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Trifles are traditional in England and Scotland, as well as in Ireland.  This tempting Irish Sherry Trifle is made with landyfingers, berries and vanilla. It’s easy and addictive so try this dessert for your next party or potluck.

Serves 6


  • 10 ladyfinger cookies
  • 3 oz raspberry Jell-o gelatin
  • 1 c sherry
  • 1 c fruit (raspberries, strawberries, cherries)
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1.5 c vanilla pudding
  • 2 T sugar
  • 3 c milk


  1. Place the ladyfingers in the bottom of a glass serving dish. Sprinkle with the sherry and leave to soak for 5 minutes.
  2. Arrange the fruit on top in an even layer.
  3. In a separate bowl, add one cup boiling water to the Jell-O and then another 1.5 cup cold water. Stir until crystals dissolve. Pour over the mixture in the dish.
  4. In another bowl, combine the pudding powder, sugar, and a little milk. Heat the rest of the milk in a saucepan, bringing it only just to a boil. Add the pudding mixture mix slowly and heat again, almost to a boil. Stir constantly.
  5. Pour this over the mixture in the glass dish. Cover and chill. Before serving, whip the cream with a little sugar and heap it on the trifle.

Omit the sherry if serving to children.

Source:  CampingCafe.com

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