Lower-fat fruit trifle recipe

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Looking for a light dessert recipe? This delicious, sweet and guilt-free lower-fat fruity trifle is just that taking only 25 mins to make

Lower-fat fruit trifle
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  • healthy
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins plus setting time
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories383 Kcal19%
Fat7 g10%

Our lower-fat fruit trifle has 75% less fat than your average trifle recipe. Making the trifle in individual glasses makes sure you can control the portions everyone has including yourself. So if you’re watching your figure this month, you can treat yourself to this recipe without any guilt. Mixed fruit and strawberry jelly add a delicious fruity taste to this dessert, topped with aerosol cream which is much lighter and fluffier than normal cream. At only 383 calories per serving and 25 mins preparation, this dish is sure to become a favourite in your household especially as it’s naughty and nice all in one.


  • 2tbsps custard powder
  • 1tbsp caster sugar
  • 500ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 135g strawberry jelly tablet
  • 250g frozen red fruits
  • 16 sponge fingers
  •  Aerosol cream in a can




  1. Make the custard: Mix the custard powder, sugar and a third of the milk in a large jug, then add the rest of the milk.
  2. Microwave on high powder for about 8 mins, whisking every minute,to make a smooth custard. Pour into a bowl, cover with cling film and leave to cool.
  3. Put the jelly in a jug with 100ml water. Microwave for a minute, and whisk until it dissolves. Add another 100ml cold water and the frozen fruits. Set aside
  4. Break the sponge fingers into halves. Arrange in 4 dessert glasses. Spoon the setting jelly on top. Leave to firm, then spoon custard over and chill. Serve with a squirt of cream on top.
Top Tip for making Lower-fat fruit trifle

When using squirty cream from a can, only pipe it on top of the dessert just before serving.


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