Berry Lemon Curd Trifle Berry Lemon Curd Trifle

Author: Canadian Living

What better way to showcase raspberries and blueberries when they're in season than in a chilled lemony trifle? You can make this dessert well in advance, so it's ideal for a dinner party or casual barbecue.

  • Portion size 10 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound cake
  • 1/4 cup thawed raspberry cocktail concentrate
  • 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 10 mint sprigs


In heatproof bowl or top of double boiler over gently simmering water, whisk together eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and lemon rind and juice; cook, whisking frequently, until mixture is translucent and mounds on spoon, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter; stir until melted. Pour lemon curd into large bowl or airtight container; place plastic wrap directly on surface and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Meanwhile, cut cake into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes; place in separate bowl. Sprinkle with raspberry cocktail concentrate and let stand until absorbed, about 5 minutes.

In large bowl, whip cream; fold 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) into lemon curd; reserve remaining whipped cream.

Spread one-third of the lemon curd mixture in 10-cup (2.5 L) glass bowl. Top with half of the cake; sprinkle with one-quarter each of the raspberries and blueberries. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining lemon curd mixture; spoon reserved whipped cream over top. Top with remaining raspberries and blueberries. (Make-ahead: Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days.) Garnish with mint sprigs.

Nutritional facts <b>Per each of 10 servings:</b> about

  • Sodium 220 mg
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 420.0
  • Total fat 25 g
  • Cholesterol 156 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 46 g


  • Iron 8.0
  • Folate 16.0
  • Calcium 6.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 25.0
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Berry Lemon Curd Trifle