Christmas Trifle

A flavorful blend of cake, pudding, eggnog and fruit will make folks think you really spent a lot of time putting together this fancy but fuss-free dessert.


16 to 20 servings


1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple
3 medium firm bananas, sliced
1 (10 ounce) jar red maraschino cherries
1 (6 ounce) jar green maraschino cherries
3 1/2 cups eggnog, chilled
2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 to 10 ounce) prepared angel food cake, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 (16 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts


Drain pineapple, reserving juice. Dip bananas in juice; drain and discard juice. Set aside pineapple, bananas, three red cherries and three green cherries. In a bowl, whisk the eggnog and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Place half of the pudding in a 4-quart serving or trifle bowl; layer with half of the bananas, pineapple. cherries, cake cubes and whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with walnuts and reserved cherries.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 25 minutes


Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: unavailable

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