Pumpkin Brownie Trifle Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Pumpkin brownie trifle is an easy yet stunning dessert to make this holiday season! Layers of fudgy chocolate brownies, pumpkin cheesecake pudding and warm pumpkin spice combine in this festive dessert.

You all know how much I love trifles by now. There are several reasons why I think trifle is such a great dessert, first and foremost because they look amazing.

During the holidays, I like to take my cooking to the next level because it makes things more special and festive. Next-level presentation doesn’t have to be difficult though!

Pumpkin Brownie Trifle Photo

The other reason I like making trifles is because they are so easy. Simply layer your ingredients and you have a magnificent dessert that’s almost effortless. You can use a trifle bowl or any clear bowl.

The final reason I love trifles is because their flavors are endless and easy to customize. In the summer (or when I need relief from the winter blues) I love to make Lemon Blueberry Trifle. It is so refreshing and delicious! For Christmas, my favorite holiday flavors get center stage in a Chocolate Peppermint Trifle.

For the fall season, I’ve combined my love of pumpkin and chocolate in this pumpkin brownie trifle. It’s like chocolate chip pumpkin bread only bigger and better!

Pumpkin Brownie Trifle Picture

Speaking of easy, except for the brownies, this trifle is almost no-bake which is handy when there are so many other dishes vying for the oven. Your grocery’s bakery may sell ready-made brownies to make it even easier, or you can use a box mix like I did, or whip up a batch from scratch!

I recommend using 2 boxes of mix, even if the box says it’s for a 13x9 pan. Bake them in two 8×8 pans or both in one 13x9 pan.

The filling is equally easy using boxed pudding and whipped topping (or homemade whipped cream). If using homemade whipped cream, you’ll need to start with 8 ounces of heavy cream and sweeten to taste.

Pumpkin Brownie Trifle Image

I saved about 1/3 of the whipped cream to garnish the top of my trifle. You could also decorate with chocolate chips, unwrapped kisses or pumpkin shaped candies. Have fun with it!

When people see this pumpkin brownie trifle, I guarantee there will be exclamations throughout the room. It’s a beautiful table centerpiece for Thanksgiving and a definite showstopper!

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Pumpkin Brownie Trifle Recipe

    12 Servings


  • 2 boxes Brownie Mix, prepared in two 8x8 pans or one 13x9 pan
  • 1 8 ounce package Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 3.4 ounce box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups Cold Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 15-ounce can Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 8-ounce container Whipped Topping


  1. Cut the brownies into 1-inch cubes.
  2. Beat the cream cheese, pudding mix, milk and pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Fold in the pumpkin.
  3. In a 3-quart bowl, layer the brownies, pudding and whipped topping. Repeat layers until bowl is filled. Cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.


Cooking Method:
Make Ahead
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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 12 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 255 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 73
Calories 507

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 7g
Sodium 390mg
Total Carbohydrate 89g
  Dietary Fiber 4g
  Sugars 66g
Protein 6g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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