Christmas pudding trifle

Christmas pudding trifle

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(5 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins No cook


Serves 6
Use leftover Christmas pudding to rustle up this speedy and sumptuously creamy trifle with Grand Marnier-steeped oranges

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal704
  • fat52g
  • saturates31g
  • carbs49g
  • sugars42g
  • fibre2g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.3g
Save to My Good Food
Please sign in or register to save recipes.


  • 3 oranges



    One of the best-known citrus fruits, oranges aren't necessarily orange - some varieties are…

  • 1 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 2 tbsp Grand Marnier
  • 300g leftover Christmas pudding
  • 500g pot custard
  • 250g pot mascarpone
  • 284ml pot double cream

To serve

  • handful flaked almonds, toasted
  • dark chocolate, grated
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-o-let

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…


  1. Peel the oranges using a sharp knife, ensuring all the pith is removed. Slice as thinly as possible and arrange over a dinner plate. Sprinkle with the demerara sugar followed by the Grand Marnier and set aside.

  2. Crumble the Christmas pudding into large pieces and scatter over the bottom of a trifle bowl. Lift the oranges onto the pudding in a layer and pour over any juices.

  3. Beat the mascarpone until smooth, then stir in the custard. Spoon the mixture over the top of the oranges.

  4. Lightly whip the cream and spoon over the custard. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds and grated chocolate. You can make this a day in advance if you like, chill until ready to serve.

You may also like

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.
alicebennett's picture
1st Feb, 2018
It looks as good as it tastes, love this recipe!
25th Dec, 2017
Very tasty and easy to cobble together. Such a great way of using up left over christmas pudding if there ever is any! Would definitely make again next year.
Penny D
1st Oct, 2017
Wasn't quite sure what was meant by 'left over ' pudding because this was virtually a whole, small pudding which I had 'left over' from last year. Figured it was already cooked so didn't need to reheat it and then cool it, so in that respect it wasn't left over! However, the whole dessert was fabulous. Used Triple Sec in the absence of Grand Marnier but otherwise followed the recipe precisely. Will make it again at Christmas for those who find the Christmas pudding a little too heavy.
15th Jan, 2013
Made for adults on Christmas Day....something different and it was lovely....very tasty and looked impressive. The custard and mascarpone topping Idea could be used again.
28th Dec, 2012
You could use left over Christmas cake instead of Christmas pudding and I am going to use clemetines instead of oranges (4-5 clementines) as I have some that need using up! Also I have almost a full pot of creme fraiche left and so am using inplace of mascarpone as the bought custard is very sweet! Looks and sounds really yummy!
28th Dec, 2012
We never have any Christmas pudding left over as the family recipe is just too fab not to be eaten, but this looks like a very good excuse to pick up a couple of shop bought ones in the sales!
5th Jan, 2012
Really good easy and quick and a great way to finish up the christmas pud!
28th Dec, 2011
I missed out soaking the oranges in brandy, and instead just scattered some soft brown sugar on them as that was all I had, but everyone loved it! My family's not really full of Christmas pudding fans, but this was a good way of getting them all to eat it! Will be doing this again next year :)
4th Dec, 2011
Can't wait to try this recipe! But shouldn't step 2 read, 'lift the oranges onto the crumbled christmas pudding' and not 'lift the oranges onto the custard mixture'?
2nd Dec, 2011
What a lovely idea to use up the xmas pudding. Will certainly try this recipe!
Be the first to ask a question about this recipe...Unsure about the cooking time or want to swap an ingredient? Ask us your questions and we’ll try and help you as soon as possible. Or if you want to offer a solution to another user’s question, feel free to get involved...
Be the first to suggest a tip for this recipe...Got your own twist on this recipe? Or do you have suggestions for possible swaps and additions? We’d love to hear your ideas.
Want to receive regular food and recipe web notifications from us?