Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

This was originally a Paula Deen recipe, but I have changed it a little bit, so it isn't exactly as she had it. She used packaged gingerbread mix and I use a homemade gingerbread. Everyone who has had this trifle has loved it. I usually serve this at Thanksgiving for those who need the pumpkin fix.

I hope you enjoy!


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Serves:

20

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The homemade gingerbread makes this recipe shine. It's moist, delicious and has just the right balance of sweetness and spice. The pudding and gingerbread compliment each other nicely and the topping makes everything better!

Ingredients

GINGERBREAD

1/2 c
shortening
2 Tbsp
sugar
1 Tbsp
brown sugar
1
egg
1 c
hot water
1 c
molasses
2 1/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
ground ginger
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
ground nutmeg

OTHER TRIFLE PARTS

1 box
cook and serve vanilla pudding mix (large)
1 can(s)
30 oz. pumpkin pie filling
1/2 c
brown sugar
1/3 c
ground cinnamon
12 oz
cool whip
1/2 c
gingersnaps, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For the Gingerbread - In a large mixing bowl, cream the shortening and sugars. Add egg; mix well. Beat in water and molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture.
2
Pour into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 33-37 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Let cool completely before assembling the trifle.
3
While the gingerbread is cooling, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool. When it is cool, stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cinnamon into the pudding.
4
To assemble - Crumble 1/2 of gingerbread into the bottom of a large, pretty bowl. Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread, then add a layer of Cool Whip. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and Cool Whip. Sprinkle the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired.
5
Refrigerate overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch