KidsView  | The Adventist Review for kids and those who always will be kids at heart | November 2014

Kids in the Kitchen: Pumpkin Trifle

Here’s an easy dessert you can make for Thanksgiving (or for any special meal such as Sabbath dinner or a birthday treat for someone who likes pumpkin!). This pretty dessert can be assembled quickly and is a unique spin on the usual pumpkin pie that is traditionally served for American Thanksgiving meals. If you have another favorite treat you enjoy making (or enjoy eating), write and tell us about it! As always, if you need some help in the kitchen, get it from a trusted adult!


You will need:

  • 1 3.4-oz. package of instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 . cups milk
  • 1 15-oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup firmly-packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ó tsp. nutmeg
  • ó tsp. ground cloves
  • 4 cups crushed ginger cookies or molasses cookies
  • 1 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed


Here’s how to do it:

  1. Whisk together the pudding and milk in a large bowl until thickened (you can use a mixer, if you’d
  2. like).
  3. Stir in pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
  4. Place 2 cups of the crushed ginger cookies in the bottom of a clear glass bowl with tall sides. Spread
  5. half of the pumpkin mixture over the crushed cookies.
  6. Top with another 1-1/2 cups of the crushed cookies and the remaining pumpkin mixture.
  7. Spoon the thawed whipped topping over the pumpkin mixture. Sprinkle the remaining ó cup of the
  8. crushed cookies on top.


Serves 6-8