Spicy gingerbread is the basis for this fancy holiday trifle made with pears poached in red wine, creamy vanilla custard, and whipped cream.
SERVESYields one 3-quart trifle
WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS
For our version of Gingerbread-Pear Trifle, we found firm pears were best; soft pears were watery and mushy in this recipe. Simmering the wine with sugar, black peppercorns, and a cinnamon stick lent further complexity to the wine’s flavor....