A Word From The Cook

“Lemon curd makes adds a sweet and tart taste to light dessert recipes like this Trifle. You can substitute angel food cake or other absorbent cookie for the ladyfingers.”


Prep Time:

1 Hour + 30 minutes to chill


8-10 People


  • For Trifle
  • 1 Package Ladyfingers
  • 1 Package blueberries
  • 2 Cups blueberry jam
  • 2 Cups whipping cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Grand Marnier
  • ¼ Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Lemon + ½ cup sugar + ½ cup water to make candied lemon garnish
  • For Lemon Curd
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2/3 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 8 Large egg yolks
  • ¼ Teaspoon course sea salt
  • 10 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  1. Step 1 – Prepare the Lemon Curd
    1. In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk all ingredients except butter.
    2. Add butter and place pan over medium-high heat. Cook, whisking continuously, until butter is melted and mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon (approx. 5 minutes) – do not allow to boil.
    3. Remove pan from heat, whisk for another 30 seconds, then pour curd through a fine sieve, into a glass bowl.
    4. Press plastic wrap against the surface of curd and refrigerate until cool.
  2. Step 2 – Make Candied Lemon Garnish
    1. Slice a lemon into 1/8-1/4 inch rounds.
    2. Bring ½ cup sugar and ½ cup water to a boil in small saucepan.
    3. Add lemon slices and simmer for 25 minutes.
    4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer lemon slices to waxed or parchment paper to cool.
    5. Add ¼ cup fresh lemon juice to remaining syrup to use in trifle.
    6. Beat whipping cream and powdered sugar to form stiff peaks.
  3. Step 3 – Layer the Trifle and Chill!
    1. Arrange Ladyfingers in a layer across bottom of Trifle dish.
    2. Brush 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier on Ladyfingers, followed by a coating of the lemon syrup you made in the last step.
    3. Layer on 1/3 of the Lemon Curd.
    4. Layer on 1/3 of the freshly rinsed and patted dry blueberries.
    5. Layer on 1/3 cup blueberry Jam.
    6. Layer on 1/3 of the freshly whipped cream.
    7. Repeat layering 2 more times so there are three layers each set of ingredients.
    8. Garnish with Candied lemons and chill to set for about 30 minutes to an hour.
    9. Enjoy!