Layered Fruit Dessert

Ambrosial dessert made of 4 layers– cake, jelly, fruit and custard. This super-easy dessert looks gorgeous, tastes divine and takes no time to prepare.

Time: Preparation: 15 minutes Refrigeration: 30-60 minutes


Serves: 7-8

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  1. 2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
  2. 3 cups milk
  3. 2 tablespoons sugar
  4. 1 sachet of raspberry jelly
  5. 8-10 slices of strawberry jam swiss-roll
  6. 1 cup chopped fruits of your choice
  7. 6-7 cherries with stems (can be replaced by strawberries)
  8. 1/2 cup blueberries (can be replaced by red grapes)
  9. 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios


  1. Boil milk in a saucepan. When the milk is lukewarm, take 2 tablespoons out in a bowl and mix custard powder in it to make a paste. Mix well to avoid any lumps.
  2. When the milk boils, reduce the heat to low and add the custard paste to the milk slowly stirring continuously. Add sugar and simmer it (while stirring continuously) till it becomes thick and creamy. Take it out in a bowl and keep aside to let it cool. When it reaches room temperature, keep it in the refrigerator.
  3. Prepare the jelly as per instructions on the pack. Pour the jelly mixture in a bowl and keep in the refrigerator to let the jelly set. Do not keep it in the freezer. The jelly should be set in about half an hour.
  4. After 30 minutes, check if the jelly is set otherwise keep it in the fridge for some more time to allow the jelly to set properly.
  5. Take a glass bowl as shown in the picture. Line the sides with slices of swiss roll and then place some slices to cover the base of the bowl.
  6. Cut the jelly into cubes. Scatter the jelly cubes on top of the swiss cake slices. Place a few cubes on the edges so that they are visible from the side of the glass bowl.
  7. Add a layer of chopped fruits on top of the jelly cubes and spread them evenly with the help of a spoon.
  8. Pour the cold custard on top of the fruit layer.
  9. Garnish with cherries, blueberries and chopped pistachios. Refrigerate till ready to serve.


  • Use ready vanilla custard &  ready jelly to put this dessert  together in less than 10 minutes.
  • Use strawberries  & red grapes for garnishing if cherries & blueberries are not  available.
  • Use 2 different flavours of jelly to make this dessert more colourful.

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