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Mini Pumpkin Trifle in hand
Mini Pumpkin Trifle Recipe - Pumpkin Desserts
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Mini pumpkin trifle is an easy pumpkin pie in a glass, which is great for Thanksgiving or any other celebration, when your oven is busy. This is a great no bake fall dessert, decorated with homemade caramel candy.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European cuisine
Keyword: caramel, pumpkin seeds
Servings: 2
Calories: 673 kcal
Author: Cooking Journey
Pumpkin layer:
  • 280 g pumpkin puree 1¼ cup
  • 2 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp ginger ground
  • ½ tsp cloves ground
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg ground
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
White layer:
  • 180 g heavy cream 3/4 cup
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 100 g biscuits 1 cup
  • ½ tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Layer a small tray with parchment paper. Put pumpkin seeds on parchment paper in one layer, 1 inch one from another. Don’t make it too smooth.
  2. In a heavy bottom clean small pot put sugar and water. Put the glass lid on a pot. Heat on a low, wait until sugar starts to change color to golden (no mixing needed). Watch it like a hawk, it may take up to 15 minutes.
  3. When your caramel is golden brown, pour it over pumpkin seeds and let it sit until it sets.
  4. Blend or mix pumpkin puree with spices and sugar.
  5. In a cold bowl, whip heavy cream with sugar until stiff peaks, about 6 minutes. Put whipped cream in the fridge.
  6. To assemble, put in layers (use piping bag or teaspoon) – crushed biscuits, then pumpkin puree, then whipped cream like on photo. Repeat until you have the last pumpkin layer.
  7. Pipe whipped cream on top, add pinch of crushed biscuits around.
  8. When your caramel with pumpkin seeds sets, crush it in your hands and insert small pieces in trifles.**

Recipe Notes

** Choose most beautiful peaces. You will have some leftover caramel candy.