Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 6 egg yolks

  2. 2 cups whole milk

  3. 2/3 cup sugar

  4. 4 teaspoons grated lemon peel

  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt

  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  7. 2 cups prepared mincemeat

  8. 1/3 cup lemon juice

  9. 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces)

  10. 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  11. 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar Red and green candied cherries, optional

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a saucepan, combine egg yolks, milk, sugar, lemon peel and salt until blended. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160°, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Meanwhile, combine mincemeat and lemon juice. Tear cake into 1-in. cubes; place a third of the cake in a trifle bowl or 2-qt. serving bowl. Top with a third of the custard and half of the mincemeat. Repeat layers. Top with remaining custard. In a bowl, beat cream and confectioners' sugar until soft peaks form; spread over custard. Garnish with cherries if desired. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Yield: 8-10 servings.


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