Provided by Sandi Clark, Pampered Chef Independent Consultant
- Maple Walnuts (optional, see Cook’s Tip)
- 1 box (14.4 oz/400 g) whole graham crackers (5 x 2 in./13 x 5 cm)
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) plus 3 tbsp (45 mL) pure maple syrup (do not use maple-flavored pancake syrup), divided
- 1 pkg (3.4 oz/102 g) cheesecake or vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) milk
- 1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) (1 3/4 cups/425 mL)
- 2 tsp (10 mL) Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend
- 1 container (12 oz/1 L) frozen whipped topping, thawed, divided
- Additional Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend Plus
- For pumpkin filling, combine pudding mix and milk in Stainless (4-qt./4-L) Mixing Bowl; whisk until mixture begins to thicken. Add pumpkin and spice blend to pudding mixture; whisk well. Fold 2 cups (500 mL) of the whipped topping into pudding mixture; set aside.
- To assemble trifle, place one-third of the graham cracker mixture over bottom of Trifle Bowl. Top with half of the pumpkin filling, spreading to edges. Top with another third of the graham cracker mixture. Top with remaining maple cream, spreading to edges. Top with remaining graham cracker mixture and pumpkin filling. Cover; refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Garnish with Maple Walnuts, if desired, and pipe with reserved maple cream. Sprinkle with additional spice blend, if desired.
Yield: 24 servings of about 1/2 cup (125 mL)
Nutrients per serving: Calories 180, Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 27 g, Protein 2 g, Sodium 160 mg, Fiber 2 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 starch, 1 fruit, 1 fat (2 carb)
Soaking the graham crackers with hot maple syrup will soften the crackers to a cake-like consistency.To make Maple Walnuts, combine 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter and 3 tbsp (45 mL) pure maple syrup in (10-in./24-cm) Sauté Pan. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Add 1 cup (250 mL) walnut halves and cook, stirring constantly, 5-7 minutes or until walnuts are evenly browned. Spread walnuts in a single layer on parchment paper; cool completely.Pumpkin pie spice can be substituted for the Cinnamon Plus® Spice Blend.Recipe courtesy of Pampered ChefVisit pamperedchef.biz/sandispampchef for more!