We’re almost there: weeks of planning, decorating, and shopping are (hopefully) done and now it’s time to sit back and enjoy! Unless of course you’re hosting Christmas dinner, you may still have a few things on your mind, like what to serve for dessert this year. Not to worry, I’ve got you covered and sharing one of our family favourites just in time. Whether you are hosting Christmas dinner or bringing dessert, this Festive Tiramisu Trifle is THE perfect end to your holiday meal!
This super easy trifle has been a family favourite for all seasons in our house for years, but I love serving it during the holidays because it feels like a fancy dessert but in fact, it’s actually very easy!
This trifle not only tastes amazing, but it looks pretty too and will be a beautiful addition to your holiday table. To see more of my holiday table you can visit my post Blue and White Christmas Home Tour
Festive Tiramisu Trifle
- Stand or hand mixer
- footed trifle bowl
- 300 ml good strong coffee
- 4-6 fluid ounces amaretto liqueur
- 500 g mascarpone cheese
- 2-3 cups vanilla pudding
- 1/2 package sponge cake fingers the dry kind
- 3 ounces good quality dark or milk chocolate roughly chopped
- 3-4 tbsp slivered almonds lightly toasted
- 2 tbsp chocolate roughly chopped or grated
- Mix coffee and liqueur in a wide dish.
- In stand or with hand mixer, combine the mascarpone with the pudding until smooth.
- Dip about a third of the sponge fingers in the coffee/liqueur mix and line the bottom of your dish with them. Drizzle a bit more of the liquid overtop.
- Sprinkle a third of the chocolate followed by a layer of the Mascarpone/pudding mix (about a third of it).
- Repeat twice.
- Chill for a least 2 hours or overnight.
- Sprinkle with almonds and more chocolate just before serving and/or add sugared cranberries and sprigs of rosemary.
This easy recipe takes only about 30 mins. to prepare. Since it needs to chill for a minimum 2 hours, you can make it ahead and cross it off your list early. When it comes time to serve, just top with more chocolate and slivered almonds. For an extra festive look, you can top with sugared cranberries and sprigs of rosemary if desired.
A footed glass trifle bowl works best for this dessert, but I’ve also made it in a rectangular glass dish also. Either one is very easy to transport so this festive tiramisu trifle makes an excellent dessert to bring if you’re on dessert duty!
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you give this Festive Tiramisu Trifle a try this holiday season. I know it will become a family favourite of yours too. Wishing you all love, peace and health this holiday season.