Raspberry and Lemon Curd Trifle

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Raspberry and lemon curd trifle

Raspberry and lemon curd trifle

A fruity, fruity dessert to share with you. This is my first trifle…yay. And I made it to share with friends. As mentioned in my earlier post, I love all the different berries here in Scotland….blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, raspberries and cranberries. They are beautiful, colourful and so good for health. Scotty Brand has come forth with another new item…raspberries! I love raspberries. I support local farmers so I am all for it.

I received a few packets of raspberries and was just so thrilled to try them in different ways. I love my raspberry drink, Refreshing And Healthy Berries Orange Drink, but also would love a raspberry dessert. I don’t think I have made a trifle before. Time to make one. I brought along to my friend’s 2 year old daughter’s birthday party. My friends liked it very much.

Actually this is a very easy dessert to make if you have the raspberry coulis and the lemon curd ready. I made the lemon curd the other day. Can’t believe it was so easy to make. A reader emailed me to let me know that she tried it and her whole family liked it. How exciting to know that! Give it a try if you like lemons like me. Check it out at Easy Homemade Lemon Curd.

However, I need to make the raspberry coulis. This one is even much easier than the lemon curd. Trust me. Even little kids can make it.

Here’s my easy raspberry coulis recipe:

Ingredients A
720g raspberries
7T sugar
juice of 1 lemon

Add sugar and lemon juice to raspberries

Add sugar and lemon juice to raspberries

Mash the raspberries

Mash the raspberries

Homemade raspberry coullis

Homemade raspberry couls

Put all of Ingredients A into a pot. Mash it up with a potato masher. Let it boil using medium fire for about 15 minutes. I didn’t really stir. Maybe less than 5 times. That’s it. Pour it into a bowl to cool. Isn’t it easy? And it looks so gorgeous. This coulis is also great to pour over pancakes or ice cream. I also love it with lemon cake and chocolate rolls. I really love the colour and the raspberry flavour…..healthy and refreshing.

Now, here’s my raspberry and lemon curd trifle recipe.

Ingredients (B)
200g low fat cheese
100g homemade lemon curd
600g double cream
4T raspberry coullis + 2T sugar
Scottish butter shortbread (crushed)

Cheese and lemon curd

Cheese and lemon curd

Mix cheese and lemon curd in a mixing bowl using an electric beater.

Creamy lemon curd and cheese

Creamy lemon curd and cheese

Add the double cream. Beat until thick. You can actually scoop some and lick it. It just tastes SO good……creamy, cheesy, lemony……mmmm. This is very good with any fruit salad. You can get some ideas from my previous post, No Dairy Strawberry Cupcakes And Strawberry Love.

Add crushed Scottish shortbread to cream mixture

Add crushed Scottish shortbread to cream mixture

Scoop half into a clean transparent dish. Add the crushed shortbread. Level it. Sprinkle some sugar.

Raspberry cream layer

Raspberry cream layer

Mix the raspberry collies and sugar in a bowl. You don’t need to sieve  the coulis. I love all the red specks from the seeds. You won’t feel it when you eat it. Add the coulis to the other half of the cream. Scoop it over the crushed shortbread. Level it. I added some sugar to the coulis because my coulis was quite sour. You can omit it if you want. But taste it out first so that you’ll know whether you need to add more sugar or not.

Raspberry and lemon curd trifle

Raspberry and lemon curd trifle

Arrange raspberries on top and garnish with mint leaves. Chill in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours before serving. Enjoy. I think it’s better than ice cream…*big smiles*

If you like, you can add some whisky to the cream and make a boozy trifle…..mmmmm. Not for kids though.

Right, if you have a party this week or just want some nice dessert, why not try this trifle. It looks gorgeous on the table I must say. And why not buy some Scotty Brand raspberries to help support our local farmers. Their products are very fresh. My friends also agree. My girls really LOVE their potatoes.

Quote of the day……

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the obligations of life and death. But change is law and no amount of pretending will alter that reality.”

- Socrates

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17 Comments

suituapui  on July 16th, 2012

Oooo…been ages since I last had a trifle. Drooling….

Belinda @zomppa  on July 16th, 2012

Strawberries and lemon curd…can’t get much better…I mean, lemon curd!!

Malou | Skip to Malou  on July 16th, 2012

I love all the berries available here too… and mind you it was only when I moved here in the US that I began loving them hihi.
This trifle is pretty. It looks so pretty i would feel guilty to get the first bite from it haha!
Happy Monday Mary!
malou

Priya  on July 16th, 2012

Inviting and super refreshing trifle.

claire  on July 16th, 2012

I have never taken one before! But I can imagine how it taste like after looking at the ingredients! Mary, you are really .. really…. brilliant!

Swathi  on July 16th, 2012

I was waiting for another recipe with lemon curd. Looks perfect.

Ivy  on July 16th, 2012

Have never tried this combination before but it must be delicious and love the addition of Scottish shortbread cookies in your trifle.

Scentsy  on July 16th, 2012

One word… Yum! Having a few friends over and wanted to serve something new. This is going to be perfect. :)

Mary  on July 16th, 2012

@suituapui - This one I’m sure u can make. Maybe make as a surprise for your Mrs :D Would be so delicious with local fruits. mango would be so delicious…mmm

@Belinda @zomppa - We seem to enjoy the same type of food…healthy food :D

@Malou | Skip to Malou - Haha…I’m no better than you. I didn’t know what was raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and cranberries until I came here. I only knew about strawberries. And yet thought they grow on vines….haha….how ignorant! :P

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@claire - Thanks very much, Claire! Now your comments make me blush :P I think I just love to try new things. Come, I’ll make for you :D

@Swathi - Thanks very much, Swathi! :D

@Ivy - I really like this trifle. Maybe you can give it a try. If I make again, I hope to use different fruits….more fruits :D

@Scentsy - I think this would be perfect for parties. I will definitely be making this of I have parties. It looks very impressive and yet delicious. Hope you have a lmost fun time with your friends :D

Mistletoe  on July 16th, 2012

Not a big fan of lemon, but this looks really really yummy actually. And pretty too! I like the whiskey idea. Teehee. K always likes to help me pour in the ingredients when I make Chinese soup. I’ll bet she’d enjoy making this raspberry. Hope you had a good time at the party. Happy birthday to your friend’s daughter.

somewhere in singapore  on July 16th, 2012

Can i have a bit of it? kekeke…

Angie@Angie's Recipes  on July 17th, 2012

So fresh, creamy, and so delicious!

Lisa H.  on July 17th, 2012

Gorgeous trifle…
I miss eating freshly picked raspberries :(

Cenwen  on July 18th, 2012

Hello Mary ♥ I love when you do desserts :) They make me always “falling in love” ♥

I wish you a nice and sweet day :)

Lots of kisses ♥

torviewtoronto  on July 20th, 2012

lovely dessert looks wonderful

Jeannie  on July 23rd, 2012

Mary, I am so envious of you having so much berries where you are, over here they’re so scarce! Your trifle looks really yummy! Wish I could have some now, sure to wake me up from my sleepy state lol!

Yummy bakes  on July 23rd, 2012

Yeah … me too - havent had trifle for a loooooong time! This looks fab!

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