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225Total Time
25Prep Time
2Bake Time

Strawberry Trifle with Pimms

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!)

225Total Time
25Prep Time
2Bake Time


  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

    • 4 Trifle sponges
    • 350g Strawberries
    • 4 tbsp White caster sugar (we like silver spoon)
    • 4 tbsp Pimms
    • 425g Custard
    • 200ml Double cream
    • 150g Natural yoghurt
    • 0.5 Orange (zest of)
    • 0.5 Lemon zest
  • For the decoration

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

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