Blueberry Trifle with English Custard is a delightful dessert that perfectly balances the sweetness of ripe blueberries with the rich and creamy goodness of traditional English custard. This special recipe takes a classic British dessert to a whole new level with layers of luscious blueberries, light sponge cake, smooth custard, and a touch of whipped cream. Each spoonful is a burst of flavor and a perfect ending to any meal. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or simply indulging your sweet tooth, this Blueberry Trifle is sure to impress.

Trifle is a beloved dessert in England with a history dating back to the 16th century. Originally made with a mix of alcohol-soaked sponge cake and custard, trifle has evolved into numerous variations over the years. This Blueberry Trifle adds a modern twist by incorporating fresh blueberries, creating a delightful fusion of flavors and textures.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8-10


For the Custard:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Blueberry Filling:

  • 4 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

For the Trifle Assembly:

  • 1 store-bought sponge cake or homemade sponge cake
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • Fresh blueberries and mint leaves for garnish


Custard Preparation:

  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the whole milk over medium heat until it begins to simmer. Remove it from heat just before it reaches a boil.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, granulated sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. Slowly pour the hot milk into the egg mixture, whisking constantly to combine.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens into a custard-like consistency. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Do not let it boil.
  5. Once thickened, remove from heat and allow it to cool completely. Then, refrigerate it until ready to use.

Blueberry Filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the fresh blueberries, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cornstarch, and water.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and the blueberries soften, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  3. Remove the blueberry filling from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Trifle Assembly:

  1. Cut the sponge cake into small cubes.
  2. In a trifle dish or a clear glass bowl, layer the bottom with a portion of the sponge cake cubes.
  3. Spoon half of the blueberry filling over the sponge cake layer.
  4. Pour half of the custard over the blueberries.
  5. Repeat the process with another layer of sponge cake cubes, blueberry filling, and custard.
  6. Whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.
  7. Spread the whipped cream over the top layer of custard.
  8. Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint leaves.
  9. Refrigerate the trifle for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld.


Serving SizeCaloriesTotal FatSaturated FatCholesterolSodiumTotal CarbohydratesDietary FiberSugarsProtein
1 serving32012g6g120mg110mg49g2g34g5g

Blueberry Trifle with English Custard is a dessert that marries tradition with innovation, resulting in a flavor explosion that’s sure to delight your taste buds. The creamy custard, sweet blueberries, and fluffy sponge cake come together to create a dessert that’s both visually stunning and irresistibly delicious. Whether it’s a special occasion or just a craving for something sweet, this trifle is bound to become a family favorite. Enjoy the layers of flavor and texture that make this Blueberry Trifle a truly special treat!

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