White Chocolate Pomegranate Trifle White Chocolate Pomegranate Trifle

Image: Ryan Szulc | Food styling: Nicole Young | Prop styling: Catherine Doherty

Sweet white chocolate pairs perfectly with the tart pomegranate seeds. To make a nonalcoholic version, substitute pomegranate juice for the pomegranate liqueur. Use a vegetable peeler to create long shavings of white chocolate to top the trifle. If substituting pound cake for the golden vanilla cake, add up to 1/3 cup more pomegranate liqueur.

  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Total time 16 hours
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


White Chocolate Custard:


White Chocolate Custard: In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, 1/2 cup of the milk, the sugar and cornstarch.

In heavy saucepan, heat remaining milk over medium heat just until bubbles form around edge; gradually whisk into yolk mixture. Return to pan and cook, whisking, until thick enough to mound on spoon, about 7 minutes.

Strain through fine sieve into clean bowl; stir in white chocolate until melted, about 1 minute. Place plastic wrap directly on surface. Refrigerate until cold, about 4 hours (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Remove 1/4 cup of the pomegranate seeds to small bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Slice cake into 3/4-inch (2 cm) thick slices or cubes. Line 16-cup (4 L) trifle bowl with one-third of the cake pieces; drizzle with one-third of the pomegranate liqueur. Sprinkle with one-third of the remaining pomegranate seeds; spoon one-third of the custard over top. Repeat layers twice. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 12 hours. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Whip cream with sugar; spread over trifle. Garnish with chocolate and reserved pomegranate seeds.

Makes 12 to 14 servings.

Nutritional facts Per each of 14 servings: about

  • Sodium 156 mg
  • Sugars 32 g
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 366.0
  • Total fat 18 g
  • Potassium 215 mg
  • Cholesterol 163 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 42 g


  • Iron 7.0
  • Folate 9.0
  • Calcium 12.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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