This version may claim roots in Alberta, but the original was said to be dreamed up in a Nanaimo, British Columbia kitchen. They're three delicious layers of Canadian goodness. —Carol Hillier, Calgary, Alberta
I tasted this light dessert 7 years ago at a potluck and got the recipe from my mom's dear friend. I've made it dozens of times since for my family and friends, who go wild over it. This is a terrific way to end a heavy meal.
-Debby Chiorino, Pt. Hueneme, CA
One of the nice things about this trifle is the way it uses up leftover cakes that never seem to get eaten! It's convenient, too—it tastes like a traditional pumpkin pie, even though you don't have to make a crust or bake it.
My husband's a construction worker and ex-farm boy. When we were first married, it was trial and error to cook like his mother. Now, after 17 years, he says that I've passed the test!
We have four children, 13 to 8. So there's another reason I like this trifles—it lasts through two meals at least!
Our children don't have a lunch program at their school. So, once a month, another lady and I volunteer to cook a hot meal for all 150 students. And, since the teachers don't have a break in their schedules, twice a month we also make lunch for them—and sometimes prepare Milky Way Ice Cream for dessert!
Every family has its traditions. We serve homemade ice cream for birthdays. I'm constantly looking for new recipes—that's how I found this one.