This is one of the easiest Thanksgiving desserts you will come across, and because you can make it in advance, it cuts down on the time you spend in the kitchen on the day you are entertaining. The flavor and denseness of the pumpkin, combined with the sweetness of the cookies and light texture of the whipping cream is a lovely combination which not only looks beautiful, it’s a hit with all ages.
- 2 cans pumpkin pie filling
- 4 cups chocolate cookies, crushed
- 4 cups whipped cream (if using real whipping cream you can add 1/2 cup icing sugar if desired)
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
Using 4 individual glasses, layer the ingredients as follows. 1/2 cup pumpkin, 1/2 cup cookies, 1/2 cup whipped cream. Repeat and finish with a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice. If using a large trifle bowl, increase the amount in each layer to 2 cups or more as needed.