Try this easy festive trifle recipe prepared with Amaretti biscuits, mixed berries and a Grand Marnier spiked egg-nog flavoured custard.


  • 350g mixed berries such as raspberries, blueberries and cranberries plus extra to decorate.

  • 3 tbsp icing sugar plus extra to serve

  • 3 tbsp Grand Marnier

  • 12 soft Amaretti biscuits

  • 6 tbsp berry compote(home made-or bought in)

  • 250g mascarpone

  • 50g sugar

  • For eggnog custard;

  • 300ml full fat milk

  • 2 large egg yolks

  • 2tbsp corn flour

  • 2tbsp caster sugar

  • 3tbsp Advocaat liqueur

  • 1 vanilla pod


  • 1.

    Stir the berries, icing sugar and Grand Marnier together in a bowl. Macerate for 20 minutes.

  • 2.

    Divide the Amaretti biscuits between 6 glasses. Top each with 1 table spoon of compote, then spoon in half the mixed berries.

  • 3.

    In a bowl mix the mascarpone and sugar together. Spoon this over the fruits then chill for 30 minutes.

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, make the eggnog custard- Put the milk in a pan and heat but not boil. Put the egg yolks, corn flour and sugar in a bowl and beat together well.

  • 5.

    Pour the milk over the egg mixture and whisk until well combined return to the pan.

  • 6.

    Stir over a low heat until the mixture thickens, but not boiling

  • 7.

    Pour into a bowl and stir in the Advocat and vanilla .Put a piece of baking paper on the surface to prevent a skin forming. Cool.

  • 8.

    Spoon the custard over the mascarpone and top with remaining berries.

  • 9.

    Dust with icing sugar.

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Posted by Monica35Report
This was a real hit at a recent BBQ. I made individual trifles in spirit glasses and they looked very impressive. The only complaint was that I had portioned the trifles and there was no going back for seconds!