Quick blueberry trifles

Rachel Allen soaks biscuits in blueberry juice before assembling her truly scrumptious summer pudding
By Rachel Allen
Quick blueberry trifles
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 150 g fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1/2 lemon, juice only
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 125 g mascarpone
  • 8 Rich Tea biscuits, broken into bite-sized pieces


1. Place the blueberries in a saucepan, along with half the sugar, the lemon juice and 50ml water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 34 minutes or until soft. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the pan.

2. In a spotlessly clean bowl, whisk the egg white until it forms stiff peaks. Place the egg yolk in another bowl, add the remaining caster sugar and the mascarpone and whisk together for 1 minute or until combined, then fold in the whisked egg white.

3. Pour the cooled blueberries into a sieve set over a bowl for the juices to drain into, then tip the berries from the sieve into another bowl.

4. Place half of the biscuit pieces into the blueberry liquid to soak for a few seconds. Spoon these into four glasses, then add half the berries followed by half the mascarpone mixture, dividing them between the glasses.

5. Soak the remaining biscuits in the blueberry liquid and divide between the glasses, along with the remaining berries and the last of the mascarpone mixture. If theres any liquid left, this can be drizzled over the top of the trifles. Serve immediately or keep covered in the fridge (for several hours or overnight) until you are ready to serve.

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