Raspberry trifle

Raspberry trifle

30 min
Enjoy our delicious twist on an irresistible classic: the raspberry trifle. This sweet favourite is packed full of crunch and flavour with layer after layer of fruity raspberry compote, crunchy muesli with walnuts, and refreshing lime-infused skyr – creating a triumph that's as enjoyable to look at as it is to taste.


  • Start with the fruit compote. Bring the apples, raspberries, syrup, water and vanilla powder to the boil in a thick-bottomed saucepan. Cover and simmer over a low heat for about 15 min. or until the apples are tender while stirring occasionally. Allow the compote to cool.
  • For the muesli, melt the coconut oil in a pan over high heat. Add the muesli, walnuts and syrup and toast the mixture in a pan over a steady heat for about 5 min. Stir constantly until golden and crispy. Set the muesli aside to cool.
  • Mix the skyr with lime juice.
  • Layer the compote, skyr and muesli in glasses.
  • Garnish with fresh raspberries and lime slices. Serve and enjoy.

Questions about raspberry trifle

Our raspberry trifle blends tart fruit, crunchy muesli, and rich cream, topped with zesty lime skyr. Ready to put together this classic snack with a twist? We've answered some common questions to help you make the perfect trifle. Whether you need tips for preparing ahead, or ways to adapt the recipe, our FAQs will smoothly guide you through each step.

Can the raspberry trifle be prepared ahead of time?
Absolutely! Preparing your raspberry trifle ahead of time can actually enhance its taste and texture, as it allows the layers to absorb one another's flavours. For the best results, we recommend that you chill your trifle for several hours or, even better, overnight before serving.
Can I use frozen raspberries instead of fresh ones for the compote?
Absolutely! Frozen raspberries are a more convenient alternative and work just as well as fresh ones in this recipe’s compote. To get the same consistency and flavour, however, it’s important that you thaw your frozen raspberries first and drain any extra liquid. If you notice the compote is still too watery, simply cook it a bit longer until it thickens up to the right consistency.
How long can I store the raspberry trifle in the fridge for later snacking?
Enjoyed your raspberry trifle but have some left? Cover it and store in the fridge to keep it fresh for two to three days. This keeps out other food smells and keeps the compote soft and the skyr creamy. Freezing is generally not recommended as it can ruin the texture of the compote and skyr, making them less enjoyable.


Diced apples (approx. 2)
250 g
Frozen raspberries
150 g
Maple syrup
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
Vanilla powder
¼ tsp
Muesli with walnuts
Coconut oil
1 tsp
75 g
Walnuts, chopped
50 g
Maple syrup
1 tbsp
Lime skyr
Natural Arla® Skyr
500 ml
Lime juice, freshly squeezed
1 tbsp
Raspberries, fresh
Lime fruits, thinly sliced

Golden toasting for muesli magic

Mastering the art of muesli toasting is crucial for our raspberry trifle's unique texture. Toast the muesli, walnuts and maple syrup in a pan that heats evenly. Start with a medium heat before adding the ingredients. This step brings out their rich, nutty flavours and gives the muesli depth.

Stir the mixture constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula to keep it from sticking and to ensure even toasting. Aim for a golden-brown colour, which shows that the natural sugars have caramelised, adding crunch and flavour.

After achieving the right colour, spread the mixture on a baking sheet or cool plate to stop the cooking process. This quick cooling is vital as it locks in the crunch, ensuring the muesli's texture contrasts with the fruit compote and skyr. This toasting method not only boosts the trifle's flavours but also its texture, making it an exceptional treat.

Add citrus zest for a more refreshing flavour

The splash of fresh lime juice in the skyr brings a refreshing twist to your trifle. For more citrus flavour, mix lime zest into the skyr or use it as a garnish along with the lime slices. You can also mix a bit of lemon or lime juice into the raspberry compote to balance the sweetness with a refreshing tang.

Raspberry trifle layering techniques

For a visually stunning presentation, our recipe layers the trifle in individual serving glasses, alternating between layers of raspberry compote, creamy skyr, and crunchy muesli. To keep the layers distinct, gently spoon each component over the previous layer rather than pouring it directly onto it. This method allows for precision in presentation and ensures each bite is a harmonious blend of flavours and textures.

For a more rustic approach, assemble the trifle in a large glass bowl, layering the ingredients generously and allowing them to meld together for a more homely yet equally delicious snack experience. Experimenting with different layering techniques can add creativity and excitement to the traditional raspberry trifle, making it a standout treat.

Tailor the sweetness of your trifle with maple syrup

Our recipe gets its sweetness from the ripe berries and dashes of maple syrup in the compote and muesli. For a less (or more) sweet variation, simply adjust the amount of maple syrup until you have found your perfect balance. An alternative is to leave it out completely, instead adding a drizzle of maple syrup over your trifle before serving. This way, you control your snack’s sweetness, making a trifle that's just right for you.

Prevent yogurt skin with parchment

Keep your lime skyr layer silky by covering it with a piece of parchment paper. Simply wet the parchment, wring it out, and smooth it over the skyr surface. Alternatively, use cling film, making sure it's in full contact with the skyr to protect its smooth texture from air. If you don't mind a sweeter taste, you can also sprinkle sugar on top of the skyr to block skin formation.

Add these snacks to your serving of raspberry trifle

Enhance your serving of raspberry trifle by pairing it with complementary snacks that elevate its flavours and textures. Our blueberry trifle is an easy pairing that offers a different take on the same snack. Serving it alongside a fresh berry fruit salad adds a burst of vibrant colour and natural sweetness. To contrast the creamy richness of the trifle, offer some crisp spelt cookies or warm carrot cake muffins on the side. These accompanying snacks not only complement the raspberry trifle but also provide a variety of textures and flavours for a truly memorable experience.

Transform leftovers into a new snacking experience

You can repurpose leftover raspberry trifle into delightful new snacks. Leftover compote will work beautifully in this frozen yogurt lolly recipe or as a topping for your next batch of skyr pancakes. Leftover skyr can be blended into a creamy milkshake or smoothie for a refreshing treat. Don't let any part of your raspberry trifle go to waste; instead, let your imagination guide you in transforming leftovers into new and delicious snacking adventures.

Creative presentation ideas

For a playful twist, serve the trifles in hollowed-out coconut shells, complete with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes on top. You can also use half lemon or lime shells to mimic the raspberry trifle’s citrusy notes. Finally, for a touch of elegance, serve the trifles on individual dessert plates dusted with edible gold or silver leaf for a luxurious finishing touch. These creative presentation ideas are sure to impress and make your raspberry trifle an even more memorable experience.