If you're curious about what we'll be eating for treats over the holidays, I have four words for you: Spiced English Pear Trifle. And if you know what's good for you, you really ought to be doing the same!
So, you know I love my cinnamon pears right? And you know I'm English - and that the English are known for their trifles? Well here's my version. Only, with the traditional ingredients being alcohol-soaked sponge cake, egg custard and whipped cream, one of my ingredients is a big dollop of artistic licence.
This dessert reminds me of the excellent "Friends" episode (but let's face it, every "Friends" episode is excellent) when Rachel makes her own English trifle. With the pages in her book stuck together, she cooks up a layer of English shepherd's pie and says about the English, "These people just put very strange things in their food." LOVE!
You can make your own Spiced English Pear Trifle by clicking the link and heading on over to Autoimmune Wellness. Enjoy!
That's one of my very favourite episodes of Friends!
Mine too - mind you, I love them all 🙂
This looks REALLY good! But I don’t see the beef sautéed with peas and onions
Hahaha. Here's your recipe Deana 😉 😉
In the unlikely event that there is some left over, do you think it'll keep covered in the fridge for a day or two?
I'm not sure the jelly is as simple as north/south (or maybe the Scottish are different?). I'm from Glasgow and a definite yes to jelly! My mum also used to make a delicious chocolate pear trifle that didn't have any jelly, though. Hmmm....
Anyway, thanks for this recipe!
Hi Sarah. Unlikely events and all that, yes the trifle does keep but you'll find the crumble softens and the coconut cream hardens! It'll still be good, but not nearly as when freshly put together.
As for the jelly, hmmm you've got me thinking about it all over again now ... and now I want to eat some! 😉
I’ve always heard that you shouldn’t cook honey as it denatures it, destroying it’s beneficial enzymes and actually causes negative effects in the body. That being said, do you think the honey could be added in after you summer it down to a 1/2 pint? Or should I just use a different type of sugar?
I honestly wouldn't worry about it. I'm not aware that heated honey has any negative effects on the body, but other sugars definitely do. If you're following the AIP you should only be eating desserts on an occasional basis anyway so just enjoy, and be sure to consume beneficial enzymes from your vegetable consumption.
Where is the recipe?
You can find the recipe at the bottom of the post https://autoimmunewellness.com/spiced-english-pear-trifle/