To go along with our turkey sandwiches, I decided to forego the traditional pumpkin pie and whipped up these cute little Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifles instead. They were great for (the day after) Thanksgiving, but with the gingerbread, I thought they would work equally well for Christmas, too! The great thing about preparing them in individual cups is that the beautiful trifle bowl doesn't look half-eaten after the first serving is scooped!
Pumpkin Trifle. From Country Woman 1993. A great alternative to pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. I use homemade gingerbread. I have substituted Cool-Whip for the whipping cream. For a company Christmas party one year I took this and Lemon Trifle-used spice cake, no pumpkin or spices; and Chocolate Trifle-used spice cake, no pumpkin or spices. All three went over very well!