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Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

There's more to pumpkin than pie, as this impressive trifle proves. It looks so elegant with alternating layers of gingerbread cake and pumpkin/butterscotch pudding. Try making it ahead of time for a fuss-free dessert when you're planning to entertain guests. —Lyla Lehenbauer, New London, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) gingerbread cake/cookie mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 4 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cake mix, water and egg; beat on low speed 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium; beat 2 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square pan.
  • 2. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. When completely cooled, crumble cake, reserving 1/4 cup crumbs.
  • 3. Meanwhile, whisk milk and pudding mixes until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir in pumpkin and spices until well blended.
  • 4. In a trifle bowl or 3-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl, layer one-fourth of the cake crumbs, half of the pumpkin mixture, one-fourth of the cake crumbs and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Top with reserved cake crumbs. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Yield: 18 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 194 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 451mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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Widah User ID: 4203282 246886
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

"A new family favorite!"

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Cheryleelyn User ID: 8671667 239948
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2015

"I've been making this trifle for 15 yrs at Christmas. It's a family favourite. The only difference between mine and the recipe above is, I use spice cake instead of the gingerbread. It tastes terrific."

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MyHappy User ID: 3552038 238149
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"I have made this several times and each time I never have left overs! I love how it is a fresh take on the pumpkin flavor. :-)"

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 214593
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2014

"This was a great crowd-pleaser. It looks so nice before you dig into it! Flavors go well together. The fat-free versions of pudding are in the smaller sizes. As others said, use two boxes of the regular size pudding and you'll be fine."

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ladyyorkie User ID: 3451877 109646
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2014

"I have made this many times and have asked for the recipe every time I make it. I have read a person can't find the gingerbread mix, just saying I have seen it at Walmart. As for the problem of pudding box size...I just used 2 small boxes of vanilla pudding and 1 small box of the butterscotch."

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h_Laura42 User ID: 7710535 37993
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"this trifle ricipe sounds really good so ill be trying it out very shortly"

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strojhs User ID: 586795 36065
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2013

"I want to make this but where does one find instant pudding in 1 ounce sizes. Mine are3.4 ounces. I have all the ingredients ready to make this for Christmas dessert and will give it a good review but am nervous about the pudding amounts. Please help! Thanks!"

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CookingVal User ID: 6083647 37920
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

"Everyone that tasted this loved it!"

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sunlover31 User ID: 6043438 49420
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2013

"Made some changes. Couldn't find gingerbread cake, so made a spice cake according to package directions. Used 2 boxes instant vanilla pudding & 1 box butterscotch but NOT sugar-free & mixed it w/3 cups of milk. I forgot to add the spices to the mixture, so just sprinkled some cinnamon on top. Also used REAL whipped cream instead of whipped topping. Came out delicious. Received lots of compliments and requests for the recipe! Thank you :)"

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Grammy Debbie User ID: 30612 36060
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2013

"I have made this many times and always received rave reviews. It's my "go-to" dessert for fall potlucks. I love the fact that it can be "light" without anyone caring! Very nice to be able to make dessert ahead of time and have it be such a show-stopper. I do usually use two, 8-ounce containers of Cool Whip, but other than that, no change. Thank you for sharing the recipe!"

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hf1950 User ID: 2361113 64974
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"This is a real crowd pleaser; I've been asked for the recipe several times. I've passed it along, with two adjustments I've made to the recipe: 1) Duncan Hines Moist Spice Cake instead of gingerbread and 2) two vanilla sugar-free pudding and two butterscotch sugar-free pudding instead of four butterscotch."

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mamamarie User ID: 568814 37916
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2013

"Easy to make. Vey good. Would make again. Looks impressive."

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raemargaret User ID: 2790732 131187
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2013

"I USED PUMPKIN PUDDING IN PLACE OF BUTTERSCOTCH...JELLO BRINGS PUMPKIN PUDDING OUT IN THE FALL AND IT'S VERY GOOD WITH THE PUMPKIN PUDDING AS WELL...BUTTERSCOTCH WAS TOO SWEET"

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snookienurse3 User ID: 4572577 59106
Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"I have made this for my co-workers and family at various occasions and they rave about it and someone ALWAYS ask for the recipe! Absolutely delicious as is!"

