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Tropical Rum Trifle Recipe

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Don & Carol Blalock
Added: Thursday, July 21, 2005


2 mangoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 " cubes*
1 20 oz can pineapple chunks in syrup, undrained
1/3 cup coconut-flavored rum
1 (10.75 oz) frozen pound cake,
Cocount Cream Custard (recipe below)
thawed and thinly sliced
2 bananas, sliced
1 1/3 cups cocount, toasted
2/3 cup chopped macadamia nuts, toasted
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
mango, star fruit, coconut

STIR together mangoes, pineapple, and rum in a bowl. Cover and chill 20 minutes.
REMOVE fruit from bowl with a slotted spoon, reserving syrup mixture.
BRUSH pound cake slices with syrup mixture. Arrange half of slices in bottom of 4-quart bowl or trifle bowl. Top with half each of mango mixture, banana slices, Coconut Cream Custard, coconut and macadamia nuts. Repeat layers.
BEAT whipping cream until foamy; gradually add sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Add vanilla; beat until blended. Spread evenly over top of trifle. Cover and chill 1 1/2 hours. Garnish if desired.

Coconut Cream Custard:

1 cup sugar
1/3 cups cornstarch
2 cups milk
1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
6 egg yolks
WHISK together all ingredients in a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat. Place pan in ice water; whisk custard occasionally until cool.
COVER and chill 1 hour.
*NOTE: 1 (24 oz) jar refrigerated mango, drained and cut into 1/2" cubes, may be substitued.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
10 to 12
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Fran, Kay and I made this one time at Fran's house. We each took a section to make and we were all over the kitchen and in each other's way, but this dessert was beautiful and absolutely delicious. (Despite the fact I left out a couple of ingredients in my part). I don't think I would ever make this cake alone; it's too involved and it would not be near as much fun.




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