Friday, November 29, 2013

~ Pumpkin Trifle ~

This is a dessert that everyone will love!  You must try it and see if you agree.

1 box / bag pumpkin bread mix (such as Pillsbury Pumpkin Bread Mix or Krusteaz Pumpkin Spice Quick Bread Mix)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 15 oz. can pure Pumpkin
½ cup pure maple syrup
¼ cup Grand Marnier
¼ cup water
1 cup chopped pecans


  1. Bake bread as directed in a bread loaf pan.
  2. Let cool completely before slicing into ½” slices.
  3. While bread is baking, beat whipping cream, vanilla and sugar on medium - high speed until it forms peaks.
  4. Add softened cream cheese and mix on low until well blended.
  5. Fold in pumpkin with a large spoon. Refrigerate mixture until ready to assemble trifle.
  6. In a saucepan, combine syrup, Grand Marnier and water over med - high heat and bring to low boil. Turn heat down to medium - low and simmer for 4 - 5 minutes.
  7. To assemble, form a few bread slices around bottom of trifle dish (filling in little holes with bread pieces).
  8. Lightly coat bread slices with sauce using a pastry brush.
  9. Spread pumpkin mixture evenly over bread.
  10. Repeat layers up to three or four times depending on size of trifle dish.
  11. Garnish top of pumpkin trifle with pecan pieces. 
  12. May serve immediately or refrigerate several hours before serving.
There are a few steps to making this but it's absolutely worth it! It feeds a large group, believe me. Just look at the ooey gooey goodness that's layered one on top of the other!  :)

I added pecans to the pumpkin bread mix also...of course, I love pecans!  The directions did not state where to add the cinnamon and my bread was already baking when I realized this. I just added the cinnamon to the Grand Marnier mix! This recipe was adapted from Amy @ My Texas Today. She's delightful and has lots of great recipes for you to try!


  1. oh my goodness this sounds like heaven! I must try this soon! Thank you for sharing Pat. xo

  2. Oh, this looks good! I also love pecans. It's a good thing too, since it IS our state tree after all. :) Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

  3. That looks wonderful! I like layered goodies like that. I know your Thanksgiving must have been hard this year. Many people are thinking of you and your family.

  4. Oh YUM!!! Looks fab and I can't wait to try it. Thanks for the great recipe!

    Hope you had a good Thanksgiving, cher.

  5. Oh that looks YUMMY:) Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

  6. That sure looks good. I love the idea of it being pumpkin flavored. xoxo,Susie

  7. Your pumpkin trifle sounds like pumpkin heaven, Pat. I would love a big scoop of it right now! xo

  8. I have always loved trifle, and this looks divine!



  9. That looks amazing!!! thanks for the recipe!!

  10. Hello Pay. Your trifle looks delicious! I am thinking of you with each holiday that comes along and learning to find joy in each step. Sending love and prayers to you!


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