Thursday, October 8, 2015

~ 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! 

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  1. Hi Pat,
    Your Pumpkin Trifle looks gorgeous! I have a pumpkin loving family that will love this! Visiting from Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday Thanks!

  2. That picture from the side looks so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Pat, your pumpkin trifle looks fantastic! My mouth is watering right, now! I'd love a slice with my coffee! Thank you for sharing! Pinned! I so can not wait to try making this!

  4. Hi Pat, wow this looks so good. What a fabulous recipe and thanks for sharing. Great for the season and looks gorgeous too.
    I will pin this one. Hugs, cm

  5. Oh my Pat, I'd love a big scoop of this trifle! I love the idea that it serves a crowd, which would be perfect for a ladies luncheon or a family function.
    It seems like we can't get rid of these hot temperatures, can we? Maybe one day, Fall will arrive in Texas!

  6. I'm going to have to write this down! I can almost taste it now!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, that is making me DROOL:) Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day dear Pat! Sending HUGS and PRAYERS your way!

  8. Hi Pat,
    Your Pumpkin Trifle looks fabulous, I sure would enjoy a nice serving of this awesome dessert. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen


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