Pumpkin Praline Trifle
- Nonstick vegetable oil spray
- 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 2/3 cups pecan halves (about 6 ounces)
- 2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
- 1 8-ounce container chilled mascarpone cheese*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 15-ounce can pure pumpkin
- 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 1/2 3-ounce packages soft ladyfingers**
- 4 1/2 tablespoons dark rum, divided
Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Bring both sugars and half and half to boil in heavy medium saucepan over medium-high heat, whisking to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Add butter, vanilla, and salt. Attach candy thermometer to pan. Simmer without stirring until temperature registers 260°F, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat; immediately mix in pecans. Transfer to prepared sheet, spreading in single layer. Cool completely. Chop into 1/4-inch pieces.
Using electric mixer, beat all ingredients in large bowl until firm peaks form. Set aside 1/2 cup mascarpone cream for pumpkin filling.
Whisk pumpkin, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in large bowl to blend. Whisk in reserved 1/2 cup mascarpone cream.
Spread 1/3 cup mascarpone cream over bottom of 8x5-inch trifle dish (12- to 14-cup capacity). Place layer of ladyfingers over cream in bottom of dish (about half of 3-ounce package). Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons rum over. Spread 1/2 cup pumpkin filling over ladyfingers, spreading to edges. Sprinkle 1/3 cup praline over. Spread 1 cup mascarpone cream over. Cover with another layer of ladyfingers. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons rum, then spread 1 cup pumpkin filling over. Sprinkle 1/2 cup praline over. Repeat 1 more time with 1 cup mascarpone cream, ladyfingers, 1 1/2 tablespoons rum, 1 cup pumpkin filling, and 1/2 cup praline. Spread remaining mascarpone cream over. Cover and chill overnight. DO AHEAD Can be made 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
Uncover trifle. Sprinkle 1 cup praline decoratively over top (reserve any remaining praline for another use).
*An Italian cream cheese; sold at many supermarkets and at Italian markets.
**Available in the bakery or bread section of some supermarkets and at specialty foods stores.
Pumpkin Praline Trifle
I’m re-posting this for Foodie Friday since it’s almost Thanksgiving and this is a great fall dessert! Visit Gollum to see many more recipes and photos that will make your mouth water!
I found this great recipe in the Thanksgiving Special bon appetit November 2008. Bon appetit describes this dessert as a cross between a trifle and tiramisu. You should make the trifle at least one day ahead, 2 days preferably to let the flavors meld or as I say “moosh”.
The most time consuming part of the recipe is making the praline. The praline recipe yields enough to make 2 trifles. The creamy layers and pumpkin layers are very simple to make and the whole trifle once the praline is successfully completed is very easy to do.
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1 cup packed golden brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup half and half
1-1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-2/3 cups pecan halves (about 6 oz.) (I used pecan pieces because that’s what I had)
2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
1 8 oz. container chilled mascarpone cheese (I found this at Trader Joe’s)
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 – 15 oz. can pure pumpkin
1/2 cup packed golden brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg (I used already ground)
1/4 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. salt
1-1/2 – 3 oz. packages of soft ladyfingers. (I bought a 4.75 oz. box of soft lady fingers at Trader Joe’s and it was enough for 1 trifle)
4-1/2 tablespoons of dark rum, divided
Praline/ Spray baking sheet with nonstick spray. Bring both sugars and half and half to boil in heavy medium saucepan over medium high heat, whisking to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat ot medium-low and simmer 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Add butter, vanilla, and salt. Attach candy thermometer to pan. Simmer without stirring until temperature registers 260 degrees F, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat immediately mix in pecans. Transfer to prepared sheet, spreading in a single layer. Cool completely. Chop into 1/4 inch pieces.
Mascarpone Cream/ Using electric mixer, beat all ingredients in large bowl until firm peaks form. Set aside 1/2 cup mascarpone cream for pumpkin filling.
Filling/ Whisk pumpkin, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in large bowl to blend. Whisk in reserved 1/2 cup mascarpone cream.
Spread 1/3 cup mascarpone cream over bottom of 8×5 inch trifle dish (12-14 cup capacity). Place layer of lady fingers over cream. Sprinkle 1-1/2 Tablespoons of rum over. Spread 1/2 cup pumpkin filling over ladyfingers, spreading to edges. Sprinkle 1/3 cup praline over. Spread 1 cup mascarpone cream over. Cover with another layer of lady fingers. Sprinkle with 1-1/2 tablespoons rum, then spread 1 cup pumpkin filling over. Sprinkle 1/2 cup praline over. Repeat 1 more time with 1 cup mascarpone cream, lady fingers, rum, 1 cup pumpkin filling and 1/2 cup praline. Spread remaining mascarpone cream on top. Cover and chill overnight. DO AHEAD. Can be made 2 days ahead.
