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Beautiful Layered Trifles - 10 recipes

Layers of pudding, fruit, cake and chocolate make trifles one of the best looking desserts to serve! Make one big trifle, or individual trifles. Find a recipe and get to layering!

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By sandycon

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (84 Votes)
Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles 1 Picture
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Servings 4
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 15

  • 12 Biscoff Cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 large tub (12-ounces) whipped topping (Cool Whip), thawed, divided

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Rum-spiked brown sugar walnut cake is layered with vanilla custard, meringue, and sticky bananas foster to make thi...

  • For the Brown Sugar-Walnut Poundcake:
  • Baking spray
  • 2 1/2 sticks (20 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts, coarsely chopped
  • For the Custard:
  • 2 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 8 large egg yolks, room temperature (See Notes)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • For the Rum Simple Syrup:
  • 1 cup dark rum
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • For the Meringue:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature (See Notes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the Bananas Foster:
  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 firm bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
4.5/5 (73 Votes)

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A dream-come-true holiday dessert: so easy to assemble, yet so very impressive (and delicious, too)

  • 3 1/2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 12 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), chopped
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons almond extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 7 ounces Boudoirs or Champagne biscuits (crisp ladyfinger cookies),* divided
  • 1 cup raspberry jam, melted, divided
  • 1 1/2 12-ounce packages frozen unsweetened raspberries, partially thawed, divided
  • 2 6-ounce containers fresh raspberries
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
4.5/5 (32 Votes)

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For spiced pears: Combine first 6 ingredients in large saucepan

  • Spiced Pears:
  • 1 750-ml bottle dry white wine
  • 2 cups pear juice or pear nectar
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 12 whole green cardamom pods, crushed in resealable plastic bag with mallet
  • 4 1-inch-diameter rounds peeled fresh ginger (each about 1/8 inch thick)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
  • 5 large firm but ripe Anjou pears (3 to 31/4 pounds), peeled
  • White Chocolate Mascarpone Mousse:
  • 7 ounces high-quality white chocolate (such as Lindt or Perugina), finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup poire Williams (clear pear brandy)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 8- to 8.8-ounce container mascarpone cheese*
  • 1 cup chilled heavy whipping cream
  • Trifle Assembly:
  • 3 3-ounce packages soft ladyfingers,** separated
  • 2 cups chilled heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup minced crystallized ginger
  • White chocolate curls
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
4.4/5 (57 Votes)

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for the devil’s food cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • devils food cake
  • 4 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground (instant) espresso powder
  • 1 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • mocha mousse
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon ground (instant) espresso powder
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon coffee-flavored liqueur, like Kahlua
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • fudge sauce
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) good-quality bittersweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • whipped cream
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur, like Kahlua
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

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This is an easy strawberry trifle that looks like it took hours to make

  • 1 prepared angel food cake
  • 1 (24-ounce) container frozen strawberries, sliced with sugar added, thawed
  • 3 cups vanilla pudding
  • 1 (16-ounce) container whipped cream
  • Fresh strawberries, sliced, for garnish
4.6/5 (76 Votes)

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When Fourth of July rolls around, it's time to bring out your most crowd-pleasing recipes

  • 1/4 cup plus 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 premade angel food cake, cut into 1-inch slices
  • 1 pound cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 2 pints blueberries
  • 2 pints strawberries, hulled and sliced
4.5/5 (51 Votes)

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Individual trifles with brownies, caramel sauce, chocolate pudding, crushed Heath bars, Cool Whip, and sea salt

  • 1 box fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size), plus ingredients called for on the box
  • 1/4 cup coffee, room temperature
  • 1 jar caramel sauce (ice cream topping)
  • Coarse sea salt
  • 6 individual snack cups chocolate pudding (found in refrigerated aisle)
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 3 Heath chocolate toffee bars (1.4 ounces each), crushed
  • 8 jelly-size mason jars
4.6/5 (22 Votes)

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A dessert that's almost too beautiful to eat

  • 1 angel food cake, cubed or torn
  • 1 package sugar-free strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 16 ounce package frozen strawberries
  • 2 packages sugar-free vanilla instant pudding
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • Fresh strawberries
4.5/5 (27 Votes)

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Layered cream cheese and pudding with crushed Oreos makes a delicious trifle dessert

  • 1 bag Oreo cookies
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounce container Cool Whip
4.6/5 (18 Votes)

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