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Perfect Summer Party Dessert: Cranberry Custard Trifle

We love summer entertaining, so we couldn't wait to share this fun and festive recipe with you! This little jar is perfect for kids and adults alike, and great for outdoor entertaining. 

We made our trifle with homemade custard and tart Cranberry Coulis. The coulis is soaked into our cubes of pound cake and topped off with real cream topping. The cranberry's are the perfect summery fruit to give this dessert a bold and refreshing taste!

We decided to make our trifle's in to-go mason jars, which were perfect for outdoors, plus they are dish washer safe and BPA free! We added some fun elements to the tablescape too with some flower cakes from 1-800-Flowers. We stuck in some blue candles and an American flag to really give it a patriotic feel.



  • 2 loaves pound cake, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups Cranberry Coulis
  • 1 batch Homemade Custard
  • Reddi-wip Original Dairy Whipped Topping
  • 10 plastic Mason Cups
  • 10 Blue/red licorice wheels
  • 10 disposable spoons

Prepare Cranberry Coulis and Custard according to recipes and store in refrigerator until ready to use.

Deposit 1/2 of the pound cake cubes in bottom of each mason cup. Add a layer of custard.

Place remaining pound cake cubes in cups, and liberally drizzle with Cranberry Coulis.

Unwind licorice wheels and tie around neck of mason cup and spoon. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Just before serving, top with a spritz of whipped topping.



Makes: 8-10

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