I have made this a few times as its a visually stunning dessert for special occasions. I go a little heavy on the SoCo sprinkling and just fold the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture to save the hassle of making an extra layer and it turns out just fine. This recipe feeds an ARMY, when they say it serves 20, that's 20 with huge appetites. I will say the taste is subtle, its good but isn't mind blowing amazing. It always is a hit and its not nearly as dense as some holiday desserts so it is a nice change.
I can't believe I haven't left a review after making this dessert for 4 years. It's absolutely memorably delicious! Truth is, I can eat this until I'm green it is so good. It is requested for all potlucks at church and I half the recipe to make for my family throughout the holiday season. You don't have to go to the added expense of sherry or even the gingersnaps for that matter (I save a little of the gingerbread and crumble on top instead.) Yum Yum Yummy!
I have made this several times and it's wonderful.Very easy to make.It's better made one day ahead of time so the flavors can develope and it's nice and cold.I made this for our last block party,everyone loved it and asked for the recipe.There were no left overs.
I have made this a few times and it is absolutely delicious! People always ask me if I am planning to bring it to holiday gatherings. Definately a keeper and will be made many, many more times!
The gingerbread and pudding can be made several days ahead, along with a non-deflating, real whipped cream substitute for the artificial whipped topping--"Never Weep" Whipped Cream recipe 74805 . I just took them out of the fridge (I chilled the pumpkin pie filling along with them) to do the quick and easy mixing and assembly. I used a punch bowl, along with the punch bowl cups (you can decorate the rim & use the cup hangers for a nice presentation). The cups are a perfect-sized serving for the end of a typically large Thanksgiving or Christmas meal.
Although it was simple to make there was a lot of preparation time needed. It makes a lot so it is great for a crowd.
This is soooo good. My sister made this for Thanksgiving and I would rather have this than pumpkin pie!!
GREAT recipe! I was told by a non-pumpkin fan that this was wonderful. (Always a good sign of a great dessert!)
i made this recipe with one container of cool whip. the second time i made it i used 2 containers and it made it less gummy in texture. definitely better with 2
Although I have never made this recipe, I have eaten it, do this review is on taste only. It is very rich and yummy. It makes quite a large triffle, so be sure that your bowl is large.