Uncover trifle. Sprinkle 1 cup praline decoratively over top (reserving any remaining praline for another use)
My guests really enjoyed this trifle and I will make it again!
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How to make a Trifle
Assemble all ingredient layers on your work space where they’re handy to reach, along with a trifle bowl. I found some beautiful trifle bowls on Amazon:
Fill the bottom of the trifle bowl with cake cubes, making sure the ones on the outside are pressed up against the glass. I move mine around a little to try to cram as many into one layer as I can.
Pour enough pumpkin cheesecake custard over the cake cubes to completely cover them. It should be about 1/3 of the custard. If needed, spread the custard layer out so it’s touching all sides of the bowl.
Sprinkle a layer of mini-chocolate chips over the custard, then a layer of praline pecans over that. Make sure that some of these toppings are pressed against the sides of the glass bowl so that all layers can easily be seen through the glass.
Now, repeat two additional times with the cake cubes, custard and toppings. You should just about reach the top of the bowl. I happened to have a little plastic pumpkin from a fall flower pick I bought at Walmart that was the perfect little decoration to plop on top. (I of course washed it first!)
So here is the final product- Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Trifle. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy right?!
I really like how the chocolate and praline pecans help give a little crunch and balance to the soft cake and custard layers of this dessert.
Let me know what you think of this amazing recipe down in the comments below (and PLEASE rate, especially if you end up making it!). Enjoy!
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Simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
I seriously can&rsquot believe that Thanksgiving is in 3 days! I am so not ready, not even close. The post-it note hanging from my monitor that I creatively titled &ldquoThanksgiving&rdquo has one item written on it &ndash Turkey. Yep, according to my list, all I need is a turkey.
If I am being honest, cooking on Thanksgiving sort of annoys me. Sure it&rsquos great to hang out with the family and eat until we all slip into a tryptophan-induced coma, but seriously have you ever actually analyzed the process? Let me break it down for you.
Wednesday Morning: Make pie and pumpkin roll. (2 hours)
Wednesday Afternoon: Head to grocery store for all the fixings &ndash after I finish my list. (1.5 hours)
Pick up the turkey that I ordered thanks to the aforementioned post-it note (30 minutes)
Wednesday Evening: Head to &ldquostuffing night&rdquo with Brittani&rsquos family (3 hours)
Wednesday Night: Brine Turkey (1 hour)
Thursday Morning: Start cooking and continue cooking all whilst making an insane mess and chasing off my father who will inevitably be trying to pluck turkey skin from a piping hot bird. (5 hours)
Thursday Evening: Eat dinner (10 minutes)
Thursday Evening: Clean the kitchen while everyone else suffers from the aforementioned turkey coma. (Eleventy billion hours)
So let&rsquos see &ndash 14 hours of prep and an endless line of dishes afterwards for 10 minutes of eating pleasure? Yeah &ndash can ya tell why it kind of irks me?
If your Thanksgiving schedule looks anything like mine, you may be in search of a quick, delicious dessert that can be prepped and assembled in minutes. I&rsquom coming to your rescue (and my own) with these simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles. They start with a base of crushed Biscoff cookies followed by a velvety layer of pumpkin cheesecake filling and are finished with a swirl of whipped topping. In a small glass, these elegant trifles are sure to be a hit at any Thanksgiving table. And as a bonus, those little trifle glasses are dishwasher safe!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
Another Wednesday, another recipe full of pumpkin-goodness! I have two fairly simple desserts recipes that are both big crowd-pleasers that I’ll be sharing with you in time for Thanksgiving. Spoiler: they both include pumpkin! I love pie at Thanksgiving, but sometimes I want something a little different.
I discovered this Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle two years ago and it became an instant favorite. I’m a sucker for a good trifle, especially one that involves angel food cake, because they’re so light, which is perfect for after a big holiday meal. The Summer Berry Trifle is a classic, but I wanted a go-to trifle during the fall and winter months as well.
This Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle recipe is super easy and has just three layers. The first is the angel food cake. You can buy store-bought angel food cake, make it from a box mix or make your own homemade version. I personally like to stick to the box mix version since you just mix it with water and bake – crazy easy! One of these days I’ll try a homemade angel food cake, but when I’m throwing it into a trifle and busy with other holiday prep the box mix is good enough for me.
The next layer is a pumpkin cheesecake filling. Yes, it’s as incredible as it sounds. It’s creamy, warmly spiced and packed with pumpkin flavor. Finally, we have a cinnamon whipped cream because whipped cream is amazing, but cinnamon whipped cream is on the next level. I used whipped topping, but I included instructions for homemade whipped cream as well so feel free to use whichever you prefer!
