Passion fruit trifle

Ready in 25 mins


Serves 6
A layered no-cook dessert with a touch of passion (fruit)

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal553
  • fat47g
  • saturates28g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre2g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.36g
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  • 250g tub mascarpone
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 284ml carton double cream
  • 9 passion fruit
  • 1 orange, juice only



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  • 3 thick slice of brioche loaf or plain sponge cake
  • 3 peach, thinly sliced



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  1. Beat the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk double cream until it is softly whipped. Fold mascarpone mix into the whipped cream, then set aside.

  2. Cut 8 passion fruits in half, scoop pulp into a small bowl and stir in the orange juice. Slice the crusts off the brioche and cut each slice into quarters.

  3. Lay the brioche (or cake) in the bottom of a trifle dish or glass bowl. Top this with a half of the passion fruit pulp and half of the peach slices, then spoon over half of the mascarpone cream. Repeat the layers once more (keeping a few peach slices back), topping off with a layer of mascarpone. Use the pulp from the last passion fruit and the reserved peach slices to decorate. The trifle will keep in the fridge for up to a day (decorate just before serving).

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Comments (17)

nisha83's picture

This is delicious. Tastes like something you would buy from Patiserrie Valerie. And I would say it serves more like 8 at least, and I have a sweet tooth!

bailig's picture

Brilliant recipe - simple to make but looks quite impressive in a glass dish. I used peach and mango slices - delicious.

nance1's picture

I found easy to make and used Delia`s sponge cake it was delicious
will certainly make again and change the fruits as they come into sseason Roy

carollesley's picture

Has anyone added any booze to this dessert & if so have you any suggestions as to what I could use or would it spoil the dish?

csmith16's picture

I made this as part of a dinner party as it was easy, could be done earlier in the day and very tasty.
I swapped the peaches for ripe mango slices as my other half doesnt like peaches and it was amazing.
Also used vanilla cream brioche which was yummy!
possibly a little too much of the cream mix, i will add less next time to avoid being over sweet and sickly.

All in all a fantastic easy dish!

stavria's picture

Used some left-over vanilla sponge cake and added more fruits(strawberries,blueberries,blackberries,bananas, pomegranate,kiwis,orange)and decorated with star-fruit as well as pistachios. I also soaked the sponge cake in home-made strawberry sauce. I have to admit it was the best sweet i've ever made and everyone thinks I should open up a desert boutique!:)

meridor12's picture

Too creamy for my guests - a disappointment given the cost of the ingredients

helenkaye's picture

This was absolutely delicious, so easy to make and very popular with my friends. I added some chopped hazelnuts on top to give a different texture.

hannahayers's picture

Made this for my new years eve dinner party. But spooned it into wine glasses instead for an extra glam touch! In my opinion there wasnt enough mixture so i made a little extra. I also used Madeira cake instead instead of plain sponge which added to the richness YUM!

ladyverte's picture

I used raspberries instead of the passion fruit so still had a lovely sweet/ sharp tang. Very simple to put together and super tasty. Made for boxing day and making again when the in laws coming to Sunday dinner. Yum!

sixtina's picture

I wonder if there is anything else you can use instead of cream? Would something like creme fraiche work?

ploticu's picture

it's a very nice and light desert. I prepared it without the cake, using just the fruit and the mascarpone mix.

lindsaypops's picture

Love this recipe and have made it twice now. It's easy and quick to make and you can't really go wrong with it.

chrisd6's picture

This is a lovely recipe, instead of the peaches I use strawberries with the passionfruit, its a winner.

gervais's picture

As I live in Brisbane Australia I make this over the Christmas holiday when we have an abundance of pasion fruit. It is really delicious.

janetrobson's picture

Everyone loved this recipe-I've made it loads of times as it is so popular & easy to prepare. Nectarines are equally good in this trifle if you haven't any peaches.

chrisbartlett's picture

I have 'cooked' this three times now, always a success and so simple. Much praised by everyone!

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