Wednesday, October 31, 2012

31 Days of Decadent Desserts {Day 31} Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

We served this at my grandfather's 75th birthday party earlier this month. It's a pretty dish and very yummy. 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
original recipe can be found ~here~

  • 1 gingerbread cake (I made a double batch of Laura Ingalls Wilder's famous gingerbread recipe but I could have just made 1 batch)
  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 can (29 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups whipped cream (I added about 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice)


  • Prepare and bake gingerbread according to recipe directions. Cool completely on wire racks. 
  • Meanwhile, for pudding, in a large saucepan, combine pudding mix and milk; stir until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes longer or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool to room temperature. Combine pumpkin and brown sugar; stir into pudding.
  • In a 4-qt. glass serving bowl, crumble one gingerbread cake; gently press down. Top with half of pudding mixture and whipped cream. Repeat layers. Sprinkle some pumpkin pie spice on the top if desired.

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Here are the recipes shared from last Friday's link-up.

Marie from Marie Loves shared:

Kristen from Joyfully Thriving shared:

And Maureen from Red Cottage Chronicles shared:

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And so ends the 31 days project. It has been so much fun! Thank you for your wonderful comments, pins,  and links. A big thanks to the guest posters for helping me out this month!

What has been your favorite recipe this month?


Cheryl said...

The grand finale? This trifle was good enough to hold that spot! Oh my.

Kirsten Fichter said...

Love this!! I so want to try it!! I love gingerbread! And pumpkin! :)

Jodi-Marie said...

this might just be tied for "the best" with the chocolate peanut butter trifle. I have loved keeping up with your blog this month. Great job picking out these wonderful recipes to share.

Unknown said...

Wow, this looks amazing! I'll have to try it sometime :-)