Cream Cheese And Fruit Trifle

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

I am a lucky girl.

Mostly, because I managed to get a cream cheese dessert, one of my most favorite things in the world, into this years Christmas dessert list.

I love cream cheese, as this trifle is my witness.

Actually, as a half of this trifle is my witness now.

Anyhow, I really recommend this to you!

I so do.

The flavors are rich and delicious, the look is festive, there’s no baking, and there’s minimum work involved. A perfect last minute Christmas dessert.

Here’s the recipe…

 

cream-cheese-and-fruit-trifle-ingredients

Here’s what we need.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

1. To start, rinse a 6-cup (1.4 l or 21 x 11 x 6 cm) loaf tin with cold water. Then line the tin with plastic wrap.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

2. Place 2 cups (450 ml) of whipping cream in a larger bowl and whip it until almost stiff peaks form.

Save the rest of the whipping cream for decorating.

3. In another bowl, mix the cream cheese, icing sugar, and vanilla until combined and smooth.

4. Add the cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream and mix just until combined.

5. In a separate bowl, prepare the gelatine according to package directions.

Mine needed to be mixed with 4-5 tablespoons of lukewarm water for about 20 seconds. It turned out a little lumpy. Next time I am going to stand the bowl in a heatproof bowl of hot water and stir it until the gelatine dissolves. That should help, I’ve found out.

6. Add the dissolved gelatine in the bowl with creamy mixture and mix once again until just combined.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

7. Drain the canned fruit, saving the syrup.

I used mixed fruit, but you can surely use whatever you fancy.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

8. And now for the fun part.

Plop about 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture in the tin and even it out.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

9. Working one at a time, dip 3 lady fingers in the saved fruit syrup (dip both sides).

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

10. Place the lady fingers on the cream cheese layer.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

11. Now add about 1/2 of the fruit.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

12. Add another 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

13. Add another 3 lady fingers (dipped in syrup) and the rest of the fruit.

By the way, have you ever wondered why there’s always just one cherry in the canned fruit mix? You can always count on that. That seems to be a strict and universal rule. Who knows why? I don’t. But someone might…

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

14. And finish it with the rest of your cream cheese mixture.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

15. Even out the surface, cover the top with plastic wrap, and place the tin in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.

 

 

cream cheese and fruit trifle recipe with step-by-step images

16. Finally, remove the tin from the fridge, remove the top plastic wrap and invert the trifle on a larger platter. Remove all plastic wrap.

17. To decorate the trifle, whip the rest of the whipping cream and pipe it on top. Drizzle with the strawberry topping. Then scatter the ground nuts (I used almonds) and silver balls over the top.

And that’s it!

Enjoy, dear friends.

This is yummy.

With love,

Petra

11 Responses to Cream Cheese And Fruit Trifle

  1. 1
    mau says:

    Yummy………..U are really great!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these reciepes…
    Wishing you a Happy christmas and a Beautiful New Year ahead !!!!! :) :)

  2. 2
    Kanchan says:

    Ah! Petra, you are spoiling us ;))
    Merry Christmas!

  3. 3
    Andrea Lynne Rose says:

    This looks to pretty to eat! I bet it’s amazing tasting!

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/

  4. 4
    Amna says:

    Hahaha I thought only I end up with fruits cans with one cherry :P Thank you for telling me it is *universal*. This recipe looks great, may try this for my next get together :)

  5. 5
    Char says:

    Am going to make this for my son’s 22nd birthday on Monday.

  6. 6
    Anon says:

    hey petra, my mum is a huuuge fan of trifles, and this one looks amazzinnngg. Im really tempted to try it – but theres one teeeny weeny problem. Is there any alternative to use instead of gelatine? As i do not eat gelatine… Or would it be okay if gelatine wasnt used? Thanks alot :)

    • 6.1
      Petra says:

      Hi Anon! Hm, I would love to help but I have only tried (and I only known of) gelatine to be used for trifles. If you find an alternative, just share you experience with us, we would like to know…. :) Petra

  7. 7
    reena says:

    hi dear!!
    can you please explain me the procedure with the gelatine powder, it is a bit confusing and 700 ml seems a lot, I tried it did not work please its my bubs birthday and I want to make it perfectly

  8. 8
    Pam says:

    Looks yummy. Excuse my ignorance, but, what is icing sugar?

  9. 9
    Penny Linwood says:

    Yes, how many packets/sachets of Gelatin equals 700 ml? Please let me know

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