What are you looking for?

Natural Treats recipes
Filter recipes

Meals & Courses

Recipe Types

Special Diets

Baby Led Feeding | Recipes | Meals & Courses | Cranberry and Orange Trifle Jars – Christmas Dessert Idea

Cranberry and Orange Trifle Jars - Christmas Dessert Idea

Recipe By Aileen Cox Blundell

Shake things up on this year’s Christmas dessert table with this easy trifle recipe. It’s a brightly coloured and tangy flavoured dessert that older babies, kids and adults will love. If your baby has started preloaded spoon-feeding which is usually around 9 months old, they will be ready to experience this wonderfully light and healthy Christmas Dessert. 

It has the texture and comforting layers of traditional trifle I remember as a child, but without the refined sugar and with a lot less cream replaced by the nutritional benefits of Greek Yogurt. It’s a wonderfully light desert to serve your adult guests too. They will come away feeling lighter and less over-indulged as can be the case over the festive season!

Cranberries are tiny red bullets of powerful antioxidants so a perfect addition to any Baking Christmas recipe. This super fruit is now perfectly in season but as is such a super food it’s just a good from a jar, a tin or a packet so no need to stress sourcing the ingredients. 

Will this taste as good with diary free ingredients?

You can easily swap out the yogurt and cream for coconut yogurt which is delicious too! For the shortbread cookies, I have another great recipe for vegan cookies which are super easy to make – just click here for the recipe

Cookies and shortbread traditionally use butter for the lift needed in cakes, but they don’t rely on it for cookies especially this layered recipe. It’s jam packed with loveliness in a jar. 

Sometimes I make the cookies the night before because they are tasty on their own with a cup of tea. Your toddler may enjoy pressing some coloured sprinkles on the dough and seeing their creative design come out of the oven. I usually continue on swiftly with the trifle dessert jars the very next day, before they are all devoured by my family. 

These easy shortbread cookies for Christmas are a proud addition to wide range of natural festive treats. 

This recipe contains enough ingredients for 5 jars for older children or adults but for babies and small children you can make up some smaller portions.

I hope you love this easy Christmas recipe! It’s;

  • Creamy
  • Easy
  • Tangy
  • Festive
  • & SO delicious!

More Christmas Desserts Recipes your Family will Love!

If you try this, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram #babyledfeeding 

Aileen xoxox

Cranberry and Orange Trifle Healthy Christmas Dessert

Prep time

15mis

Cook time

30mins

Servings

5

BLW Friendly Vegetarian Lunchbox Quick

from 0 reviews

Leave a Review

Ingredients

Shortbread Cookies

4 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon maple syrup

210g (1+1/2 cups) flour

1-2 tablespoons water

Fruit Mixture

100g (3/4 cup) dried cranberries

Juice 1 orange

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon allspice

2 oranges cut into bite-sized segments

Yogurt Cream

300ml (1.5 cups) Greek Yogurt

100ml whipped cream

Zest 1 orange

Juice 1/2 orange

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon maple syrup

To serve; dried orange segments, sprinkle cinnamon

Method

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC.
  2. Make the cookies by mixing the butter, maple syrup and flour together in a bowl. Add the water one tablespoon at a time until it comes together like a dough.
  3. Roll the dough into a long, fat sausage shape, then cover with clingfilm and refrigerate for an hour. 
  4. Cut into circular cookies, then place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes until they start to turn slightly golden. Leave too cool fully before using.
  5. Place the cranberries, orange juice and spices into a small saucepan and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat down and simmer for about 10 minutes until the cranberries have soaked up all of the liquid and have turned deliciously juicy. Remove a few tablespoons of the cranberries and leave in a bowl for decorating the top then add the orange segments to the pot and stir well.
  6. To make the yogurt cream, add all of the ingredients to a bowl and using a spoon stir well.
  7. Break one cookie apart and add to the bottom of each serving glass or jar. Layer with the orange and cranberries, then add a layer of yogurt and repeat until you are left with a layer of yogurt cream on top. Top with the reserved cranberries, then decorate with an orange segment and a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon.
BLW Recipes 12 Months+ BLW Recipes 9-12 Months Christmas Recipes Coconut Recipes Egg Free Fruit Recipes Meals & Courses Natural Treats Nut Free Quick and Easy Recipes Toddler Recipes Vegetarian

Writen by Aileen Cox Blundell - number one bestselling author, award winning blogger and Mum of 3 kiddies who all eat their veggies.

You might also like these natural-treats recipes

10 Minute Blackberry Protein Balls No Bake

10 Minute Blackberry Protein Balls No Bake

Natural Treats

This No-Bake Energy Bites recipe is so easy to make and packed full of amazing ingredients.

Healthy Popsicles for Baby led Weaning

Healthy Popsicles for Baby led Weaning

Natural Treats

Healthy Popsicles for Baby Led Weaning - The perfect pop for teething babies.

Baby Led Weaning Gingerbread Spice Muffins with Cinnamon Frosting

Baby Led Weaning Gingerbread Spice Muffins with Cinnamon Frosting

Natural Treats

Delicious baby led weaning gingerbread spice muffins with cinnamon frosting.

Leave a comment:


Videos

MOST VIEWED VIDEOS

Blueberry Oat Bars

Up next

Baby Led Weaning Chilli Baked Bean Cowboy Pie

Play button

Videos

MOST VIEWED VIDEOS

Baby Led Weaning Chilli Baked Bean Cowboy Pie

Up next

Apple and Cinnamon Super Breakfast Muffins

Play button

Videos

MOST VIEWED VIDEOS

Apple and Cinnamon Super Breakfast Muffins

Up next

Chicken and Veggie Pies

Play button

Videos

MOST VIEWED VIDEOS

Chicken and Veggie Pies

Up next

Broccoli and Cauliflower Egg Free Fritters

Play button

Videos

MOST VIEWED VIDEOS

Broccoli and Cauliflower Egg Free Fritters

Play button

FREE Recipes

Let’s be Best Friends

On the gram

What us cool Moms call Instagram