Easy Fruit Trifle

I adore fruit.  All of it.

This is one of my family recipes and definitely one that makes its fair share of appearances.  Can’t complain though, it is delicious!  It is super easy to throw together and is a recipe any fruit lover will enjoy!  You can go by this recipe or add or subtract any fruit you want to .  It is an extremely versatile recipe that you can’t mess up!

4.0 from 3 reviews
Easy Fruit Trifle
An easy side dish that is perfect for summer!
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • fresh pineapple
  • fresh strawberries
  • seedless green grapes
  • seedless red grapes
  • bananas
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple
  • 1 (3.25 oz) package instant banana cream pudding, dry
  1. Layer fruit in a large bowl or trifle bowl.
  2. For the topping, whisk all ingredients together until well combined. Spread over the top of trifle.
  3. arrange any extra fruit on top for a pretty presentation.


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  1. This looks so yummy and refreshing on a warm summer day. I think I may double the topping and place some between the layers. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Maggie

    I made this, but used only a few fruits that were on sale at the store… absolutely delicious! Love this recipe… thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Deanna

    I just stubbled across this recipe because I was looking for a fruit side dish. All looks great but the only thing is I whisked the milk, pudding (i didnt prepare it, which I dont think I was supposed to), sour cream and crushed pineapple and my topping is all runny. Not clumpy and wouldnt stay on top of the fruit like it shows in your picture. Did I do something wrong by chance?? Thank you!

  4. Vicki

    Looks delish…. question… does the milk go in with the fruit or is it mixed with the sour cream, pineapple, and pudding mix?

  5. Cyn

    This sounds wonderful!! Can anyone tell me how far ahead of time can I make this??? Going to try it this weekend for hubbys birthday party.

  6. Jen

    Hello! I was directed here from Pinterest! This looks divine – I will definitely be making this soon! Thanks for sharing with us. :)

    Also I was wondering what font you used for the word ‘fruit’ ?

  7. Camilla

    Hiya! Please could you tell me what banana cream pudding is? Is it like banana custard. I don’t think we have that in the uk. This looks amazing!! Xx

    • Chef in Training

      Its a little box package of Jello Instant pudding. It is a dry powder mix and then you add it with the remaining topping ingredients. Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any more questions :)

  8. Tina

    I made this and its really runny, would not set on top of fruit just ran all over. There must be something wrong with the measurements. Disappointing!

    • Shelli

      The topping was runny. Didn’t come out like your picture at all. Should I have made the pudding then added the other ingredients?

  9. Bev

    Instead of sour cream can you use cool whip? I’m not sure that I would like the taste of sour cream with fruit. I have had another recipe with fruit, but they didn’t have the puddding in it, but they had the sour cream and I didn’t like the taste.

  10. kiersten

    I made this today and didnt add the bananas in feat of them turning brown. Will they turn if i add them?

  11. kelly smith

    Wondering how this would be if you used vanilla pudding instead of banana cream pudding? Not a big fan of banana pudding.

  12. Danie Main

    I agree with some of the other people, the topping was VERY RUNNY! And I panicked because I had made this for the first time for company. I ran to the supermarket and bought some cool whip and just mixed a few spoon fulls of the banana mixture into the cool whip as a quick fix. It was still yummy but next time Ill have to do something about this topping!

  13. Pat

    The layered fruit looks good, but I think I would mix the fruit so the servings would contain a mixture of the fruit. I think layering some of the topping with the fruit would be good. I will try this!

  14. Nicki

    You could also make the topping with whipped topping, crushed pineapple and instant pudding. Just defrost the whipped topping and fold in the pudding mix and the pineapple. Sets up really well and has a great fluffy consistancy. Also if you don’t like banana, it would also be yummy with coconut pudding