Bruleed Mandarin and Banana Trifle

bruleed mandarin and banana trifle

Bruleed Mandarin and Banana Trifle

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Don't grill the sugar topping too far In advance or the caramel will soften.
Servings: 6
Calories: 422


  • 21 oz canned mandarins in natural juice drained, reserving the juice from 1 can
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 2 bananas sliced
  • 5 oz Madeira cake sliced thinly
  • 1/4 pint double cream whipped
  • 2 oz soft brown sugar to finish

for the custard

  • 14 oz can Evaporated Milk
  • 1 vanilla pod or 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons custard powder


  • Place the mandarins in a bowl with the reserved juice and brandy. Leave to stand for 30 minutes.
  • Layer the mandarins, bananas and Madeira cake in a heatproof, 1.1 litre (2 pint) serving bowl, soaking the cake in the juices.
  • Beat the cold custard briefly then fold in the whipped cream. Spoon over the trifle. Sprinkle the surface with the brown sugar, then chill for at least 45 minutes.
  • To finish, place under a hot grill until the sugar caramelizes. Chill for a further 30 minutes before serving.


  • Place the Milk, vanilla pod or essence and sugar in a saucepan.
  • Blend the custard powder with water to form a paste.
  • Add the custard paste to the pan and place over a low heat, whisking continuously until the custard has boiled and thickened. Remove the vanilla pod, if using and serve immediately.
Calories: 422 kcal
Carbohydrates: 60 g
Protein: 8 g
Fat: 16g
Saturated Fat: 9 g
Cholesterol: 59 mg
Sodium: 174 mg
Potassium: 585 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 44 g
Vitamin A: 1172 IU
Vitamin C: 31 mg
Calcium: 274 mg
Iron: 1 mg
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