Aldi Autumn Trifle Bowl

This beautifully layered Autumn trifle is the perfect Scottish inspired dessert to enjoy with the whole family. I love traditional Scottish trifle its such an easy yet impressive dish to whip up for the family and it looks lovely as a centerpeice after dinner when the extended family members are over for food.

This Autumn version of a traditional Scottish trifle uses a selection of fresh Scottish ingredients from Aldi Supermarket. You can vary up the seasonal toppings to the season that you are in.

All of the ingredients are from Aldi and the majority are of Scottish origin too. I was really pleased to see how well stocked up they were with Scottish ingredients in store. The trifle is layered up with a lovely cubed madiera sponge from Aldi. I only needed half so the second half went down well with the kids as it was delicious. The sponge was layered up with fresh fruit, jelly, custard, whipped cream and then a selection of delicious seasonal fruits and a sprinkle of chopped nuts.

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You may also enjoy serving up this delicious Scottish recipe for a simple Scottish Haggis. This is a family favourite in our house and the kids love it. You may also enjoy the traditional Scottish cock a leekie soup recipe for a starter. This is my opinion would make a delicious three course meal.

Tips for making this recipe:

  • you can vary up the fruit according to the season you are making up this recipe in.
  • the jelly can be changed by choosing a different flavour. We love strawberry jelly as its our fave but feel free to change it up a bit and use something else.
  • you can top off the trifle with different sprinkles and toppings. Chopped almonds always seem to work really well but you can use different nuts if you want to. Hazelnuts would also be delicious with grated chocolate.
  • you can make the jelly and custard layers up in advance but it is best to make the whipped cream up and toppings just before serving.
  • the trifle will keep well as leftovers if covered up appropiately in the fridge.
  • its best to use a nice glass bowl for this recipe so that you can see all of the lovely recipes. Keep your eyes peeled in your local charity shop for a suitable glass bowl.

Aldi Autumn Trifle Recipe


  • half of Aldi Madeira Sponge Loaf cubed and just enough to cover base of bowl
  • 200g Mixed Berries
  • 150g Blackberries
  • 1 packet Strawberry Jelly
  • 750g Custard 1 1/2 cartons
  • 600ml Double Cream 2 x 300ml tubs
  • 1tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Figs, blackberries, almonds, mixed berries, dark chocolate, honey to drizzle Optional toppings


  • Add all the cubes of trifle to cover the bottom of a glass trifle bowl. Sprinkle the mixed berries and blackberries over the top of the sponge.
  • Make up the jelly according to the packet instructions and pour over the sponge and fruit. Place in the fridge to set fully.
  • Once fully set pour over the custard layer and whip up the double cream until nice and stiff.
  • Layer the cream on the top of the custard gently with a fork or pipe it on. Use a fork to smooth the cream all over. Add some fresh fruit, nuts and chocolate to the top and drizzle with a little honey to finish.


You can vary up the fresh fruits according to the season you are in and the toppings and jelly flavour also.  Enjoy

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