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Pear Rum Trifle

  Egg yolks 3
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Grated lemon rind 2 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Rum 2 Tablespoon
  Cake 1 Pound
  Rum 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Fresh lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Bartlett pears 4 , chopped
  Whipping cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), whipped

1) Beat together the egg yolks, lemon rind and ¼ cup sugar in top of double boiler over hot water. The water should not be boiling.
2) Blend in the milk very gradually and cook, stirring, till the mixture has thickened.
3) Take the mixture off the heat and add 2 tablespoons of rum. Let it cool.
4) Cut the pound cake into slices ½-inch thick and spoon some rum on each slice.
5) Over bottom and around the sides of a round 2-quart dish, arrange 2/3 of the slices.
6) In a 1-quart saucepan, combine together the remaining ½ cup sugar and lemon juice.
7) Add the pears and cook and stir over moderate heat for 5 to 8 minutes.
8) Mash the contents slightly and spoon the hot mixture all over the cake.
9) Top with the remaining cake slices and pour the cooled custard all over.
10) Cover the cake and chill it for 6 hours, or overnight.

11) Transfer the cake to a decorative cake plate, cut into wedges and serve while still chilled. Use whipped cream to garnish each serving. Makes an excellent dessert.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3704 Calories from Fat 1305

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 145 g223%

Saturated Fat 68 g339.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1311.7 mg437.2%

Sodium 1307.7 mg54.5%

Total Carbohydrates 518 g172.7%

Dietary Fiber 28.1 g112.2%

Sugars 388 g

Protein 48 g96.2%

Vitamin A 79.8% Vitamin C 44.5%

Calcium 88.2% Iron 51.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pear Rum Trifle Recipe