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Caramel Apple Trifle


Trifles are terrific desserts because they're made in advance and feed a crowd. This caramel-apple version appeals to kids of all ages

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  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups chopped peeled tart Apples (about 5 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice, divided
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) Marzetti's® Caramel Dip, divided
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
  • 2 loaves (10-3/4 ounces each) frozen pound cake, thawed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Additional apple pie spice, optional


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Step 1

* In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat.

* Stir in the apples, walnuts, brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice.

* Cook and stir for 8-10 minutes or until apples are tender.

* In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.

* Beat in 1/2 cup caramel topping and remaining apple pie spice.

* Fold in 2 cups whipped topping.

* In a 3-1/2-qt. trifle bowl or glass serving bowl, layer a third of the cake cubes, cream cheese mixture and apple mixture.

* Repeat layers twice.

* Garnish with remaining whipped topping and drizzle with remaining caramel topping.

* Sprinkle with additional apple pie spice if desired.

* Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.

Yield: 14 servings.

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