My mom used to make this traditional dessert every year at Christmas time. Its very simple to make and yummy. I have made a few changes to it due in large to a lack of birds custard mix.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line the bottom of a deep glass dish with 1/2 the ladyfingers. Pour 1/2 the rum over ladyfingers; top with 1/2 the raspberries.

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  • Beat cold milk, pudding mix, and orange zest together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth, about 2 minutes. Spoon 1/2 the pudding over raspberry layer. Arrange the remaining lady fingers atop pudding layer and around sides of bowl. Pour remaining rum over ladyfingers; top with remaining raspberries and pudding. Refrigerate trifle for flavors to set, about 1 hour.

  • Beat heavy cream in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium-low speed until fluffy. Spoon whipped cream over trifle and sprinkle with almonds.

Cook's Note:

Keep in mind the liquor is optional for a more child-friendly dessert. Strawberries work just as well in place of raspberries. As far as bowls go, we use two types. I have one that is tall to help with the layering. But we have on many occasions just used a wide glass bowl that's only about 3-inches deep and just done one layer.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 7.6g; carbohydrates 39.1g; fat 24.6g; cholesterol 110.1mg; sodium 366.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2014
This is a really pretty dessert that is soooo easy to make. Used canned whipped cream to save time. Not kid-friendly but a nice adult holiday treat. You can buy single-serving trifle dishes at Walmart for less than two dollars each! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
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