Red Berry and Dill Trifle

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Yield: 8 Servings

You might not expect dill seeds in a dessert, but one taste and you’ll be a convert! The fresh-tasting little seeds work wonders with fresh berries, and a creamy topping of mascarpone cheese will help seal the deal!


  • 1 cup (240 ml) fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup (240 ml) fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) sugar
  • 3 limes, juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) dill seeds, ground using a spice grinder
  • 2 cups (470 ml) whipping cream
  • 1 cup (240 ml) mascarpone
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) icing sugar
  • 8 slices pound cake or store-bought angel food cake, crumbled into large chunks


Combine the raspberries and sliced strawberries in a large bowl.

Add sugar, juice of 2 limes, and ground dill seeds.

Macerate at room temp for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

In a mixing bowl, whip the cream until soft peaks form.

Add mascarpone and icing sugar, and whip until soft peaks form again.

In individual glasses, place 1-2 spoonfuls of the strawberry mixture.

Top with a few pieces of pound cake or angel food cake and top with the mascarpone mixture.

Repeat until all glasses are filled and serve immediately.


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