Cranberry Orange Cornbread Trifle

Layers of cranberries, pear, orange, yogurt, ginger and cornbread make this a trifle to remember!

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American, Southern


  • 12 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon five spice
  • 3 cups cornbread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups orange, orange/ginger or plain yogurt
  • 1 fresh orange, chopped
  • 1 pear, chopped (or 1 can pears, drained)
  • 2 tablespoons crystallized ginger, chopped


  • Cook: Combine cranberries, water, sugar, orange juice and five spice in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to low, stir and cook 10 minutes more. Set aside to cool.
  • Trifle: In a bowl, layer cornbread, cranberries, yogurt, pear, orange, crystallized ginger. Repeat.


Five spice is a spice blend often used in Chinese cooking. Find it in the spice aisle or order online.


Keywords: special breakfast, holiday breakfast, holiday brunch, winter foods, how to make a trifle

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