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I made this for an office party and everyone loved the way it looked & tasted. This is really easy to put together, I did the cake, pudding & nuts at home and brought the other ingredients and assembled at work. I don't like the textue of instant pudding so I used cooked pudding that was cooled and thinned with a little extra milk. An 8 qt bowl is a must!
I chose this for my twin sons' birthday party because I wanted to use ingredients that I had on hand. All we can say is, WOW! I scaled down the recipe somewhat (it does make 42 servings in its full version!) and I had on hand a cinnamon swirl cake, so I used that. The cinnamon swirl cake is definitely the cake to use! Its rich flavor enhanced the apples even further than the spices in the recipe do. We absolutely loved it, and now it will become a "must-have" dessert.
I didn't care for this recipe at all. I have made a lot of trifles and this was not at all what I expected. The pudding mixture was too wet and made the cake soggy, the filling was pretty tasteless. I won't try this recipe again.
I don't know in what kind of world one lives in that they can fit this recipe in a trifle bowl, but the massive amount of trifle that this makes doesn't impede the awesome flavor. I don't particularly care for apples, so I am trying to think of a way to adapt it to peach pie filling. However, as far as apples go this gets a huge 5 stars. The pudding mixture was great and I toasted my pecans before putting them in. Thanks for the great, big, awesome recipe!
This recipe does make a colossal amount of food! It was more than I needed, but everyone loved it and I plan on making it again for another get together with friends. I will definitely scale it back a bit. I also only used 5 cups of milk as recommended and the pudding was the perfect consistency.
Excellent!! I made this for a dessert meeting expecting to bring some home. Well, all I brought home was an empty bowl. My problem was it requires a much larger bowl than I have. The second time I made it I cut the recipe in half to fit a trifle bowl. Everyone raved. Definitely a keeper.
This could feed an army! Perfect for a big potluck. I used only 5 cups of milk to make the pudding a bit thicker so it wouldn't make the cake too soggy, and used only 1 big tub of Cool Whip. Do not omit the apple pie spice. It kicks up the pudding flavor!
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