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lawhipp User ID: 4583903 81308
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"This was a big hit at our Thanksgiving dinner! This recipe is a keeper!"

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nanaellen2001 User ID: 6083112 109365
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2012

"Made this today using Cheesecake Pudding and spice cake and it was a hit at my Thanksgiving dinner. Definitely a remake! Thank you TasteOfHome you are the bomb! Love Love Love your recipe card magazines, I think the small ones are the best...Thanks again!"

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CindiU User ID: 6816127 205131
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2012

"Have made this for bookclub and get togethers. Has been a hit every time! So easy yet elegant. No one has guessed that it is a light version."

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lindachicken__Oklahoma User ID: 227696 86165
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"If you are looking for a show stopper that is a hit with the family this will work! I make mine with low fat/low sugar so all my family can enjoy this! I think your family will love this as well, make ahead."

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chilipower User ID: 6100887 135840
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Delish!!! Made this for my youth group. So easy to make!! Received many complements :)"

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tazlaaraa User ID: 6160157 86160
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Yes ... my niece made this for our Thanksgiving dinner one year and I ate most of it myself before weekend over."

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tazlaaraa User ID: 6160157 131182
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Excellent ... but I love pumpkin!"

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lindachicken__Oklahoma User ID: 227696 113938
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2012

"We all have those 'go to' recipes and this is on the top of my holiday list! Easy and looks awesome, thank you for sharing!"

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birdie425 User ID: 3934997 113840
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"Delicious and pretty!! Nice lighter pumpkin dessert for fall. I subbed 3/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice in place of the 1/4 each of ginger, nutmeg and allspice."

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dawner78 User ID: 6093571 59104
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2012

"Easy, beautiful and yummy!"

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BakingAngelz User ID: 6631069 88067
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2012

"VERY EASY TO MAKE AND LOOKS LIKE YOU PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO IT. ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS."

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pattylaraine User ID: 6442735 88064
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2012

"I made this for Thanksgiving 2 years ago...a big hit"

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southerngal70 User ID: 6489193 109193
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"This is so easy to make ahead of time and everyone thinks you spent so much time on it. Remember to make the layers from the center out so you don't have to keep cleaning the glass. Switched the butterscotch pudding out for Cheesecake and it was so delicious. Moist."

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spiker1 User ID: 264159 81307
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"great dessert to bring to a potluck!"

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camo_girl2003 User ID: 4307069 59103
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"i make this everyear. my sister-n-law loves it and would eat the whole thing if i let her. AWESOME!!!! and i dont like pumpkin. lol"

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jdunaway81 User ID: 1358790 135838
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"I took this for our Thanksgiving get-together and everyone loved it! They didn't even know it was light!"

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dwhitmar User ID: 1955303 59098
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2011

"Family request every year."

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Lou13 User ID: 4269012 113834
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

"I've made this three times, and each time, I like it even better!"

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ksammon User ID: 5004066 53757
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2011

"Just made for company and it was a huge hit! Even my hubby who is not a pumpkin fan loved it. I made adjustments based on the reviews. I used spice cake because store didn't have gingerbread. Instead of 4 boxes sugar-free butterscotch pudding, I used 2 butterscotch and 2 vanilla. Will be making for Thanksgiving!!"

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lbipatti User ID: 1921149 64971
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2011

"Easy to make, looks great and tastes even better. A winner!"

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MBawden User ID: 336151 49418
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"I made this for a family Thanksgiving gathering and it was a hit. It was a tasty dessert which was the perfect finish to the full meal, especially for those with diabetic issues. I would definitely make it again."

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Eldridge206 User ID: 1146786 37637
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2011

"Tried it on my co-workers - if they liked it, I would make it for Thanksgiving - it passed with flying colors!"

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JennieRParker User ID: 4030896 64970
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2011

"Way to sweet for us."

