Monday, November 24, 2014

~ Pumpkin Trifle ~

I shared this recipe last year, however, I thought perhaps there might be new peeps that might like to try it. Great recipe for a crowd!

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!

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  1. OKAY!!! I am SO making this for my 'Cup of Christmas Tea' on Tuesday, December 16th. YOU are SO invited!!!

  2. Oh my goodness this sounds divine. I'm not a Ms. Susie Homemaker. I hate to cook, bake etc. I made a dish for my uncle who had open heart surgery. I tasted it the night before and it was pretty good. I noticed when she spooned it out that it was hard and she could hardly chew. LOL! I won't be doing that again. Next time I'll fix my specialty, pizza from Pizza Hut.

  3. That looks DE-licious! Thanks for the recipe! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Sounds and looks so decadent Pat. Woohoo, pumpkin time..Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

    xoxo hugs

  5. Pumpkin yum, Pat! Happy Thanksgiving blessings to you and yours.

  6. Pat, you naughty girl! I love pumpkin bread and I love pecans. Hmmm, also heavy cream. Looks waaaaay too delicious! How are you? Feeling any relief?

  7. I wish I had seen this a couple of weeks ago! I love trifle, and adding the pecans puts this over the top for me. My mother used to make trifles, but for some reason I dont. Not sure why that is other than I don't usually entertain a crowd, preferring smaller groups, but dang! This sounds sooooo good. I'm pinning!


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