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Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle Recipe
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Pumpkin-Butterscotch Gingerbread Trifle Recipe

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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
Featured In: 25 Best Fall Desserts
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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.
Originally published as Pumpkin Trifle in Light & Tasty October/November 2002, p33


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jshearer User ID: 403534 259367
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"This is a great trifle recipe. I've made it as written, and with half vanilla pudding. Lately I've started using gingersnaps instead of gingerbread. I also have only been using two boxes of butterscotch pudding and 3 cups of milk (plus a little ground cloves). It has been fantastic every time because the flavors go together so well."

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Linda CT User ID: 8892019 255836
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

"This is amazing . I made this for a Luncheon For my lady friends and they could not stop eating it. It Looked just like the picture and was very easy to make. ??"

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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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