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Strawberry Trifle with Pimms

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Total Time
2h 25m
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Serves 6
Serves 6

About the bake

Who can resist trifle, especially this strawberry trifle with Pimms? This version is made with Pimms soaked strawberries and topped with custard, yoghurt and cream flecked with citrusy lemon and orange rind. What a British classic! This is the perfect use of your home-grown strawberry plants and is just right for the summer season. ​If only Rachel from Friends had this recipe (when you know, you know!)

13 ingredients5 steps


    1. Step 1

      Break the trifle sponges into pieces and arrange in a single layer in the base of a 1.2 litre/2 pint glass dish.

    2. Step 2

      Arrange the strawberries on top, sprinkle with the sugar then spoon over the Pimms.

    3. Step 3

      Spoon the custard over the top of the fruit and spread the top into an even layer.

    4. Step 4

      Whip the cream in a bowl until it just forms soft swirls then fold in the yoghurt and fruit rinds. Spoon over the top of the custard and chill until required.

    5. Step 5

      Decorate with halved strawberries and pansies or lemon and orange rind curls made with a zester just before serving.


    • For the trifle

      • 4Trifle sponges 
      • 350gStrawberries 
      • 4 tbspWhite caster sugar (we like silver spoon) 
      • 4 tbspPimms 
      • 425gCustard 
      • 200mlDouble cream 
      • 150gNatural yoghurt 
      • 0.5Orange (zest of) 
      • 0.5Lemon zest 
    • For the decoration

      • 3Strawberries (halved) 
      • Pansies 
      • Orange zest (curls) 
      • Lemon zest (curls) 

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