Trifle may be best known from Friends fame, but don't let Rachel's catastrophe deter you; this dessert is delicious when done right. Really, it's nearly impossible to mess up unless two pages of your cookbook are stuck together (or, in reality, your internet's not working).
Most often made with layers of fruit, cake, custard, pudding, and/or whipped cream, trifle is a traditional English holiday dessert. But it's definitely not limited to the holidays – you can customize it for anytime of year.
I decided to swap these ingredients for bold pumpkin flavors courtesy of Trader Joe's. Gingerbread cookie crumble, pumpkin spice filling, and homemade whipped cream layered in mason jars make this pumpkin trifle recipe a deceivingly simple crowd-pleaser.
No-Bake Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
- Prep Time:30 mins
- Cook Time:0
- Total Time:30 mins
- 8 oz pumpkin cream cheese spread
- 1 cup canned pumpkin purée
- 1 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 13 oz pecan pralines
- 4 chocolate mousse pumpkins
- 13 oz triple ginger snap cookies
#SpoonTip: Don't overdo it. This layer should provide some crunch.
Serve it for Friendsgiving, at a fall dinner party, or make a jar for yourself and refrigerate the leftovers (if there are any, but no promises). There's really no such thing as too much pumpkin, and this trifle will silence any doubt about that.