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Clinton Kelly's Mixed Berry Trifle

Make Clinton Kelly's Signature Dessert

The co-host of ABC's "The Chew" and TLC's "What Not to Wear" discusses his new book.
Servings:Over 8
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Clinton Kelly, host of ABC's The Chew, knows a thing or two about entertaining. In his new book, "Freakin' Fabulous On a Budget," Kelly shares his no-fail tips for living the fab life with delicious, simple food.

Try his recipe for mixed berry trifle here.


  • 2 pounds mixed fresh berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 package ladyfinger cookies
  • 1 cup raspberry liqueur (such as Chambord); see Cheap Trick
  • One 10-ounce jar of lemon curd
  • Mint leaves and extra berries, for garnish
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • Cooking Directions

    For the trifle

    Hull the strawberries. Rinse and drain the berries and cut the strawberries in half. In a medium-size bowl, mix the fresh berries with sugar. Line a shallow dish with the ladyfingers and splash with raspberry liqueur.

    For the whipped cream

    In a chilled bowl, using a handheld or stand mixer on medium speed (and the whisk beater, if it has one), whip the heavy cream and vanilla until it begins to thicken, about 1 minute. Slowly add sugar and continue whipping until soft peaks form, another 2 to 3 minutes.

    Layer the trifle bowl first with ladyfingers, then lemon curd, then berries, and repeat layering. Top with whipped cream. Garnish with mint and extra berries.

    Cheap Trick: If you don't have strawberry liqueur, use any other strong liquor, like brandy or cognac.

    Recipe reprinted with permission from "Freakin' Fabulous On A Budget" by Clinton Kelly/Gallery Books.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: fresh berries, ladyfingers, raspberry liqueur, lemon curd, whipped cream

    Course: Dessert

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