Christmas Recipe: Christmas Pudding Trifle

Food trends come and go however once you’ve tried this Christmas Pudding Triffle from the Food Network there will be no going back.

This delicious recipe from Tristan Welch will serve up to 10 people and with a prep time of 40 minutes and a cook time of just 10 minutes, it’ll be ready in next to no time.


  • 8 egg yolks
  • 100g sugar
  • 450ml double cream
  • 300ml milk
  • 200g cooked Christmas pudding
  • Nutmeg
  • 400ml double cream, whipped with a dash of brandy
  • 2 tbsp toasted flaked almonds
  • Dash of brandy or sherry
  • Grated dark chocolate
  • Optional gold leaf
  • 450ml sherry
  • 100g sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 5 (10g) leaves gelatine (soaked in cold water)


Food Network - Christmas Trifle Pudding recipe

  1. Bring the milk and double cream to the boil with a few grates of nutmeg. While the milk and cream are heating up whisk the egg yolks and sugar together.
  2. Once the milk and cream has boiled pour it over the egg yolks and mix well. Put the mixture in a pyrex bowl over a pan of water and cook at 88°C, stirring constantly until the custard thickens to coat the spoon (around 5 minutes).
  3. Break the Christmas pudding into prices and add a dash of brandy or sherry. Place the Christmas pudding in a beautiful trifle bowl or divide between jam jars and pour over the custard mix, and allow to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  4. To make the jelly, put the sugar and water in a small pan and heat up. Dissolve the gelatin in the water and sugar mix, then take off the heat then add the sherry and mix.
  5. Once cooled to room temperature, pour a little jelly into a small dish and save for later in the fridge. Pour the rest of the jelly over the trifle and chill to set the jelly.
  6. To finish place lots of whipped cream over the top, chop the extra jelly that was kept to one side and sprinkle over the top with some toasted almonds and optional gold leaf to finish.

Let’s face it, Christmas just isn’t Christmas without a creamy, custardy trifle to finish off a Christmas Day dinner.

Perfect for making ahead of the big day this Christmas Pudding Trifle is a gorgeously delicious layered desert and makes a tasty alternative to the normal trifle made with shop bought sponge fingers.

Now, all you have to do is just sit back and enjoy the praise that will be heaped upon you!

Will you try out this Christmas recipe? We’d love to hear what you think of it.

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