Tropical Trifle with Fresh Pineapple

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A refreshing and delicious tropical trifle made from fresh pineapple.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
15 servings


  • 4 tablespoons vanilla custard powder

  • 4 cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 fresh pineapple, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • water to cover

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 (12 ounce) loaves prepared pound cake, crusts trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch squares

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped


  1. Mix custard powder with a few tablespoons cold milk in a bowl.

  2. Pour remaining milk into a saucepan, stir in sugar, and bring to a boil over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Add custard mixture to hot milk, stirring continuously until liquid has thickened. Set aside to cool completely.

  4. Place pineapple in a large heavy pan, cover with water, and bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and allow to cool, about 30 minutes. Strain the juice and set aside. Place pineapple pieces in a bowl.

  5. Mix brown sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over pineapple pieces and toss to coat.

  6. Layer 1/2 the pound cake in a trifle bowl. Sprinkle with 1 to 2 tablespoons of the reserved pineapple juice. Spread 1/2 the pineapple pieces over the cake. Spoon 1/2 the cooled custard over pineapple. Repeat layers. Spread whipped cream on top and smooth out evenly. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
16g Fat
44g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 15
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 127mg 42%
Sodium 269mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 44g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 44mg 219%
Calcium 116mg 9%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 265mg 6%

* 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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