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Luscious Apple Trifle

 Luscious Apple Trifle
“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.”
12-14 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.