I was thinking of trifle for xmas dessert but looking for a new combination. I have a can of chestnut puree that I was was going to fold whipped cream into (like Iltalian "Mont Blanc" dessert). I can't decide if I should use chocolate genoise cake or espresso dipped lady fingers as the base. My partner and I disagree on whether there should be a fruit element. I say add either raspberries, pomegranate seeds or sliced kumquats, she says they will conflict with the chestnut taste.
Anyone had good, nay, super delicious trifle variations? or comments on the above combo?