Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

My family is coming over for dinner tonight, so I whipped up this trifle. I thought it might get us in the mood for fall! If you use sugar free pudding and light or fat free Cool Whip, this dessert comes out low fat. I used to make this a lot when I was on Weight Watchers. The pumpkin and butterscotch pudding are great together!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle
(from Taste of Home)


  • 1 package (14-1/2 ounces) gingerbread cake mix
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 4 packages (1 ounce each) sugar-free instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger, nutmeg and allspice
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen reduced-fat whipped topping, thawed


In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water and egg, beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Pour into an ungreased 8-in. square baking pan.

Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. When completely cooled, crumble the cake. Set aside 1/4 cup crumbs for garnish.

In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in pumpkin and spices until well blended.

In a trifle bowl or 3-1/2-qt. glass serving bowl, layer a fourth of the cake crumbs, half of the pumpkin mixture, a fourth of the cake crumbs and half of the whipped topping. Repeat layers. Garnish with reserved cake crumbs. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.

18 servings.


Becky said...

this was the low-fat fall treat i was looking for! so glad we found each other's blogs! thanks. i love fall goodies.

Prudy said...

That sounds like a fabulous combination of flavors. Can't wait to try it myself.