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Luscious Apple Trifle Recipe

Luscious Apple Trifle Recipe

“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. YIELD: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 (10-1/2 ounces) angel food cake, 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 mixing 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.

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

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

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."

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2010

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

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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