Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

We saved the best for last in our Thanksgiving Series.  This week is all about desserts!  Everyone’s favorite part of that grand meal right? Pies galore, cookies and cakes and barely any room to eat a bite of it!

Dana and I are bringing you two dessert recipes this week to round out your Thanksgiving meal.  Both recipes are pumpkiny without being pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin pie is a given on Thanksgiving.  It is going to be at the dessert table and I don’t want anyone messing with it or changing it up.  People want their pumpkin pie traditional.

So my recipe for Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle is still a pumpkin dessert but nowhere near pumpkin pie.

I have been making this recipes for years, I could probably make it in my sleep.  Actually it is easy enough to be made in my sleep lol!  I started making this dessert for Thanksgiving and now it is requested at Christmas too lol.

I always make it the night before which gives all the layers a chance to meld and become one truly amazing dessert.

This Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle is creamy, pumpkiny, and the perfect way to end your holiday dinner.

Pumpkin Gingerbread

This dessert comes together with crumbled moist gingerbread, and a creamy layer made with pumpkin pie filling and vanilla pudding all layered with whipped cream.  I finish it off by sprinkling a few gingerbread crumbs on top but you could also place gingersnaps all around the top which would also be beautiful.

I really hope you make this dessert for your holiday table this year.  I promise they will be begging you to make it again come Christmas!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle


  • 2 14-ounce packages gingerbread mix
  • 1 5.1-ounce box cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 30-ounce can pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cardamom or cinnamon
  • 1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup gingersnaps, optional


  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 or gingerbread crumbs if desired.
  8. Refrigerate overnight.

Head on over to Dana’s at This Silly Girl’s Life and check out her dessert recipe this week Pumpkin Pie Spice Pralines.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Pralines

Check out the rest of our Thanksgiving Series for lots of Thanksgiving recipes from appetizer to dessert!

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  1. avatar
    October 29, 2013

    This sounds delicious, I love trifles and have never made them in the small version. I love gingerbread, this is something I will be making. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia. Pinning and sharing on fb.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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    October 30, 2013

    I love, love trifles and pumpkin. These are absolutely adorable and look delicious. Thank you for sharing at All My Bloggy Friends link party.

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    Amy Jung says:
    October 31, 2013

    Yum! These recipes are awesome!

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    Skye says:
    October 31, 2013

    That looks amazing! I’ve made trifle before but it was always more fruit-based. This is great for fall.

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    April says:
    November 1, 2013

    Oh this makes me hungry! I even love how it looks in the mason jar. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  6. avatar
    November 1, 2013

    This looks so good! What a great treat for this time of year! Thanks for sharing this with us all!

  7. avatar
    November 1, 2013

    This looks delicious and reminds me that I made a similar trifle for Thanksgiving years ago. I just might have to use your recipe to do the same again this year! Thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from the Pinworthy Projects Link Party…

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    Brooke says:
    November 1, 2013

    This has been pinned and added to my every-growing list of pumpkin recipes. I love the idea of gingerbread with pumpkin. Can’t wait to try this one out. Thanks so much for sharing. Enjoy your weekend!

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    Diane Balch says:
    November 2, 2013

    This is a serious treat and the presentation in the mason jars is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us on foodie friday.

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    Deb @ Kneaded Creations says:
    November 5, 2013

    Tell me why all the fabulous desserts just call my name!!! This looks soooo decadent and delicious. Glad you posted at the Sunday Showcase link party. I’ve pinned, liked, twittered and G+-ed your post. I’d love it if you dropped by for a visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com . I look forward to seeing you over there! Deb @ Kneaded Creations.

  11. avatar
    November 5, 2013

    This sounds awesome! My sister recently bought me a trifle bowl, but I think it’s in storage…Anyway, I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

  12. avatar
    November 5, 2013

    I think gingerbread is the unsung hero of fall treats! I’m glad to see you using it! Thanks for sharing at the Pinworthy Project Party!

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    Cathy says:
    November 5, 2013

    These look awesome! Pinning to the TGIF Link Party board! Thank you for sharing at our TGIF Link Party at A Peek Into My Paradise. I hope you will be back to link up another awesome post this week!
    Cathy @ http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

  14. avatar
    November 8, 2013

    Yeah for visiting last week’s Friday Flash Blog on The Jenny Evolution. I’m setting this up to pin right now :-) Thanks for sharing!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

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    Nicole says:
    November 8, 2013

    I made this last year for our Christmas dinner and it was so good! I laughed, though, because in my photos it looks like ground beef, mayonnaise and butter layers. :) I’ll be using this in the roundup of Thanksgiving desserts! Thanks!

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    Ruthie says:
    November 9, 2013

    I love trifles… this one looks amazing! You’ve been featured at Super Saturday Show & Tell, come on over and grab a featured button http://www.whatscookingwithruthie.com and share again :) Have a wonderful weekend xoxo~ Ruthie

  17. avatar
    November 9, 2013

    HOLY FLAVOR! Yum! Thanks for sharing and linkin to Sunday FUNday!

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    Camila says:
    November 10, 2013

    This looks SO good!!!! Yummmmm! I’m featurng you today! Pinning!!!! XOXO

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    September 12, 2014

    This sounds awesome! My sister recently bought me a trifle bowl, but I think it’s in storage…Anyway, I’m featuring this tonight at my link party and pinning!

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  20. avatar
    Val says:
    November 20, 2018

    I bought a box of gingerbread, do I print the bread or the cookie recipe on the box?

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      Parrish says:
      November 20, 2018

      The bread recipe is the one you want to make :)

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