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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Trifle

Since the "Pumpkin Holidays" (you know, Halloween and Thanksgiving) are coming up I thought it would be fun to make a pumpkin dessert for a little Pampered Chef get together I had. I love making trifles because they are crazy easy and look pretty impressive.
The cake layer of this was inspired by the two ingredient pumpkin cookie recipe that has been all over Pinterest, the one where you mix a can of pumpkin into cake mix and bake it. Instead of using a cake mix I went with gingerbread cookie mix. Next time I might add a little extra spice into the mix. The pumpkin dip layer was from Pinterest as well, the original recipe can be found here. One person suggested maybe adding some more spice to that layer.
I went with sugar-free ingredients for most of this (except the gingerbread mix) to help keep the calories down, but you could use the regular version of this stuff.


    1 batch of pumpkin dip (1 can of pumpkin, 1 container of sugar free cool whip, and 1 box of sugar free vanilla pudding mix all mixed together)
    1 bag of gingerbread cookie mix, dry mix
    1 15 oz can of pumpkin
    1 container of sugar free cool whip
    1/2 cup caramel topping


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Combine the gingerbread cookie mix with the can of pumpkin. Spread it in the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Let it cool for at least a couple of hours. Cut it done into bite sized pieces.  Set aside a handful of cake pieces for topping.
In a trifle bowl or other clear bowl, layer the cake, pumpkin dip, and cool whip. Repeat so there are two layers of each ingredient. Top with the cake pieces that were set aside and a touch of cool whip. Drizzle the caramel on top.
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 290.5
  • Total Fat: 16.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 269.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 60.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g


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  2. You know - I have never made a trifle! It looks wonderful!

  3. This looks delicious! I've been looking for a Christmas-y trifle dessert like this one!

  4. Oh, yum and even yummer! That looks fabulous!

    Tracy @ Momaical

  5. I am loving the title of your blog! :) I would love some of this right now! It looks yummy! New follower here from the link party! Would love for you to visit me and join my site as well!

  6. Stopping by from the Blog Hop. That looks delicious :) I've never made a trifle before, but I may have to make that one!

  7. Hi Sarah,
    What a beautiful dessert, we will just love this! Hope you are having a great fall weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
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    Miz Helen

  8. Delicious!! I've been on the lookout for pumpkin recipes so this is perfect and oh soo yummy looking. I'd love for you to come by and link up on Tuesday's for my Empowered Living Blog hop.

  9. ha, I love the name of your blog :o) I'm hosting a Thanksgiving party all month long (until Thanksgiving) and would love for you to come over and link it up! This is in addition to my normal Tasteful Tuesday party that runs every Tuesday. Thank you for taking the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and be THANKFUL for all our blessings.

  10. A lovely presentation and I imagine it tastes awesome.

  11. This looks SO yummy! I love triffle and would love for you to come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest:

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  12. This looks so amazingly delicious!
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  14. My husband would go nuts for this! He LOVES pumpkin! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop! Hope to see you back tomorrow!

  15. This is one of my favorite things about this season... pumpkin sweets!!! This looks great! Thanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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