Pumpkin Trifle

  • Recipe difficulty: Medium
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  • Serves: Up to 10 people
  • Course: Desserts

Thank you to Katie from Clarks Condensed for this delicious Pumpkin Trifle recipe, using the Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand blender. Check out her full blog post here.

Ingredients

Apples and Pears

  • 3 medium red apples
  • 2 pears
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar

Pumpkin Spice Lady Fingers

  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

Pudding

  • 1 package instant caramel pudding mix
  • package instant pumpkin pudding mix (or vanilla)
  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream divided
  • 1 1/3 cup whole milk divided

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Poached Apples and Pears
  1. Peel and chop apples and pears. Place in a large pot with water. 
  2. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and salt to pot. 
  3. Bring to a boil and then down to a simmer - place a piece of parchment paper over the top of the fruit. 
  4. Let simmer 10-15 minutes or until soft. Strain the cooked fruit and reserve the leftover liquid in the pot. 
  5. Reduce leftover liquid to a thicker substance - being careful not to burn it.

Lady Fingers

  1. Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.
  2. Once foamy, slowly add 3 tablespoons of sugar while whipping on high speed. 
  3. When you've achieve stiff peaks, stop and move to the side. 
  4. Whip the egg yolks with pumpkin pie spice until foamy and then add 3 tablespoons of sugar until light in color.
  5. Fold together egg yolks and egg white meringue in the same bowl. 
  6. Slowly add in cake flour and salt. 
  7. Add mixture to a piping bag, and using a large tip, pipe onto parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  8. Bake at 375 for about 12-15 minutes.

Pudding

  1. For each pudding mix, make it according to the boxes instructions using 1 cup heavy whipping cream and 2/3 cup whole milk. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Whipped Cream

  1. Add whipped cream to a bowl or beaker with sugar and pumpkin spice. Whip until stiff peaks form. 

Assembly

  1. Place a layer of lady fingers in the bottom of a trifle dish. 
  2. Then put all of the caramel pudding.
  3. Then put a layer of the fruit.
  4. Then put whipped cream layer. Repeat! 
  5. Decorate with whipped cream and the reduced syrup from the poached fruit.

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