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Pumpkin Trifles

This easy-to-assemble dessert can be put together by even the youngest member of your family and still be the hit of the party. Plus, the combination of pumpkin, caramel, and nuts are autumn personified. Remember, though, the better the quality of the ingredients, the better the end result.–Matthew Mead

LC The Better The Ingredients... Note

Hey, read that last sentence above again, please. You know, the one that talks about the quality of the ingredients. We can’t emphasize that enough, whether your ingredients are store-bought or homemade, do yourself a favor and don’t be chintzy.

Special Equipment: Sundae dishes, tumblers, clear glass bowls, or other serving vessels

Pumpkin Trifles Recipe

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pint (1 cup) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 loaf store-bought or homemade pumpkin bread, cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices or chunks
  • One 10-ounce jar pumpkin butter
  • 1 cup store-bought or homemade caramel sauce
  • 2 cups prepared vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Directions

  • 1. In a medium bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the cream and sugar until stiff peaks form.
  • 2. Grab your chosen serving dish. Layer the ingredients in the dishes, starting with the whipped cream and then topping it with pumpkin bread, a spoonful of pumpkin butter, a drizzle of caramel sauce, and then a spoonful vanilla pudding. Repeat until all the ingredients are used, ending with the whipped cream. Sprinkle with the nuts. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.
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