Candy Corn Trifles


We love these festive Candy Corn Trifles for an afternoon tea!

Candy Corn Trifles
Yield: 8
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1½ cups half-and-half
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
  • ½ cup salted butter, cut into pieces
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Orange food coloring
  • 2 cups cold heavy whipping cream
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ladyfingers, chopped
  • Garnish: candy corn
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar and cornstarch. Add half-and-half, egg yolks, and orange zest, whisking to combine. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  2. Remove from heat, and gradually add butter, a piece at a time, whisking until butter melts. Add sour cream and vanilla extract, stirring to combine. Add food coloring, one drop at a time, until desired color is reached. Let mixture cool slightly. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on the surface of custard to prevent it from forming a skin while cooling.
  3. Refrigerate until cold, approximately 2 hours, before using. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine cream, cream cheese, and confectioners’ sugar. Beat at low speed speed with a mixer, gradually increasing to medium-high speed, until smooth.
  5. In 8 small trifle dishes, layer ladyfingers, orange custard, and cream mixture.
  6. Garnish with candy corn, if desired.

From TeaTime, September/October 2011

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