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Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle

Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pumpkin #dessert #recipe

A whipped cream lover’s delight … layers of pumpkin maple amaretto infused mascarpone cheese with angel food cake squares and amaretto whipped cream.

I’ve made this trifle twice now … once for my friend at work who recently had a birthday, but I didn’t photograph it that day, so I HAD to make it again. I decided to make it for my dear friend and yoga teacher that I rarely see anymore. She hasn’t been teaching yoga because her new yoga studio is under construction. But she and her husband always have a big Halloween bash and I thought my new guy would love meeting my yoga friend and would totally love the party. I also know my yoga friend and how she loves treats and I knew she would love the trifle. So I thought these things all needed to coincide.

So we dropped off daughter at her teen party and we went to my friend’s house. He wasn’t so sure about this, but once we got there, we both had a blast dancing to Halloween music, hanging out by the fire, chatting with the people there, handing out candy to all the trick or treaters, and eating pumpkin trifle. He was dressed up as a cowboy and I in my Ren Fest garb with my dragon on my shoulder. We had such fun. That damn man better not run away and break my heart …

Everyone at the party who tasted the trifle was raving about it … and some were asking if the recipe was online yet. My friend at work had already been asking for the recipe. So I guess I better get it up on the blog!

You could make this trifle even prettier by putting it in individual glasses or bowls if you’re making it at home. It’s so much easier to transport to a party in a glass Pyrex pan, though. It would be the perfect “bring-along” dessert for Thanksgiving.

Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 - 12 servings

Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle


    For the pumpkin maple amaretto mascarpone:
  • 8 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 oz. Greek cream cheese (or Neufchatel)
  • 1 Tablespoon amaretto
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • And the rest:
  • 1 angel food cake loaf or 1/2 of a regular size angel food cake
  • About 1 cup toasted pecans
  • About 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, put all the ingredients for the Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Mascarpone and stir to mix. Then get out the beaters and whip the mixture on high until it is fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix the whipped cream until it's stiff, then add the maple syrup, amaretto, brown sugar and vanilla and whip until it's all mixed in well.
  3. Cut the angel food cake into small (3/4 inch - 1 inch) squares.
  4. On the bottom of a 9x9x2 inch pan or glass pyrex rectangular pan, smooth about half of the pumpkin mixture, top with a layer of angel food cake squares, then cover with half the whipped cream mixture. then the rest of the pumpkin mixture, Add another layer of angel food cake and top with the rest of the whipped cream. Arrange the pecans on top and dust with pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Cover and chill until serving time. Makes a great "bring-along" dessert for holiday parties.


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Pumpkin Maple Amaretto Trifle ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #easy #pumpkin #dessert #recipe

This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s TableTreasure Box TuesdayThe Wednesday Roundup, Foodie Friends FridayWhat to Do Weekends, Weekend PotluckHearth & Soul Bloghop and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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4 Responses

  1. yumminess on a fork and plate…whoa those ingredients are so perfect together xoxo

    November 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

    • Ann

      Thank you so much, Beverley! 🙂

      November 4, 2015 at 7:55 am

  2. Delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and featuring on this week’s hop.

    November 9, 2015 at 10:29 pm

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