Cranberry and Cointreau Trifle and Mascarpone Cheese

This dessert is a decadent treat.


  • 12 sponge fingers
  • 1 packet raspberry jelly
  • 1 punnet cranberries (marinated in 1 shot of cointreau)
  • 1 cup crème anglaise or custard
  • chocolate shavings
  • frosted cranberries
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tub mascarpone cheese


  1. Heat a saucepot, add orange juice, sugar, vanilla pod, cranberries, simmer for five minutes.
  2. Add more sugar if bitter. Flame with cointreau. Strain and leave to cool. Keep the liquid.
  3. Soak sponge in liquid. Layer in the bottom of dish/glass. Add jelly when cool and leave to set.
  4. Add cranberries, then custard, then mascarpone cheese.Sprinkle with chocolate shavings frosted cranberries.
  5. For the frosted cranberries:
  6. Dip cranberries in stock syrup (sweet syrup) and then roll in sugar.


Use your RTE ID to Join

  • Upload your style photos
  • Create and save recipes
  • Review and Comment
  • Have your say
help Whats this?
Don't have an RTE ID? register