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Caramel Apple Trifle

 Caramel Apple Trifle
Trifles are terrific desserts because they're made in advance and feed a crowd. This caramel-apple version appeals to kids of all ages. —Joanne Wright, Niles, Michigan
14 ServingsPrep: 40 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping, divided
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 loaves (10-3/4 ounces each) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Additional apple pie spice, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in the apples,
  • walnuts, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice. Cook and stir
  • for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in 1/2 cup
  • caramel topping and remaining apple pie spice. Fold in 2 cups
  • whipped topping.
  • In a 3-1/2-qt. trifle bowl or glass serving bowl, layer a third of
  • the cake cubes, cream cheese mixture and apple mixture. Repeat
  • layers twice. Garnish with remaining whipped topping and drizzle
  • with remaining caramel topping. Sprinkle with additional apple pie

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Caramel Apple Trifle (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • spice if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before
  • serving. Yield: 14 servings.