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klbl1223 User ID: 6322571 131179
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"I love cooking for others and this is friendly for all age groups and culinary differences. Will be making this many times over."

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Luralorraine User ID: 4897164 37631
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2011

"I made this with crumbled ginger snap cookies instead of cake. My Boyfriend loved it. You would never know it is lite!!"

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amybeaulieu User ID: 3199017 88062
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"I did change things up a bit. I used vanilla pudding and mixed it with the cool-whip for a more mousse like consistency between the layers. I also garnished with gingerbread cookies around the rim and crushed some over the top."

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clevekath User ID: 2975713 131178
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"I bring out this recipe each Fall and can't count the number times I have made it! I am always asked for the recipe. I prefer the spice cake and do not need to use it all. Has a great presentation and is yummy for all us pumpkin lovers! Great for a large group."

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Aveena User ID: 4562269 81305
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2011

"This was excellent! I used a spice cake mix instead as well as "fatten" other ingredients up. I used 2% milk, regular pudding, and sugar-free (instead of fat-free) whipped topping. This was a huge hit and I will definitely make again!"

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auntie mame User ID: 1972299 88061
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2011

"Took this to a family gathering. They ate most of it, which my family genreally does not do."

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sallylue2 User ID: 1345105 64969
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"I made this a while back and it was soooo good! The only problem was that there is just my husband and I to eat it, but, it was just as tasty the 5th day as the 1st!"

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streeves1 User ID: 1099805 81303
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"This is one of my families favorite Thanksgiving desserts. I did not have time to make the gingerbread, so I used crushed gingersnaps! What an easy, beautiful, impressive dessert!"

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lucyjune57 User ID: 6051169 36050
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2011

"I used Pumpkin Bread instead of the Gingerbread and Pumpkin Flavored Jello Pudding. I was delicious!"

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twix12 User ID: 6004614 64963
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"I love anything pumpkin"

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atmlady User ID: 2072342 205130
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2011

"I made this for a gathering of 15 women and everyone loved it. I did change the pudding to vanilla so the pumpkin flavor really stood out. Outstanding and so elegant looking."

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froghouse User ID: 2181144 53756
Reviewed Jan. 6, 2011

"I was expecting a pumpkin flavor---the butterscotch flavor was overpowering. I took it to work for Thanksgiving--those that liked butterscotch said it was wonderful."

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MBawden User ID: 336151 116301
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"A big hit at our family Thanksgiving dinner. The leftovers were just as tasty. I definitely plan to make this again."

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bitchinthekitch User ID: 5589195 36043
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"I used Spice Cake and just baked as the box directed. Also instead of all butterscotch mix, I used 2 boxes of vanilla and 2 boxes of butterscotch mix.. it tastes so much better! :)

I made it for a family members rehearsal dinner and there wasn't a drop left!"

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DianeLydia User ID: 2862255 49408
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2010

"I've made this dessert for the past 3 years. Everyone loves it. The only thing I did different this year was to switch one of the butterscotch pudding mix with vanilla pudding mix. This gave the pudding mixture a lighter flavor. I would even try using have butterscoth & half vanilla next time. This is now an annual Thanksgiving dessert request in our family."

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kgburgess User ID: 2727982 36041
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2010

"OMG, I made this for dessert with our Thanksgiving dinner, and it was so fabulous! Even my husband, who is not big on desserts at all, really liked this and had it several times over the last couple of days! As other reviewers suggested, I used 2 boxes of butterscotch and 2 boxes of vanilla pudding all blended together, and it was just right so that the butterscotch flavor didn't dominate the pumpkin that was mixed with it. My husband said I should definitely make it again, and that means it's a keeper! I served it in individual trifle cups (the plastic "water glasses" from Dollar Tree make perfect individual trifle bowls and even have pedestals!) with the same number of layers, and it was so pretty to serve! One tip...I kept the pudding/pumpkin mix in one storage container, the crumbled gingerbread cake (found at Wal-Mart) in another container, and the cool whip in another. I stored the leftovers that way so that I could assemble the layers each time somebody wanted some, and that kept it fresh and not soggy, and it looked just as pretty every time I served it! This recipe would be easy to adapt for different seasons, too, by changing up the fruit, cake flavor, and pudding flavors."

