English Trifle with Pears and Dried Cherries

A fortified wine that originated in Spain, sherry is produced in a variety of styles. Fino and manzanilla are dry, pale and crisp and are served chilled. Amontillado is a lightly sweet, caramel-colored sherry, while oloroso, or cream sherry, is darker in color and sweeter in taste; it is traditionally served at room temperature. Many of the firms in the sherry and port trade are British, so both these spirits are classic ingredients in English dishes, including trifle?sponge cake soaked in sherry and topped with fruit and custard sauce.
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MarbleheadCook
,Marblehead
,MA
December 29, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
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Worth the time-fabulous dessert
December 29, 2012
This trifle is a festive looking dessert and recieved rave reviews from adults and kids alike.
If you make everything this from scratch, the recipe is time consuming. However the results are wonderful.
To save time, buying the cake and substituting pudding for the creme anglaise would work fine. To save money, don't shop at Wholefoods, like I do.
Pros: Yield, Easy, Appearance, Adaptable, Impressive, Will Make Again
Cons: Lengthy