This blog post is ode to my dear friend Jayne. She is a very self-sacrificing person and does many wonderful things. On top of all that, she makes a killer Pumpkin Trifle! I tried it many years ago, and it was love at first bite. Recently she prepared it for us again. This tasty dessert screams "comfort food"! It's perfect for Fall and Winter months, while sitting in front of the fire with a blanket and some hot cider.
If you don't have a trifle bowl, do get one! They can be found at many stores for around $15. Besides being great for trifle,they make wonderful bowls for fruit salads, etc; a worthwhile investment! Here is Jayne's secret recipe:
1 Trifle dish (see photo)
1 package gingerbread cake mix, prepared and baked
1 3oz pkg butterscotch pudding, instant
( I couldn't find instant so used cooked type and cooled)
1 (15oz) can pumpkin
1 ts. cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice
l (12oz) whipped topping.
After gingerbread cake is baked, cool and then crumble.
In a bowl whisk pudding ingredients together until slightly thickened. Let stand until soft set. Add pumpkin and spices. Alternately layer cake crumbs, pumpkin/pudding mixture, whipped topping, etc. until trifle bowl is full. Chill and serve cold. Makes 12 to 15 servings. Yum Yum!!!