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!

Easy Fruit Trifle

Easy Fruit Trifle!

By Chef in Training June 29, 2012

An easy side dish that is perfect for summer!


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  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. 1

    Easy is right Nikki! This trifle looks amazing. I love all of the fresh fruits in the summertime and they pair wonderfully with banana pudding!

  2. 2

    WOW!! Nikki this looks so yummy and beautiful! I can’t wait to make it. :)

  3. 3

    Pinning it! Love fruits and this look really good!!

  4. 4

    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.

  5. 5

    this sounds really easy to do. thanks for giving me the idea

  6. 6

    I had this every Christmas breakfast at my gparents house. I might have to do this for old times sake.


  7. 7

    Yum. Easy, pretty and no-bake for summer. What’s not to love? And that fruit! Gorgeous.

  8. 8
    GestSayn says:

    is the crushed pineapple mixed up with the sour cream and pudding?

  9. 11
    Roberta says:

    How much of each fruit goes into the recipe?

  10. 12

    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!

  11. 13

    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!

    • 14

      Maybe its supposed to refrigerate a few hours before??

    • 15

      Probley should drain pineapples very well before adding.

    • 16

      I actually just made this. I didn’t drain the crushed pineapple but added another 1/2 package of dried banana pudding in order to make it thick enough and I stuck in fridge for 1/2 hour before topping so it was thick.

  12. 17

    Yum! this looks terrific and so healthy too. Thanks for sharing it.

  13. 18

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

  14. 19

    Looks yummm, thanks for sharing.

  15. 20

    Perfect for these hot Florida days! Made this for a birthday dinner and everyone raved about how wonderful it was

  16. 21

    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.

  17. 22

    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’ ?

  18. 23

    I made this with coconut cream pudding and added coconut to it….delish!

  19. 24
    Camilla says:

    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

    • 25
      Chef in Training says:

      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 :)

  20. 26

    Do you drain the pineapple?

  21. 28

    This looks amazing.. How do you keep the fruit from turning brown?

  22. 29

    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!

    • 30

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

  23. 31

    I love it soooooo much … yuuummmmmy mmmmmh

  24. 32

    Can I use something else besides pineapple for topping? I can’t have pineapple.

  25. 33

    I bet the cheesecake pudding would be great too

  26. 34

    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.

  27. 35

    Was good but topping was runny. Maybe should use a mixer instead of whisking?