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Spring Fruit Trifle

Spring Fruit Trifle


4 eggs, large

4 apple, fuji

1/2 cup almonds, raw, fresh city jar

2 cups cream, 35% whipping

1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon for whipped cream

1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 tablespoon cornstarch

2-3 loaves banana bread

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  • 4 eggs
  • 4 firm apples (such as Honeycrisp or Fuji)
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds
  • 2 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1/4 cup sugar, plus 1 teaspoon for whipped cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2-3 loaves of Mabel’s banana bread (see note)


1. Use two small bowls to separate the egg yolks from whites. Set the yolks aside for this recipe and the whites aside for a future recipe.

2. Core and chop the apple into small dice-sized cubes. Set aside. Roughly chop the almonds and set aside. 

3. Make the custard:

  • In a small saucepan bring 1 cup of cream and 1 cup water to a boil. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, while whisking the liquid, add 1/4 cup sugar and 4 egg yolks. 
  • Whisk in the almond extract and cornstarch. Continue to whisk until everything is well combined, about two minutes. 
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and place the custard in the fridge to cool and thicken into a rich cream.

4. Make the whipped cream: 

  • In a large mixing bowl with a hand mixer fitted or a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip 1 cup of cold cream over medium and slowly add in a teaspoon of sugar. 
  • Once the sugar is well combined, turn the speed up to  medium-high until glossy stiff peaks form. 
  • Set the whipped cream aside in the fridge until you are ready to assemble your trifle.

5. Slice the banana bread into ½-inch thick slices.

6. In a large glass bowl (a 2-litre - 4-litre dish will work), begin with a layer of banana bread slices. Add a thin layer of fresh cut apple (1/3 of the bowl) and pour in 1/2 of the custard. Top with 1/2 of the whip cream. Repeat. Top everything with the last 1/3 of apple and sprinkle with chopped almonds before serving.

Note: Amount will depend on the size of your serving dish. If using a 2-litre dish or smaller, you will only need two loaves of banana bread.