Lemon Blueberry Trifles

Lemon Blueberry Trifles
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
15 min
6 servings

These individual trifles look pretty on display in juice or other glasses. Depending on the diameter of the glass, you can adjust the size of the coconut dacquoise layers that are nestled in between the lemon cream and the fresh blueberries. 



Coconut Dacquoise

large egg white, at room temperature
Tbsp granulated sugar
cup icing sugar
cup cake and pastry flour
cups unsweetened dessicated coconut

Lemon Cream and Assembly

cup whipping (35%) cream
package cream cheese, softened
cup granulated sugar
1 ½
tsp lemon zest, finely grated
Tbsp lemon juice
tsp vanilla extract
1 ½
cups fresh blueberries
Toasted coconut for decoration


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Line the bottom of a 9-x-13-inch (23-x-33-cm) baking pan with parchment paper.

Step 2

Whip the egg whites with electric beaters or in a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, on high speed until they are foamy and then add the sugar, continuing to whip until the whites hold a medium peak when the beaters are lifted.

Step 3

Sift the icing sugar and flour together and then stir in the coconut. Add this all at once to the whipped whites and fold until blended (the whites will deflate as you fold). Spread this into the prepared pan and bake for about 15 minutes until lightly but evenly browned on top. Allow the dacquoise to cool completely before assembling the trifle (the dacquoise can even be baked a day ahead).

Step 4

For the lemon cream, whip the cream and set aside. Beat the cream cheese and sugar (by hand or with beaters) until smooth and add the lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream.

Step 5

Select individual glasses for the trifle. Use a round cookie cutter just smaller than the diameter of the glasses to cut out discs of the dacquoise (2 or 3 per glass – 3 if the glasses are tall and narrow, such as a champagne flute). Fill a piping bag fitted with a large plain tip with the lemon cream.

Step 6

To assemble the trifles, pipe a layer of lemon cream in the bottom of each glass. Sprinkle a few blueberries over the lemon cream, then top with a dacquoise disc. Top the disc with lemon cream, then berries then a second dacquoise disc. Repeat this again if you are using tall, narrow glasses. Finish with a final layer of the lemon cream, a few berries and a sprinkling of toasted coconut. Chill the trifles until ready to serve.

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