November 29, 2010

Better than Pumpkin pie

This year i was voted into the 'desert' category for Thanksgiving!! 
Now, this is bigger deal than one might expect.. i mean what's Thanksgiving Dinner with out Thanksgiving Desert!?!?! 
So instead of the regular ol' pumpkin pie... i went ahead and made a favorite of mine...and Paula's :) 
Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
courtesy of Paula Deen- Food Network
  • 2 (14-ounce) packages gingerbread mix
  • 1 (5.1-ounce) box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 (30-ounce) can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional
  • Directions:
Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions; cool completely. 
Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool. Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cinnamon into the pudding once it has cooled. 
Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large, pretty bowl. Trifle Bowl being ideal of course.
Pour 1/2 of the pudding mixture over the gingerbread, then add a layer of whipped topping. 
Repeat with the remaining gingerbread,pudding, and whipped topping. Sprinkle of the top with crushed gingersnaps, if desired. Refrigerate overnight. 

This is a super simple recipe and can be made ahead of time as well!! 
xoxo and good eats! 

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