• Serves 10
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 7 Ingredients


Easy recipe to make. Give plenty of time to set before serving. You could make your own custard from scratch but I have always used store bought and it is still delicious.

Ingredients (serves 10)

  • 2 ripe mangoes (or substitute tinned mango)
  • 1/2 packet Savoiardi Sponge biscuits
  • 1 tin Passionfruit Pulp
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Sherry
  • 1 litre custard (vanilla)
  • 600ml Thickened Cream
  • 1 packet Pavlova nests or box of mini meringues


  1. Mix passionfruit pulp with sweet sherry in a bowl
  2. Dip sponge biscuits in mixture and place around sides of a deep glass bowl or large salad dish.
  3. Cut mango into slices and place in between the sponge biscuits so it can be seen through the sides of the glass bowl. Line the sponge biscuit with mango. You could use a combination of both fresh and tinned mango for this.
  4. Pour custard into the bowl to fill the centre of dish covering biscuits and mango.
  5. Whip cream to peaks and pour into dish on top of the custard. Use a knife to smooth over the top.
  6. Place bowl in fridge to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Before serving crumble meringue nests or mini meringues over the top of the cream and use either passionfruit pulp or grated chocolate to garnish top of dish.


This is now a family favourite for Christmas day. It is a nice change to traditional trifle and much less work.

  • This is a very unusual trifle. Will have to give it a try for sure


  • Hi! I didn’t buy the trifle bowl. Used a normal glass bowl instead.
    I made it for Christmas Eve, using pomegranate and cranberry juice instead of the sherry. We all loved it. Thank you for the recipe!!!! :-)


  • Oh this sounds delicious! Can I leave out the sherry? I have family members who either are a little young to be enjoying alcohol or those who don’t like the flavour. Such a quick and delicious way to make a trifle! Thank you for sharing.


  • oh what an exciting twist on a classic trifle – a very summery mango one – I love the idea and cannot wait to give this a try – my eldest will surely love it – thank you for sharing


  • I love trying out new trifle recipes, never had mango ones before, would love to try this out!


  • This looks splendid, Kymbo!! I need to buy a trifle bowl now. Well done!!! Great idea!!


  • Super yum. Love trifle and your recipe looks awesome. Will make the custard myself as I don’t make mine as sweet as store bought. Thanks.


  • Love your trifle recipe,it sound’s so refreshing and delicious!


  • trifle is always a winner!


  • Oh yum it makes me think of Summer


  • How delicious! This looks like a great BBQ dessert.


  • Thanks again for sharing this recipe; made and served up for a party; delicious and a winner.


  • i will make this. it’s great for summer


  • Thanks for sharing this recipe, love trifle and this looks so yummy! Looking forward to making and tasting this trifle.


  • thanks for sharing, looks good.


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