Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Nice alternative to pumpkin pie, and what a way to mix two delicious holiday flavors together! Great for a holiday dessert or anytime you want a good 'comfort' food. Enjoy! I use CoolWhip French Vanilla for extra oomph! Recipe compliments of Paula Deen and the FoodNetwork.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bake the gingerbread according to the package directions; cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the pudding and set aside to cool.
  3. Stir the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and cardamom into the pudding.
  4. Crumble 1 batch of gingerbread into the bottom of a large, 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.
  9. Trifle can be layered in a punch bowl.
Most Helpful

This was a huge hit at Thanksgiving. I followed the advice of a couple of people who had reviewed the recipe. I made all of the components the night before, refrigerated them overnight, and put the trifle together in the morning. I think this kept it from getting soggy. I also made my own whipped cream instead of using Cool Whip. Finally -- my own idea -- I cut the gingerbread into 1 - inch square pieces rather than crumbling it. I believe this made the trifle look more attractive. I will definitely make this again.

c.aaron November 28, 2009

When I saw this recipe I knew it would be a happy ending dessert for our Thanksgiving dinner. I made it with a little help from my DW and between the two of us we did an awesome job! I used real homemade whipped cream, and it was just like I imagined it would be, delicious! Tony

tonythurston51 January 10, 2009

I had a work party at my house last week and server 4 different trifles. this one was the favorite. Reviewed by 50 people. Thanks L

Laureen in B.C. November 01, 2008