Tasting Table's Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
A Different Dessert
There's nothing wrong with classic holiday desserts like pumpkin or apple pie, but why not experiment a little this Thanksgiving? TastingTable.com has developed quirky yet crowd-pleasing recipes that are sure to wow guests. Try out this fun recipe for Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle below.
Make the pumpkin mousse:
In a large bowl beat cream cheese until smooth with a hand-held mixer. Add pumpkin, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Beat until creamy.
Make the pistachio crumble:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and spread onto a baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 25 minutes. Cool and then crumble with your hands.
Make the apricot compote:
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Chill.
Make the pumpkin spice whipped cream:
Whip the cream in a bowl to stiff peaks. Using a spatula, fold in the sugar and pumpkin spice.
To assemble the trifle:
Sprinkle half the pistachio crumble into the bottom of a 2-quart glass serving dish. Spoon the pumpkin cheesecake mousse on top and smooth. Cover with two-thirds of the apricot compote, followed by two-thirds of the pumpkin spice whipped cream. Top with remaining pistachio crumble. Decorate the top with the remaining compote and cream.
Recipe courtesy TastingTable.com.