Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
INGREDIENTS
  • 2 (14-ounce) packages gingerbread mix
  • 1 (5.1-ounce) package cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional
DIRECTIONS
  1. Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions; cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool. Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cardamom into the pudding.
  3. Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large,
  4. pretty bowl.
  5. Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread, then add a layer of whipped topping.
  6. Repeat with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped topping.
  7. Sprinkle of the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired.
  8. Refrigerate overnight. Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl .
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Here is a recipe that is a great alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.... courtesy of Paula Deen.