Ginger Pear Trifle

    50 min

    A gorgeous trifle, that is so delicious and just that little bit different!!! I was given this recipe many years ago by my Grandma.


    Illinois, United States
    65 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 250g ginger cake
    • 450g tin of pears, drained and quartered
    • 150ml cider
    • 50g dark brown sugar
    • 300ml homemade custard
    • 150ml whipped cream
    • glazed ginger
    • flaked almonds, toasted

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:30min soaking  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Cut the ginger cake into slices and arrange at the bottom of a trifle dish.
    2. Next cut the pears into slices (or keep quartered if you prefer) and layer on top of the cake.
    3. Dissolve the sugar in the cider over a low heat, then pour over the cake and pears, allow to absorb. I usually allow at least 30 minutes.
    4. Pour cooled custard over the moist cake base and when set (If I have time leave in the fridge overnight), decorate with the whipped cream, sliced toasted almonds and glazed ginger.

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    Altered ingredient amounts. I made the Jamaica Ginger cake off this site for the base, use half in the trifle and served the other half with coffee.  -  13 Mar 2010


    I use this recipe every year. it is a family favourite  -  24 Dec 2013


    Sounds gorgeous. Will make the Ginger cake (also on this site) to use in this trifle.  -  13 Mar 2010