Brownie Trifle Recipe with Condensed Milk & Red Fruit Compote

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A jar with brownie trifle with condensed milk, red fruit compote, and whipped cream. Placed on a wooden board with a napkin wrapped around and rose gold spoons.

Image gathering your friend around the table. Serving one dessert that everyone can dig their spoon in. Imagine their indulgence. Their happy faces by the mere experience of sharing one big dessert with each other. That’s exactly what you will create when making this brownie trifle recipe.

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The brownie trifle is layers of deliciousness on top of each other. You get the sweetness of the condensed milk with the freshness of the red fruit compote. All blending perfectly with the fudge brownie. If they serve desserts during dinner parties in heaven then this one will probably make a regular appearance. Watch out for the greedy guests though, they might just eat the whole brownie trifle before others even get a chance. Who can blame them though? This brownie trifle recipe is a delight and so easy to make.

How to Make Brownie Trifle

Making this brownie trifle is actually quite simple. You just need the brownie, red fruit compote, condensed milk, and whipped cream. Since the brownie trifle will have condensed milk I thought it might be only fitting to create a fudge brownie with condensed milk. I shared this recipe before and it’s definitely one of the people’s favorite recipes on the blog. Don’t worry about having too much condensed-milk and it overpowering all the other flavors—it won’t. Even if you’ll be adding in the brownie itself and the trifle, the flavor will still be well-balanced.

A stack of gooey brownies with condensed milk.

However, if you’d like to make a simpler version than you can totally make it with a plain brownie. It would be as delicious. You can even use a boxed brownie mix if you’d like. As long as it’s fudgy and not cake-like, it will work great.

The red fruit compote is just storebought. If you’d like to make it at home then go ahead. In my case, buying all those fruits would cost me 5 times more than what this semi-fresh red fruit compote costs.

How to Layer It

Okay, here’s where things can get a bit challenging. You see, the first time I made a trifle it didn’t look anything like what you see on Pinterest. The sides were smudged and you could barely see the layers. This time I was determined to succeed in layering the brownie trifle. After carefully analyzing trifles and with some experience in making cocktails, I realized that just like layering cocktails there’s a technique in layering trifles.

  • The weight and structure of each item matter for the order which you’ll be layering.
    • Start with the brownie, followed by the condensed milk, and then the red fruit compote.
      • Adding, for example, the condensed milk first and then the brownie would lead to the brownie sinking to the bottom and pushing the condensed milk to the sides which then leads yo to not seeing the layer of brownies.
  • Create thick layers if you want the layer to be clearly visible.
    • Layers that are too thin won’t get that defined “lines” you want.
  • Be really careful when placing the item on top of each other.
    • Use small spoons or thongs.
    • Don’t press too hard or let it fall into the glass.
  • Clean the edges before moving on to the next layer.

A jar with brownie trifle with condensed milk and red fruit compote

Brownie Trifle in a Jar

As you can see in the image I made my brownie trifle in a jar. This is a pretty large jar honestly. It’s 12 oz which will be enough for 4 people. My idea was to let everyone share it with each other. However, you don’t have to choose such big jars. You can also opt for small jars (mini jars) and create individual desserts. The way you create the brownie trifle doesn’t change but the amount of ingredients needed for each one may change.

For me serving food is not just about the taste but the presentation plays an important role as well. That’s why I love serving trifles in jars. It’s different and very stylish. However, you can also use a drinking glass or produce glass jars for this dessert. I have some short glasses/whiskey glasses that would have perfectly fit this dessert. That brings me to the next issue.

A jar with brownie trifle with condensed milk, red fruit compote, and top layer of brownie.

Can you Make Brownie Trifle the Night Before?

The answer is HELL YEAH! The reason why I love jars is that I can make the trifle the night before, close the lid, and store it in the fridge. Before serving, I take them out, open the lid, and add a swirl of whipped cream.

The brownie must have time to cool and set so it’s best to make it the day before. You can even make this dessert for leftover brownies you may have. You can assemble a few hours before your guests arrive or just after the brownie cools down. You can store the brownie trifles even more than a day in the fridge.

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Brownie Trifle Recipe with Condensed Milk & Red Fruit Compote
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
The brownie trifle recipe is layers of deliciousness on top of each other. You get the sweetness of the condensed milk with the freshness of the red fruit compote. All blending perfectly with the fudge brownie.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie, dessert, recipe, trifle
Servings: 4 people
Ingredients
  • ½ 8x8 baked brownie with condensed milk (with condensed milk)
  • ½ cup condensed milk
  • ½ cup red fruit compote
  • Whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Crumble the brownie into chunks. Create the first layer by adding pressing it down to the bottom of the jar.

  2. Add the condensed milk in the jar creating the second layer.

  3. Carefully the red fruit compote on top of the condensed milk.

  4. Take a handful of brownie crumbles and carefully place it on top of the red fruit compote.

  5. Add a swirl of whipped cream. Serve with love!

A jar with brownie trifle with condensed milk, red fruit compote, and whipped cream. Placed on a wooden board with a napkin wrapped around and rose gold spoons.



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