Really easy apricot & amaretti cream

A cross between a trifle and tiramisu, this really is simple to do. Roast apricots with orange, then layer up with mascarpone and custard for an indulgent dessert

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:20 mins
  • Serves 10
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 431
  • fat 29g
  • saturates 18g
  • carbs 41g
  • sugars 32g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.34g


  • 1kg apricots, halved and stoned
  • 1 large orange, grated zest and juice
  • 85g golden caster sugar
  • 2 x 250g tubs mascarpone
  • 500g tub vanilla custard
  • 140g amaretti biscuits
  • about 50g/2oz grated dark chocolate


Make and take
The trifle can be made 2 days ahead and left to chill in the fridge. Just transport it carefully in the dish.


  1. Heat oven to 220C/fan 200C/gas 7. Tip the apricots into a roasting tin, toss with the orange zest, juice and sugar and roast for 15-20 mins until soft. Remove the skins if you like. Tip into a bowl to cool.

  2. Whisk the mascarpone and custard together until completely blended.

  3. Tip the biscuits into a large glass bowl, then top with the apricots and custard. Scatter generously with the grated chocolate, then cover and chill until ready to serve.

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