Lemon-Pear Gingerbread Trifle

Lemon-Pear Gingerbread Trifle

Hooray for desserts that are made the day ahead of serving! Just pull this trifle out of the fridge, and guests can dig in.

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box (14.5 oz) Betty Crocker® gingerbread cake and cookie mix
1 1/4
cups lukewarm water
cans (15 oz each) sliced pears
can (15.75 oz) lemon pie filling
cups whipping cream
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir gingerbread mix, water and egg with fork until blended. Stir vigorously about 2 minutes until well mixed. Pour into pan. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  2. Meanwhile, drain pears into 2-cup glass measuring cup, reserving 3/4 cup pear liquid. Add 1/2 cup of the pie filling to pear liquid. Microwave uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until heated; stir with wire whisk until smooth. Refrigerate pears and remaining pie filling.
  3. Prick top of warm cake in several places with fork. Pour warm lemon sauce over cake; spread evenly. Cool cake completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Cut cake into 1 1/2-inch squares. In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until thickened. Slowly beat in remaining pie filling; continue beating until thickened. Place 1/3 of the cake cubes in bottom of 2-quart clear glass bowl. Spread with 1/3 of the cream mixture. Arrange 1/3 of the pears on cream mixture. Repeat layers twice with cake, cream mixture and pears. Cover; refrigerate at least 12 hours.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Pear halves can be sliced and used in this recipe.
For a smaller trifle, cut only half of the gingerbread into pieces and use half the amount of pears, lemon filling and whipping cream. Freeze the remaining gingerbread.
Special Touch
Sprinkle a little chopped crystallized ginger over the trifle.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 9g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 60mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 33g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.