Christmas Trifle Desserts We Love
No Southern holiday spread is complete without at least one trifle dish on the dessert table, and these recipes will be the star of the show. One of the best things about trifles is how quickly you can create one pretty and delicious dessert. From a classic Brownie Trifle to a festive Cherry-Spice Cake Trifle, these trifles are ready for your celebration. Serve up a bowlful of cheer with our delicious and decadent holiday trifle recipes.
This dessert is so rich and looks so elegant, your holiday guests will think you spent all afternoon stirring the pudding and making brownies from scratch.
Cherry-Spice Cake Trifle
Recipe: Cherry-Spice Cake Trifle
While we love the homemade custard and spice cake, you can save time by opting for vanilla custard mix and boxed spice cake mix instead.
Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle
Recipe: Cranberry Dreamsicle Trifle
You can make this easy, yet impressive, dessert the day before your guests arrive.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Trifle
Recipe: Mexican Hot Chocolate Trifle
Complete this dessert by sprinkling chocolate curls on top.
Red Velvet-Raspberry Tiramisu Trifle
Recipe: Chocolate Trifle Recipe
Kahlua adds a fresh flavor to a traditional chocolate trifle. If you prefer, 4 tablespoons of strong brewed coffee and 1 teaspoon of sugar may be substituted for Kahlua.
Apple and Cherry Pie Trifle
Recipe: Apple and Cherry Pie Trifle
Convenience products allow this trifle to come together with just 20 minutes of hands-on time.
Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
Recipe: Ambrosia Meringue Trifles
Treat your guests to their own mini-version of ambrosia, a classic Southern holiday dish. And the best part—they'll be ready in just 10 minutes.
Black Forest Trifle
Recipe: Black Forest Trifle
If you are looking for a holiday dessert that is lower in sugar, this make-ahead dessert is the recipe for you.
Sweet Potato Trifle
Recipe: Sweet Potato Trifle
No baking is required for this untraditional trifle.
Banana Pudding Trifle
Recipe: Banana Pudding Trifle
Two classic Southern desserts come together to create one crowd-pleasing recipe.
Ginger-Pumpkin Trifle with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
Recipe: Ginger-Pumpkin Trifle with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream
This flavor-packed trifle brings together the unexpected flavors of pumpkin, ginger, coffee, and rum for a show-stopping dessert.
Gingerbread Pear Trifle
Recipe: Gingerbread Pear Trifle
A fun way to enjoy a seasonal favorite, gingerbread.
Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Trifle
Fresh strawberries and oranges give this trifle a light and refreshing flavor.
Recipe: Brownie Trifle
You’re just five ingredients away from enjoying this classic Southern dessert.
Strawberry Sugar Biscuit Trifle
Recipe: Strawberry-Sugar Biscuit Trifle
This red and white dessert will add a festive touch to your holiday celebration.
Recipe: Turtle Trifle
Inspired by classic turtle candy, this dessert includes pecan pie, caramel, and chocolate fudge.
Recipe: Clementine-Gingersnap Trifles
Since clementines are available in the winter, this no-bake dessert is perfect for the holiday season. If you need to shorten prep time, you can substitute for two cans of mandarin oranges.
Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Trifle
This no-bake trifle can be prepared the day before your guests arrive.
Recipe: Breakfast Trifle
Layer together classic breakfast ingredients for the perfect holiday breakfast for your guests.