Easy English Trifle


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.

10 to 12 servings


  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored Jell-O®

  • ½ cup wine

  • 1 (19 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained

  • 16 ounces sponge cake, cut in cubes

  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed


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

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

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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
6g Fat
61g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 11
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 61g 22%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 1mg 5%
Calcium 63mg 5%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 96mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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