I used this 7.5” trifle bowl from Crate and Barrel , which as you can see is bursting at the top so you could definitely get away with a larger trifle bowl not looking too empty. Or just pile more cinnamon whipped cream on top! Enjoy!
50 Best Pumpkin Dessert Recipes You'll Want to Try This Fall
It's never too early to make your favorite fall recipes&mdashespecially when we're talking about sugary pumpkin recipes. You might think you have to wait until you're making Thanksgiving desserts or Halloween desserts to bust out the pumpkin puree. But no one around here will judge you if you start whipping up some of these delicious pumpkin dessert recipes as early as. right now. Especially Ree Drummond! She happily recalls her elementary school cafeteria regularly serving pumpkin cake with whipped cream on top. "I was never more excited to be at school than when it was on the menu," she says. "Can you tell that I love, love, love pumpkin desserts?"
Most of these recipes call for pumpkin puree, which is different than pumpkin pie filling, so be careful what you grab at the grocery store. The puree gives all these cookies, breads, cakes, pies, and other pumpkin recipes a clear pumpkin taste. (And for any recipe that calls for pumpkin spice, learn how to make your own pumpkin spice first!) Bake your way through the day with these delicious recipes. For instance, start the day with the pumpkin cider doughnuts and end with a slice of caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake. Or, kick it off with a piece of pumpkin banana bread and have a pumpkin mocha cupcake after dinner. Any and all pairings are acceptable when you can't get enough pumpkin treats!
30 Christmas Trifle Recipes To Make This Holiday Season
Below we’ve rounded up 30 delicious Christmas Trifle recipes you can try out this Christmas in order to impress all your friends and family.
Be sure to follow the links below to view the ingredients and directions.
1. Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle
This Gingerbread Cheesecake Trifle is the perfect no bake, easy and festive holiday dessert!
It has layers of thick gingerbread cookies, no-bake gingerbread cheesecake, caramel, and whipped cream.
Perfect for a crowd and all those holiday parties!
2. Chocolate Praline Trifle
A delicious dessert filled with layers of chocolate cake, praline pecans, and whipped cream make a perfect dessert for a crowd!
3. Cranberry Trifle
This easy cranberry trifle features soft cake layered with sweet-tart cranberries and homemade custard.
This beautiful dessert is perfect for any time of year!
4. Peppermint Cheesecake Trifle
Red velvet cake layered with peppermint cream cheese filling, mint Oreos, Cool Whip and peppermint crunch candies fills this peppermint cheesecake trifle.
This festive, layered, holiday dessert will serve (and wow!) a crowd.
5. Black Forest Trifle
The layers in this Black Forest Trifle all combine into an amazing combination of chocolate and cherry and cream.
You get a double dose of chocolate from the chocolate cake and chocolate pudding.
Then a generous layer of sweet cherry pie filling and it is all topped with creamy whipped cream.
6. Peppermint Brownie Trifle
Layers of homemade brownies and a no-bake peppermint cheesecake make this Peppermint Brownie Trifle an impressive dessert to bring to holiday parties.
7. Red Velvet Trifle & Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting
This Red Velvet Trifle with Peppermint Cream Cheese Frosting is a pretty, festive Christmas dessert!
It features cubes of gorgeous red velvet cake and lots of cream cheese frosting with candy cane bits.
8. Mint Brownie And Oreo Hot Fudge Trifle
Mint brownies are topped with luscious cream cheese mint whipped cream followed by mint Oreos and a very healthy drizzle of hot fudge sauce.
9. Cranberry Orange Cream Trifle
The secret about this trifle, the longer it sits in the fridge, the BETTER it gets.
The cake just sponges up all the amazing cranberry orange flavor and each bit is bursting with perfection.
10. Christmas Trifle
This trifle is a delicious combo of chocolate cake pieces, Oreos, peppermint cheesecake filling, and Peppermint Andes.
It is cool, creamy and screams holiday goodness. It takes time to make, but it is still simple and great for upcoming holiday gatherings.
11. Gingerbread And Caramel Trifle
This gingerbread and caramel trifle takes only 25 minutes to make but needs a further 40 minutes to chill.
12. No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Trifle
Add this No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake Trifle to your holiday party plans.
The layers of creamy cheesecake, crunchy cookies, and juicy berries will impress everyone as they dig in.
13. Outrageous Lemon Lovers Trifle
his outrageous lemon lovers trifle is a dessert filled with citrus deliciousness.