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annjenkins User ID: 5632992 86157
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2010

"I made this trifle for the first time today and took it to our family Thanksgiving dinner. It was a huge hit! Great Recipe!"

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jenharding User ID: 5595541 53755
Reviewed Nov. 12, 2010

"Sounded so delicious. But the pumpkin filling is pretty bland, even though I added almost twice the spice the recipe calls for. No plans to make this one again."

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Teinerfl User ID: 5153460 131175
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"I made this this past weekend for a halloween party. We used 2 boxes of vanilla pudding and 2 boxes of butterscotch. Everyone loved it but we agreed, it as almost better the 2nd day. It made a huge amount and in reality, if I make this again, I'd probably do about 1/2 of the pudding and cool whip parts. We did add some crumbled heath bar to the top which was a nice addition! Overall, yummy!!!"

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marie.steere User ID: 3234405 43858
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2010

"My family loves this recipe it feeds all of us at Thanksgiving it is also very easy to make!"

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erhartford User ID: 4334656 36032
Reviewed Oct. 30, 2010

"I have been making this since it came out in 2002. It is always a hit, and I have given the recipe out everytime I make it. I do it up just as it says and garnish with Candy Corn Pumpkins. It is delicious!!"

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mrsjean User ID: 4214412 49406
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

"This was a hit at my house. If will definitely make it again."

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doghandler User ID: 1285594 205129
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"I made this for my club meeting, and you could hear the "mmm's"! Everyone loved it. I did make some changes. I used a spice cake mix instead of the gingerbread. I used two packages of the vanilla sugar-free instant puddng, and my store had pumpkin instant pudding for the season, so I bought two boxes of that instead of the butterscotch. I used the 16 oz. carton of lite whipped topping. I'll definitely make this again."

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rpan27 User ID: 5426164 131169
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Oh my, this one was delicious. My husband wants this instead of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I even have to make it again to share with other friends who didn't get to try it yet. It was simple to make, looked beautiful when done (I almost didn't want to dig into it) and tasted fabulous!!! A+++++"

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LoriDemi User ID: 5428008 113833
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I took it to a family dinner. Everybody loved it and wanted the recipe!"

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vsphillips User ID: 5463932 205128
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"I do food classes all over my county. I have used the pumpkin trifle recipe in several and have gotten rave reviews from all participants. I love the fact that it is a lower calorie alternative with taste to die for."

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tfd1003 User ID: 3913834 116155
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"I loved this recipe. I too used Spice Cake instead of gingerbread, but baked it in a 9 x 13 pan, instead of 8 x 8, and baked as directed on the box. I used 2 vanilla, 2 butterscotch pudding. AND I threw in some toffee bits in between the layers and on top. This stuff completely disappeared at my house, and I've already given out the recipe to about 6 people, just this week. Can't wait to make it again."

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lynettemantia User ID: 5210756 135837
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"I too used spice cake mix and the flavors blended beautifully. This is a 5 star recipe for sure. I whipped up heavy whipping cream instead of Cool Whip."

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fluffydo User ID: 4586166 116013
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this for friends for afternoon tea, it was a big hit.I used Jellos Caramel Mousse mix and it worked great.Also used spice cake.."

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nsmom User ID: 3860578 36030
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this to take to a friends for dinner. I had to email her the recipe the next day. It was yummy. I used 2 butterscotch and 2 vanilla puddings. My friend made it with 2 butterscotch and 2 cheesecake puddings. It's so easy to make."

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periodontics User ID: 2064148 116011
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Took this to a Harvest dinner at church. Most liked and some said too rich. I also used spiced cake mix. I needed to be more careful getting my layers even."

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aeball User ID: 4112467 205127
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this for a party and everyone raved about it and wanted the recipe. I did make it with vanilla pudding instead of butterscotch."

