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Easy Pumpkin Trifle Dessert

This Easy Pumpkin Trifle Dessert consists of delicious layers of pumpkin mousse, whipped cream, crushed graham crackers, pecans and spices -- it's basically fall in a cup!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, Fall Dessert, holiday recipe, pumpkin trifle, thanksgiving dessert
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Shanna Hutcheson


  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon more for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 2 Tbsp 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 container whipped cream or heavy whipping cream
  • 8 honey graham crackers crushed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix, spices, and salt. Add pumpkin, maple syrup, vanilla, and whole milk and beat with a hand mixer or large spoon until smooth.
  • Assemble your individual pumpkin trifles by doing the following layers:
    -1/2 of a graham cracker, crushed + 1 Tbsp chopped pecans
    -1/4 cup pumpkin mousse mixture
    -1/4 cup whipped cream
    (If doing this in a medium to large bowl, double the layers: 1 whole crushed graham cracker + 2 Tbsp chopped pecans, 1/2 cup pumpkin mousse, 1/2 cup whipped cream)
  • Repeat layers one more time. Top with 1-2 Tbsp chopped pecans and sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Keep refrigerated until serving. Cover with Press & Seal and store in fridge for up to 3 days.


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 236mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 8425IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg