Peach And Passion Fruit Meringue Trifle Recipe

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serves: 6 to 8
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 15 min

Is there any spring dessert recipe more satisfying than a lovely trifle? Give your usual trifle recipe a modern twist with this meringue update.

It’s a super quick pudding option you can throw together in a flash, making it perfect for dinner parties and gatherings. Peach and passion fruit bring this dish a wonderful sweetness, while the meringue is lovely and crunchy and the cream adds a lightness.

This recipe serves up to eight people and only takes 25 minutes to throw together so it’s a great one to try when you’re feeding a crowd.



  • 500ml (18fl oz) dessert wine
  • 6 ripe peaches
  • 200ml (7fl oz) double cream
  • 50ml (2fl oz) crème fraîche
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • 12 mini meringue nests
  • 300ml (1/2pt) fresh custard
  • 6 passion fruit, halved, seeds removed and shells discarded


  • Bring the wine to the boil in a heavy-based saucepan, add the peaches, allow to boil for a few seconds then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes then remove from the liquid and set aside to cool, reserving a little of the cooking liquid for the cream. Peel then cut the peaches into thick wedges, discard the stones and set aside.

  • Just before assembling, whip the cream with the crème fraîche, vanilla, icing sugar and 1 1/2tbsp of the cooled reduced wine until stiff. Set aside.

  • Make a layer of meringue at the base of the trifle dish, pour on the custard, add the peach wedges and top with the passion fruit, reserving a little to decorate. Spoon on the cream and decorate with the reserved passion fruit.

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