We Made the Infamous Friends Thanksgiving Trifle — Does It Really Taste Like Feet?
Warning: Do not eat this at home.
To give everyone a much needed laugh in the middle of a possibly-stressful holiday season, PEOPLE Food recreated the most iconic Thanksgiving food moment in pop culture history: the Friends Thanksgiving trifle.
In case you need a refresher, Rachel Green’s holiday dessert — which Ross said tasted like “feet” — consisted of a layer of ladyfingers, a layer of jam, custard (made from scratch), fresh raspberries, more ladyfingers, beef sautéed with peas and onions, a little more custard, sliced bananas and whipped cream.
After following Rachel’s recipe as best we could, our taste testers declared it did in fact taste like feet.
“It’s pretty … not good,” said one brave soul.
“It’s a stanky dessert,” said another.
Watch the video above to see it all come together and hear more of our, ahem, rave reviews — and to learn how to make the infamous trifle at home (without the beef!) follow the recipe below.
Rachel Green’s Friends Thanksgiving Trifle (Without Beef)
3 ¾ cups heavy cream
9 egg yolks
½ cup fine sugar
2 (7 oz.) boxes lady fingers
2 (12 oz.) jars raspberry jam
2 cartons fresh raspberries
2 bananas, peel removed, sliced
Store-bought whipped cream
1. Heat cream in a medium saucepan over medium heat. While the cream is heating, beat yolks with the sugar until smooth. Strain yolk mixture into a medium bowl. Pour hot cream into egg yolks and whisk vigorously. Return mixture to saucepan over low-heat and cook, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Remove from heat and allow to cool in a basin of cold water.
2. Place half of the ladyfingers in a large glass trifle dish then cover with jam. Spoon half of cooled custard over the jam in a single layer, and top with fresh raspberries. Continue layering with remaining ladyfingers and remaining custard. Top with banana slices and whipped cream.