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susanpinder User ID: 5490862 81297
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this recipe and took to a potluck party. Everyone raved about it - it will definatley by on my Thanksgiving Menu!"

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terriv User ID: 2053542 135836
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I too couldn't find gingerbread mix and used spice cake mix. Also agree on needing more whipped cream. The other thing I did was make it in individual cups, you don't do as many layers but it is easier to eat. I'm going to try it with vanilla pudding instead of butterscotch."

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gailtot User ID: 806917 86151
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this trifle for my family but had unexpected company so I served it to everyone, they loved it, it is a wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie, which I love, now I must make it for our church pot luck lunch next week, I raved about it so much, lol. Love it!!!!!"

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pstarkoski User ID: 1242062 205126
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this for a covered dish dinner at church and it was a huge hit. Everyone wants the recipe. This is an absolutely wonderful dessert and would be a hit during the holidays or anytime!!"

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eljay50 User ID: 738090 43833
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"what a wonderful alternative to pumpkin pie!!! This was a super hit.I used spice cake and the only other change would be to add some pumpkin pie spice."

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Joy44 User ID: 3203900 59036
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"I made this for our Church family night supper and it was a hit. It is quick and easy. I will add this one to my list to make again."

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icela2525 User ID: 3924475 81295
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2010

"Wonderful!!! Two things I did do different was change the gingerbread cake to yellow cake and used pumpkin pie spice, instead. We simply loved this trifle! Yummy!!!"

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Katron511 User ID: 211985 53754
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"This was delicious! I would probably use two cartons of cool whip - one did not seem to be enough. Next time I am also going to add Heath bar crunch to this."

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rosesdolls User ID: 126531 205125
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"This is awesome. Beautiful presentation and oh so light. I could not find gingerbread cake mix so I used spice cake. I will be making this instead of pie this Thanksgiving."

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scribblz User ID: 2601581 135788
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"For those looking for mixes that aren't loaded with artificial ingredients, partially hydrogenated oils etc. I recommend buying your mixes from your local Trader Joes or Whole Foods- they make yummy stuff that's healthy also- a great weight off my mind when I'm feeding my family :)"

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hayturcow@msn.com User ID: 2155001 205124
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2010

"Great, delicious recipe, and so easy to make! Instead of the 4 packages of fat free pudding, 4 cups of milk, and the spices, I used 2 boxes of pumpkin spice pudding and two cups of skim milk. The trick to healthy eating is to eat in moderation and not over-indulge, exercising helps, too..."

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JEANE333 User ID: 1817003 109192
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"For jkjdk: For the 4 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix, just get 4 little boxes of Jello, available in all grocery stores. They only weighs 1 ounce because there's no heavy sugar in it.

Excellent recipe for both taste and looks."

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jkjdk User ID: 2403900 49368
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"l ounce boxes of pudding? Please explain where I can get l ounce boxes??????????"

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kdeorio User ID: 773673 205123
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I made this recipe and substitued Spice cake for the gingerbread. It is excellent and worth every bite as far as calories are concerned. I'd definitely make this again and again and again."

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WHEEZERBREEZER User ID: 4530168 49367
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"I made this after getting the recipe at a Taste of Home Show in Warren ,Ohio. We had a campground supper with about 15 people,I made a double batch and there was an empty bowl after dessert. I copied the recipe and passed it out to everyone there. A-1 dessert."

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Netizen User ID: 4154355 53751
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Excuse me, but, the recipe is rated as healthy and it isn't. Is Taste of Home aware that you are telling people to leave their site?"

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lstaylor555 User ID: 3469299 205122
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Really, really good!!! Poo Poo the trans fats. It's worth evert bite. If your worried about healthy recipes, you need to find another site."

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cliffnada User ID: 4590511 37630
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Made this dessert more times than I can count! It's the one the family always asks for....and gets!!!! Definitely a keeper."

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Netizen User ID: 4154355 205121
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"Read the labels on your cake mix, instant puddings and whipped toppings. Watch for partially hydrogenated oils, these are TRANS FATS. Make sure it is as healthy as you thought."

