Gingerbread Apple Caramel Trifles

gingerbread apple caramel trifles with macarons

gingerbread apple caramel trifle without creamDo you love gingerbread? Antoine isn’t a great fan but he loved it in this festive dessert. I tested two different gingerbread recipes in the past couple of weeks, but need to test again as I still want to tweak a bit – alas, I didn’t have time to finish it before we go flying off to Corsica to spend Christmas with Antoine’s family in the village. So, in the meantime, just use your favourite gingerbread recipe or good quality bought stuff!

As I adore the combination of warming spices with acidic apples, I couldn’t resist making these Gingerbread Apple Caramel Trifles, just perfect for the festive season.

Imagine a base of  gingerbread in apple jelly topped with buttered, spiced apples and dribbled over with a generous amount of salted caramel sauce then a final flourish of lightly whipped cream. My girls preferred it plain but I have to admit, that dash of Baileys was the final touch.  Er, no – THE final touch is salted caramel macarons.  The recipe is in my new book, Teatime in Paris, and I added a touch of orange zest to the mascarpone and a touch of gingerbread spice too.

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gingerbread apple caramel trifles