I’m always looking for inventive ways to use leftovers or just a new way of serving up a traditional dish. This fits the bill perfectly! If you find yourself with a leftover pie from Thanksgiving (I know, not very likely) you can make this delightful little trifle to spice up this plain ‘ol pecan pie. You may even want to save this little beauty of a recipe and serve this for Thanksgiving as a nice little variation on pecan pie. Everyone is sure to love it!
Pecan Pie Trifle
Photo courtesy: Celebrations at Home
Printable Version: Pecan Pie Trifle
8 0z. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (2-lb.) pecan pie, homemade or frozen (thawed) and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/3 cup chocolate fudge topping
1/3 cup caramel topping
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. Beat cream cheese, whipping cream, and vanilla extract in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 to 3 minutes or until smooth and firm.
2. Place half of pie cubes in bottom of a 4-qt. trifle dish or tall, clear 4-qt. glass bowl. Spread half of whipped cream mixture over pie cubes. Drizzle with half of chocolate fudge topping and caramel topping. Sprinkle with half of chopped pecans. Repeat layers ending with whipped cream mixture, chocolate fudge, caramel topping, and chopped pecans (for decoration).
3. Cover and chill at least 1 hour or up to 8 hours.