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MVPhelan User ID: 1073981 131168
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2010

"This is one of my favorite recipes! If I can't find gingerbread, spice cake is a great alternative. I'm not a huge fan of butterscotch, so I usually do 2 boxes of butterscotch and 2 of vanilla. I'm going to make this for the first time this season today. I can't wait to have it tomorrow at my daughter's birthday party!"

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skooter941 User ID: 1513300 86147
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"So good! I agree that the spice cake versus gingerbread cake is more crowd-friendly, even though I am personally a huge fan of gingerbread. I also did not use all butterscotch pudding. I used 2 boxes vanilla and two of butterscotch. I wanted more of the pumpkin flavor to come through. Everyone loved it!"

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krobitsch User ID: 4643564 130966
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2009

"Made this for Thanksgiving and everyone loved them! I made them in individual glasses instead since none of the stores in my area carried full size trifle bowls. I made them with one layer of gingerbread cake and one of spice cake which worked really well. Will definitely be making these again!"

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nicolemeo User ID: 4152032 135757
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"I brought this to Thanksgiving dinner and it got rave reviews - beat out every pie on the table!"

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SueFla User ID: 2076413 64962
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2009

"This was absolutely WONDERFUL!!! Thank you Hyla, for a great recipe!"

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JoAnn199 User ID: 3425690 88051
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2009

"Many compliments at my church function! Rave reviews!"

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lbrierton User ID: 3439425 49073
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"Loved this recipe! One of the lightest desserts. Made it for 2 Thanksgiving dinners w/ no leftovers. This is something I would make anytime of the year."

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anjee419 User ID: 2458783 205120
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"I made this, but it seemed too bland with the amount of pudding,and pumpkin ratio, so I increased the pudding.I will definetely make this beautiful,tasty recipe again!"

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janam0826 User ID: 1063348 115755
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2008

"I made it for a get together and since I don't particularly like gingerbread, I used spice cake instead and it was a hit."

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hummer42 User ID: 752844 113832
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2008

"I make this for afternoon tea parties! It gets rave reviews! I only make half a recipe and use a smaller bowl. Great recipe! Lou Ann"

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bettswhite User ID: 1228372 135755
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2008

"has anybody tried this with vanilla pudding instead of butterscotch? Whoops - sorry - I had missed Little Lady's comment.
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guitarmonkie User ID: 1729562 130963
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"I made this dessert for our church potluck last weekend and it was a big hit! Robin Hood makes a Gingerbread Cookie/Cake mix, so I used that, but instead of whipped topping, I used whipped cream. It's not as low in fat but it tasted wonderful! I'll be making it for Christmas, but probably half the recipe."

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meadow User ID: 31072 113831
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2008

"Would you mind sharing your recipe for the gingerbread, I refuse to use mixes with all the artificial ingredients. I don't have a homemade recipe that I know of. I will also use homemade pudding and whipped cream. Just had experience with a nutrition and health class, have to watch the ingredients. thanks!"

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mspittypat11 User ID: 1930039 43832
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2008

"Another alternative to the Gingerbread Cake Mix is the Spiced Cake Mix. It's just as good!"

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bakergrl User ID: 2348680 135754
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2008

"I saw this recipe in Taste Of Home,and fell in love with it the minute I saw it.I made it for a potluck at our local community center,and was the biggest hit there ever was.Who ever created it,did a good job!It was absolutely sinfully delicious and not overly sweet.I did'nt use a boxed gingerbread mix,instead I made it from scratch which was even better.

                                                        Bonnie Brandon (Taste Of Home Subscriber)"

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rumbamel User ID: 1888295 81292
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2008

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This was very rich and creamy! You definitely need a LARGE dish to hold it all. It's difficult to measure out the 18 servings and 3/4 c but when I tried it did come to 6 oz on my scale so that worked well for my nutrition. Make sure you have a croud to feed it to, it makes a lot! I could hardly taste that it was made with fat and sugar free ingredients. Thanks Rumbamel
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Cuccidatti User ID: 2720291 205119
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2008

"I have made this every year for Oktoberfestfor the last 4 years. It is always a great treat and goes really fast. It's one of my favorite recipes and people always love it!"

