Pumpkin Trifle

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to a luncheon at a friends house who made this most delicious trifle in individual little trifle dishes. She said that it was fine if I shared it. Thanks Teresa, the food was awesome as was all the laughter.

1 (14 oz) box of gingerbread mix (or 2 if doubling for large trifle bowl)

Small package of instant vanilla pudding (made according to directions on box)

1 (15 oz) can pumpkin pie filling (or the 30 oz can for doubling)

1/2 teas pumpkin pie spice (1 teas for doubling)

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar (1/2 for doubling)

1 (12 oz, but you won’t use all of the 12 oz) container Cool Whip (the 12 oz should still be plenty if doubling)

Directions (See above amounts if you are wanting to use large punch bowl or trifle bowl, but for 8 individual trifle dishes, the smaller amounts will be fine)

Bake the gingerbread according to directions on the box and then cool completely. Meanwhile prepare the pudding according to directions.  Stir the pumpkin pie filling, pumpkin pie spice and the sugar into the prepared pudding.

Cut gingerbread in small squares and place a couple in the bottom of the individual trifle dishes.  (If using trifle bowl or punch bowl, cover the bottom of the bowl with some of the gingerbread squares.

Spread some of the pumpkin mixture over the gingerbread. Then spread a layer of the Cool Whip over pumpkin mixture. Repeat layers as necessary, ending with a sprinkle of the gingerbread crumbs on top. Seal with Press and Seal or Cling Wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Best if made the day before or at least 6-8 hours before serving.

Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl if you do not have a trifle dish.