It starts with a lemony pound cake that’s brushed with a lemon laced simple syrup.
The pound cake is layered with fluffy lemon cream and whipped cream then crowned with lemon slices. It’s outrageously delicious!
14. Pumpkin Butterscotch Spice Cake Trifle
This Pumpkin Butterscotch Spice Cake Trifle is an easy and elegant trifle with layers of pumpkin butterscotch pudding, cinnamon-spiced maple whip cream, and spice cake!
15. Turtle Cheesecake Trifle
This Turtle Cheesecake Trifle is filled with layers of caramel, chocolate, pecans, no-bake cheesecake, and delicious pound cake!
16. Salted Caramel & Chocolate Brownie Trifle Recipe
What better way to make a trifle recipe than to have loads of salted caramel and brownies?
It’s an over-the-top recipe I hope you’ll love with layers of homemade salted caramel sauce, fudge brownies, caramel mousse, whipped cream & a rich chocolate sauce.
17. Amaretti Trifle
The amaretti biscuits add a lovely texture and flavor to a classic trifle recipe.
It’s a perfect boozy way to conclude your Christmas day feast.
18. Pistachio Christmas Trifle
This recipe has simple, easy ingredients.
Jello pudding Pistachio Cake recipes are very low-key and take literally no skill in the kitchen to throw together.
19. Candy Cane Brownie Trifle
You can’t get more decadent than brownies topped with Chocolate Peppermint Sauce and whipped cream.
This rich trifle is an impressive dessert to serve after Christmas dinner.
20. Banana Caramel Cream Dessert
This recipe starts with delicious homemade pastry cream, then fresh bananas, whipped cream, caramel sauce, and a graham cracker crust.
Each element is pretty tasty on its own, but when layered together they create a truly amazing dessert!
21. White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle
A White Chocolate Raspberry Trifle made from layers of cake, white chocolate mousse, whipped cream, raspberry jam, and fresh raspberries.
A beautiful and surprisingly easy dessert.
22. Pecan Pie Trifle
This Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe is an easy and delicious dessert to make for the holidays or any time you entertain.
A great fusion of pie and a layered trifle!
23. Everything Christmas Trifle
This Everything Christmas Trifle has layers of Gingerbread Shortbread, EggNog Pudding, and Cheesecake to give it the taste of the holidays!
24. Scoop of Heaven Trifle
This dessert is definitely not for the faint of heart!
You must be a dedicated lover of all things sweet to be able to survive this flawless combination of deliciousness.
With rich Devil’s Food cake, smooth whipped cream, sweet caramel, and crunchy toffee…this Scoop of Heaven Trifle is simply perfection.
25. Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle
Quick and easy snacks and desserts are best, aren’t they?
This Peach Vanilla Cheesecake Trifle is simple to whip up and will be sure to impress all your family and friends!
26. Mixed Berry and Angel Food Trifle
This Angel Food Berry Trifle is a no-bake cake and takes very little effort.
You can even use frozen berries for this cake when they are out of season and too expensive otherwise.
The flavors just zing and pop and wisp your taste buds it’s basically amazing.
27. English Christmas Trifle
This holiday trifle uses raspberries and poached pears, making it as delicious as it is beautiful.
28. Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
This pretty treat starts with a simple, no-bake, pumpkin cheesecake filling, then is layered with a crunchy cookie crumble and fresh whipped cream!
29. Chocolate Brownie And Mousse Trifle
This chocolate brownie and mousse trifle recipe is exactly what you want to make for all of your chocolate lovin’ friends!
It feeds a crowd, has a very cool presentation, and is super easy using your favorite brownie mix and whipped topping.
30. Chocolate Peppermint Trifle
This recipe uses peppermint baking chips in the pudding part of the trifle and it is then garnished with crushed candy canes.
Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes
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H alloween is all about the pumpkin . From carving to pie, the pumpkin is the iconic Halloween symbol. From the traditional pumpkin pie to the trendy pumpkin whoopie pie, I adore this festive, fall flavor. Check out our Top 10 Pumpkin Recipes below!
1. Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake Bar s – To.Die.For.Amazing. Chocolate and pumpkin are two of my favorite flavors so mix these together with cheesecake and you have the most delectable gourmet dessert for Halloween! Recipe Here!
2. Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/3 cups quick or old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of pumpkin seeds
1 cup dried currants
1 Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2 Beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3 Add the egg, vanilla, and pumpkin puree and beat for another 3 minutes.
4 In a separate bowl combine the flour, oats, baking soda, salt, cardamom and cinnamon and whisk together. Slowly add it to the butter mixture until just combined, being sure to scrape down the sides and bottom once or twice to ensure even mixing.
