Holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle – A Simple Holiday Dessert Recipe for Christmas and More

by Sugar on December 10, 2012 · 12 comments

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If you are looking for a new easy dessert recipe this holiday season, bring my Holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle to your Christmas party or holiday dinner. It will be everyone’s new favorite dessert recipe. And you won’t believe how fast you can make it!

In my opinion, pumpkin pie can get boring year after year. For that reason I try to make a new fun dessert each year that I think everyone will love. Well this year I struck gold with my Holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle. It’s so good I’m going to have to make it every year because everyone went crazy over it. You can even substitute store bought pound cake for the gingerbread to save time. The flavor is different, but still very yummy.

Holiday Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Prep Time: 1 hour

Start to Finish: 3 hours

Approximately 12 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (14.5 oz) Betty Crocker® gingerbread cake mix, baked according to directions on the box
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (5.1 oz) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed or homemade whipped cream
  • 3/4 of a (10 oz) bag of ginger snap cookies or about 25 -30 cookies

Directions:

In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch pudding mix, the milk, the spices and the brown sugar and whisk until mixture is smooth and thickens. (About 1- 2 minutes) Set mixture aside.

Cut the gingerbread into 2-3 inch squares. Layer your trifle bowl or large clear glass bowl with half of the gingerbread. Then crumble 5-6 cookies over the gingerbread layer. Layer in about 1/2 of the whipped topping, then layer in half of the pumpkin topping. Repeat again with the gingerbread layer, a few crumbled cookies, the whipped topping and then ending with the pumpkin layer on top and a few crumbled cookies.

If you like you can save a little extra whipped topping to decorate the top of the trifle and use some whole cookies to go around the top outside rim of the bowl.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least and hour or two before serving.

Cooking Tips:

You can substitute store bought pound cake for the gingerbread to save time. The flavor is different but still very yummy.

Trifle can be made a day ahead of time and kept covered in the refrigerator.

Leftovers can also be covered and refrigerated for 2-3 days.

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I developed the recipe above and it appeared first on BettyCrocker.com

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Sugar says:

Oh that is so sweet. Thanks for sharing my site with your family. Cherish your Grandmother. Both of mine have passed and I miss them so much. XXOO

Cole says:

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Cole says:

Hi sugar I’m kinda young in my teens and I really wanna be a cook when I grow up that was always my dads dream but anyway have any tips

Sugar says:

Hi, I started cooking as a teen too so keep it up. My advice is don’t be afraid to try anything and be generous with your seasoning. Too many cooks are afraid to season things too much so they tend to not season enough. Oh and the last tip is cook with Love! Cook because you want people to enjoy it and everything will taste better. :)

Andria says:

Hi Sugar,

This looks so good! I’m making it for Christmas and can’t wait to use my trifle bowl for the first time.

Are the ginger snap cookies crunchy or soft?

Sugar says:

They are crunchy! Enjoy