Luscious Apple Trifle Recipe
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Luscious Apple Trifle Recipe

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“I created this dessert using ingredients I had on hand,” remarks Danette Bass of Hillrose, Colorado. “I brought it to a carry-in dinner at our church, and it was the first dessert to go.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12-14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12-14 servings


  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 1 loaf-shaped angel food cake (10-1/2 ounces), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) butterscotch ice cream topping
  • 3 medium red apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. In a bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in pudding. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping.
  2. In a 3-qt. glass bowl, layer a third of the cake cubes, 1/3 cup butterscotch topping, a third of the apples, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and a third of the cream cheese mixture. Repeat layers twice. Garnish with remaining whipped topping. Chill until serving. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Originally published as Luscious Apple Trifle in Quick Cooking September/October 2005, p13

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Wingding52 73845
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"Wonder how it would taste with mustard topping? Just kidding, it is a great recipe!"

mezzopiano 61673
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2010

"I have made this dessert several times and it's always a hit. I normally use caramel topping instead of the butterscotch out of personal preference."

TKCloughfam 115745
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

"A wonderful recipe, fresh and easy to make. People will ask for the recipe so bring a copy"

becmalo 115535
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"I used 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, sugar-free pudding mix, and Cool Whip Lite. It was great for a luncheon that I hosted, but it's a little too sweet. I'll definitely use less butterscotch topping next time. Still, a keeper!"

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