Eggnog Gingerbread Trifle

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Combining two of the holiday season's best flavors, this dessert is easy to make and a crowd pleaser! If you are feeling fancy, you can pipe your top layer of whipped cream on the trifle. Since I normally travel with this dessert and put a lid on it, I just spread a nice thick layer on top and then sprinkle with some chopped dried cranberries and crumbled gingerbread cookies.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) package gingerbread cake mix

  • 3 cups eggnog

  • 1 (5.1 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped (Optional)

  • 2 tablespoons gingersnap cookie crumbs (Optional)

Directions

  1. Prepare gingerbread cake mix and bake according to package directions (any size pan). Cool completely.

  2. Place the pudding mix in a large bowl. Pour in the eggnog and whisk for about 2 minutes. Refrigerate pudding until the gingerbread cake is cool and you are ready to assemble the trifle.

  3. In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in sugar and vanilla until peaks form.

  4. Crumble 1/2 of the gingerbread into the bottom of a trifle bowl or a large glass bowl. Spread 1/2 of the eggnog pudding over the gingerbread, then spread 1/2 of the whipped cream on top of the pudding. Repeat the layers with the remaining gingerbread, pudding, and whipped cream. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Sprinkle the top with the cranberries and cookie crumbs before serving.

Cook's Notes:

You can use already made whipped cream, but I prefer to flavor my whipped cream myself. You can substitute bourbon for the vanilla extract in the whipped cream if you like.

If you use low-fat eggnog for the pudding, your pudding will be loose.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

269 Calories
15g Fat
32g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 269
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 55mg 18%
Sodium 270mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 154mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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