5 Fold in the pumpkin seeds and currants. Drop spoonfuls of dough on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Allow to cool on the tray for a minute or two to set, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.
Recipe courtesy of Meghan Gallagher. Image courtesy of Flickr User, KevandEm.
3. Roasted Pumpkin Soup – This is the perfect soup for a chilly night! Turn on the stove and grab your favorite movie for this soup night. Recipe Here.
4. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies – These cuties are the perfect treat to serve on your Halloween table. I will be making them this year for favors for a small party I’m hosting. Get creative and add in chocolate chips or even coconut! Get the Recipe Here!
5. Pumpkin Pecan-Praline Pie – Growing up and living in the South, pecan-praline pie is an all around favorite. I love this pumpkin twist. Try it this Halloween or Thanksgiving! Or heck, try it some random Tuesday night, because it’s just that good. Get the recipe here.
6. Agave Nectar Pumpkin Muffins – Nashville Photographer and friend, Kristen Steele, shared this recipe with us. She says, “I had the most AMAZING pumpkin muffins made by my little sis Caroline who’s a really great cook & I asked her who gave her the recipe. It turns out that these pumpkin muffins don’t just taste great, they’re healthy for you too… at least the original recipe is. My sis & I decided that the pumpkin muffins needed chocolate chips too, but they are optional! :)”
Agave Nectar Pumpkin Muffins
1 1/2c Flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 c butter
3/4 cup agave nectar
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts*
1 cup chocolate chips*
In medium bowl, combine first 7 ingredients and set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light beat in agave, egg and pumpkin. Gradually add flour mixture, mixing until just blended stir in walnuts (or chocolate chips). Spoon into 12 greased or paper lined 2 1/2 inch muffin cups. Bake at 350℉ fir 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan to wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.
7. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds – When you’re done carving the pumpkin, use the seeds for this delicious treat. Mix them with fall colored M&Ms and fill mini bags for favors! Get the recipe here.
8. Pumpkin Ginger Waffles – Add some pizzazz to your Halloween morning with these pumpkin ginger waffles. Top with a sprinkle of pumpin pie spice and cinnamon! Get the recipe here!
9. Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Chocolate-Almond Bark and Toffee Sauce – The king of all ice cream pies, this chilly pumpkin pie will fulfill your sweet tooth! Get the recipe here.
10. Pumpkin Trifle Recipe – I love trifles because not only can you serve them in a traditional trifle bowl with cute layers, but you can also fill mini tasting dishes. Try Pier1’s tasting dish line. Get the recipe for this yummy pumpkin trifle here.
Pumpkin Trifle with Candied Pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
In a large mixing bowl beat the egg white with the water. Stir in the pecans, mixing well until coated.
In a small bowl, mix sugar, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Sprinkle over the nuts and mix well to coat them.
Spread nuts onto the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them!
Using an electric mixer, beat all ingredients in a large bowl until firm peaks form. Set aside 1/2 cup mascarpone cream for the pumpkin filling.
Whisk pumpkin, brown sugar, cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt in a large bowl to blend. Whisk in reserved 1/2 cup mascarpone cream.
Spread 1/3 cup mascarpone cream over the bottom of an 8x5-inch trifle dish (12- to 14-cup capacity). Place the layer of ladyfingers over cream in the bottom of the dish (about half of the 3-ounce package). Sprinkle 1 1/2 tablespoons rum over. Spread 1/2 cup pumpkin filling over ladyfingers, spreading to edges. Sprinkle 1/3 cup spiced pecans over. Spread 1 cup mascarpone cream over. Cover with another layer of ladyfingers. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 tablespoons rum, then spread 1 cup pumpkin filling over. Sprinkle 1/2 cup spiced pecans over. Repeat 1 more time with 1 cup mascarpone cream, ladyfingers, 1 1/2 tablespoons rum, 1 cup pumpkin filling, and 1/2 cup praline. Spread remaining mascarpone cream over. Cover and chill overnight.
Uncover trifle and sprinkle 1 cup of spiced pecans decoratively over the top.
All the trifle tips and tricks
Additions : This layered pumpkin Trifle is as good to eat as it looks. To make it even more so, try topping it with:
Make ahead of time : This trifle can be assembled up to a day ahead of time and stored, covered, in the fridge. If you wish to prepare the ingredients sooner you can do so, but store them separately and then assemble before serving.
- Cake can be wrapped tightly and stored at room temperature for 4-5 days ,or in the freezer for up to 3 months
- Pumpkin mixture: Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to a month.
Storage : This trifle stores really well and because it doesn’t contain fresh fruit it is also freezable. Cover leftover trifle and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. You can also put leftovers in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months.