin mixture and refrigerate. Top with whipped topping before serving.

Nutrition Facts

310 calories; protein 4.2g; carbohydrates 61.1g; fat 5.6g; sodium 504.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2003
Great Recipe!! I used fresh fruit instead of canned but the basics were EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2003
i tried this for a quick way to make a dessert wouldnt call this an english triffle since we use fresh friuts and no pre made cream lol i would call it the american lazy way of making a trifle tastes good but isnt really a trifle:) my kids loved it:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2003
i tried this for a quick way to make a dessert wouldnt call this an english triffle since we use fresh friuts and no pre made cream lol i would call it the american lazy way of making a trifle tastes good but isnt really a trifle:) my kids loved it:) Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2003
Great Recipe!! I used fresh fruit instead of canned but the basics were EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thanks so much!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2004
This recipe is awesome. Yes it is the lazy American version...hence easy and quick to make with lots of flavour. Who wants to spend all day in the kitchen anyway? I couldn't stop with just one serving. In addition the mold holds up well while at the same time melting in your mouth. I found using canned fruit cocktail made it easier to eat as the pieces of fruit were not too large for eating. It was a hit with the crowd as well. A nice sweet dessert but not so rich like cheesecake. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/21/2016
This was super simple and pretty tasty. Read More
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