Ok… so my last trifle was such a hit I decided to get creative and mix things up in the dessert kitchen this morning. Unfortunately I’m introducing this far too late for our Canadian thanksgiving, but perhaps our American friends can find some inspiration here just in time for their Thanksgiving festivities. Either way, it’s totally Kismet for Fall!
As with my other trifle, it serves best in a trifle dish so all those delicious layers adorn your table beautifully.
- 1 full-sized angel food cake
- 1 box Dr. Otker English Toffee pudding mix
- 1 small package of chopped pecans
- 10 apples
- 1/3 Cup Sugar
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tub of Cool Whip
- 1 pkg of Two-bite brownies (approx. a dozen)
If you have your supplies on hand you are ready to get Prepping, (can be made up to 24hrs in advance)
Step 1: Peel and finely slice your apples. 10 should do.
Step 2: Blend your Dr. Otkers pudding mix, and refrigerate until your apple slices are ready
Step 3: Toss apple slices with 1/3 cup of sugar
Step 4: sautee in a frying pan drizzled with maple syrup – until golden and soft.
Step 5: (while waiting for apples to cook ) Cut all two-bite brownies into fours.
Step 6: Refrigerate apples until chilled (do not drain the liquid)
Step 7: slice angel food cake into 3 sliced rounds
Step 8: place the smallest round of angel food into the trifle bowl.
Step 9: Layer with 1/3 of the pudding
Step 10: Toss on 1/4 of the brownie chunks
Step: 11: Layer on 1/3 of the whipped cream and spread evenly
Step 12: Pour on 1/3 of the apple slices and liquid
Step 13: Sprinkle on 1/3 of the pecan bits
Step 14: Repeat steps 8-13 two more times. (Using the largest angel food round last) Be sure to top well with your apple slices and pecans, add the extra layer of brownie chunks for aesthetic appeal.
Voila! Make ahead and keep chilled until ready to serve!
So good, you might just want to skip dinner and dive right into dessert! Let’s hope my MIL is equally as delighted when we serve this for her birthday tonight!