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Festive Cherry Trifle

Simple to prepare ahead of time; a festive-table showstopper jam-packed with Rhodes Quality favourites.


  • 2 x 80 g cups Rhodes Quality Trotters Cherry Flavoured Jelly
  • 1 medium Swiss roll, sliced
  • 65 ml brandy, sherry or fruit juice
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) Hinds Vanilla Custard Powder
  • 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) sugar
  • 500 ml (2 cups) milk, divided
  • 2 x 410 g cans Rhodes Quality Fruit Cocktail in Syrup, drained
  • 375 ml whipped, sweetened cream


  1. Prepare one packet Rhodes Quality Trotters Cherry Flavoured Jelly as per the pack instructions.
  2. Pour the jelly into a flat square dish, such that the jelly is about 1 cm deep, and place in the fridge to set.
  3. Prepare the second packet of Rhodes Quality Trotters Cherry Flavoured Jelly as per the pack instructions and place in the fridge to set slightly, but not yet firm.
  4. Mix Hinds Vanilla Custard powder, sugar and 45 ml (3 Tbsp.) of the milk together.
  5. Bring the remaining milk to the boil in a saucepan.
  6. Pour the custard mix into boiling milk, stirring well until thickened.
  7. Cool the custard.
  8. Arrange the Swiss roll slices in a large bowl and drizzle with brandy, sherry or fruit juice.
  9. Cover with a thick layer of custard, followed by a layer of the slightly set jelly.
  10. Arrange the Rhodes Quality Fruit Cocktail on top of the jelly and refrigerate.
  11. When set, slice the firm jelly into cubes and use to decorate the top of the fruit.
  12. Serve with cream.

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