Ginger Pear Trifle

Ginger Pear Trifle


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

TheBritishBaker Illinois, United States

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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Reviews (3)


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

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