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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce

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Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce
I was given the opportunity to Become Carton Smart as I start my holiday baking. Have you ever noticed or paid attention to the package our holiday baking ingredients come in? I was thrilled when I saw that the Carton Smart Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree that I used in my recipe below came packaged in a carton instead of a can! It is one small step in the right direction!

Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce
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As small as the packaging is, it doesn't take up a ton of room in my pantry or the waste cycle! 
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And, I know I will be using the Pacific Foods Chicken Stock to make turkey gravy as well as putting the Pacific Foods Cranberry Sauce on the Thanksgiving table in a few weeks!

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I was challenged to create a holiday recipe by swapping out one of my ingredients with one of these ingredients from Pacific Foods. I, of course, chose the Pumpkin Puree because, we all know, I am a huge Pumpkin Eater!!
Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce
Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce
Adapted from The Daily Meal

For the cake :

  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, plus more for the Bundt pan
  • Flour for the Bundt pan
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • One 16-ounce Carton of Pacific Foods Organic Pumpkin Puree
  • Whipped cream topping
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 14-cup Bundt pan. Set aside.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves, and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar together for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl down as needed. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, scraping the bowl down in between additions. Add the vanilla extract.
Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients, followed by all of the sour cream. Blend in the remaining dry ingredients. Mix in the pumpkin purée.
Transfer the batter to the prepared pan. Bake for 75 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
Transfer the cake to a cooling rack and cool completely.

For the caramel sauce :

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Place the butter, brown sugar, and salt in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Set aside to cool completely, stirring occasionally.
Assembling the Trifles:
Cut a large slice of cake, (save the rest of the cake to eat at another time) crumble and place about ¼ cup into each trifle bowl. Drizzle with caramel sauce; add another ¼  cup of crumbled cake, drizzle with more caramel sauce. Top with whipped cream and finish with another drizzle of caramel sauce.
Pumpkin Trifle With Caramel Sauce
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  1. Yum! I would love to try this stuff to make pumpkin pie with. And I honestly love cranberries right out of a premade package, so I'd probably love that too. I'll keep an eye out for this in stores :)

  2. Wow! These look amazing! I have been using the chicken broth out of a carton.

  3. You really are a pumpkin lover. Glad you enjoyed making this. I really am intrigued by the products in cartons.


  4. That looks delicious! Can you come make it for me for Thanksgiving? :-)

  5. Wow! These look yummy! I'm going to have to add these to my holiday baking list!

  6. That's It- I am On my way! You better have saved me some! Looks Drooling YUM!

  7. I agree with you. I am looking more and more for those products that are not using cans. Your trifle looks amazing but then I am a sucker for anything with caramel sauce.

  8. yum! Pinned to my pumpkin board :o) Emily

  9. Hello deliciousness! Pinning this for the future!

  10. Okay, I don't even love pumpkin BUT I think this sounds so very yummy! May add to the Thanksgiving lineup for sure ;)

  11. Oh my goodness, this looks so good!

  12. Yum! This trifle is to die for!!

  13. Hi lovely lady.
    YUMMY!! I wish I had this right now with my HOT Cocoa. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new post for the guys. Also hoping you have a wonderful weekend with family.

  14. This looks delicious! I (we) love pumpkin! I use this brand all the time - one of my go-to's at the grocery store!


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