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Kichler073 User ID: 32326 115754
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2008

"Very easy to make and it was a hit. I did use chocolate cake."

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reitagolightly User ID: 2924961 64961
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"I made this Thanksgiving the first year it came out. My family loves it (especially my nephews). They always ask if I'm making my trifle for lunch. Thanks for a great recipe."

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Faye Harris User ID: 1100763 88049
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2008

"I made the Pumpkin Trifle this past weekend for a pot luck dinner. Everyone raved about it and licked the bowl clean!! Even the people who "don't like pumpkin" tried it, and loved it. It was very easy to prepare."

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khinson User ID: 2376320 115740
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2008

"I made this a few days ago for my son's rehearsal dinner and everyone loved it. It was delicious and very easy to put together."

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buslady932 User ID: 1651629 109009
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

"I made this dessert last weekend for guests we had. They loved it. I am making it this Sunday for a dinner we are having for our church. I know it will be a hit because it is delicious and lowfat and low sugar. I know people will be asking for the recipe. Now only is it pretty in a trifle bowl but it is delicious as well. Keep sending those lowfat, low sugar recipes. Thanks! Diana R. Michigan"

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bethar User ID: 3343351 59035
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2008

"Excellent dessert!!! Thanks for sharing! Fun, low-fat, pretty, and tastes GREAT!"

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SandiKC User ID: 1657955 43821
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"Re: Pumpkin Trfle

Easy to make and Family loved it. Pumpkin and butterscotch go together really well, and gingerbread flavor just tops it all off perfectly. Is the dish I am to bring to all Family Dinners now!!!"

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Marpaints User ID: 3332426 115646
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"Was my turn to make the birthday dessert for our bowling team. Made the Pumpkin Trifle. Wow! Everyone wants the recipe. Really good; really easy. Thanks, MR"

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Buncobabe User ID: 385304 86145
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"I have been making this recipe since it first appeared in Taste Of Home Magazine. Everyone likes it and my family prefers it to Pumpkin Pie during the holiday season."

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gogranem User ID: 1020976 64960
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"My family loved this! I made it with a spice cake mix as I couldn't find a gingerbread one.

Gogranem"

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OKeefe User ID: 331918 130962
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"I tried it for a potluck dinner and it was very easy to make and was almost all gone. I was asked for the recipe, that tells you it was liked. the only problem I had was getting a gingerbread mix/ We only have a superWalmart and it didn't have any and one grocery store in town but they had it. I will make it for Thanksgiving and possibly for the next covered dish dinner/ Very good/"

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CookieCarol User ID: 1452995 88044
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"I have used left over bran muffins instead of the gingerbread. It's a good recipe!"

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deniced User ID: 1880782 109007
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"My daughter is the biggest pumpkin lover and she and her family thought this was a wonderful desert. Easy to put together and delish when done. Thanks."

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stef42678 User ID: 1437786 81291
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2008

"This recipe not only tastes delicious but it looks great. It is easy to make and looks great as a centerpiece until dessert is served. It is rich and creamy and is a great dessert for fall."

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ticklin_ivory User ID: 3272317 205118
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"I got great comments on the low sugar Pumpkin Trifle today at a potluck! I substituted sugar-free pumpkin bread from the WalMart bakery for the gingerbread because I was in a hurry - worked great!"

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martha053 User ID: 620382 113827
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"My sister made this for a "sisters" reunion and it was the main attraction at the table! AND it tasted as good as it looked!"

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reserdawn User ID: 574758 59034
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2008

"This was so good! I had to substitute spice cake for gingerbread cake because I couldn't find the gingerbread."

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LittleLady_GA_54_f User ID: 56993 113826
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2008

"This is soooooo good!  I made it for Christmas the year it came out in Light & Tasty.  Have since made it with vanilla pudding and spice cake.  Turned out real good that way, too.  Definitely a keeper."

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