Fall Trifle
Chef Betty Fraser is making a delicious trifle with butterscotch pudding, cinnamon apples, pomegranate whipped cream, pumpkin bread and pumpkin seeds.
Fall Trifle
Seasonal Event:
  • 1 1/2 cups of dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup of corn starch
  • 1 T salt
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3 T butter, salted
  • 1 T vanilla or bourbon extract

Uber Moist Pumpkin Bread

  • ½ cup butter, salted and softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 & ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 & ½ cups all-purpose flour

Granny Smith Cinnamon Apples

  • 6 large apples, peeled, cored and cubed into 2" cubes
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup of cinnamon, ground
  • 1 t salt

Pomegranate Whipped Cream

  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 3 T corn starch (tip)
  • 3/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 cup of pomegranate seeds, cold

Trifle Assembly

  • Toasted & salted pumpkin seeds



Super Creamy Butterscotch Pudding (Serves 6)

  1. Mix together dry ingredients and place them into a 3 quart stock pot. Turn flame to medium low.
  2. Blend together milk, cream and yolks, slowly whisk the dairy into the dry and increase the heat to medium. You will whisk this for about 5 - 10 minutes until it thickens....I promise it will happen.
  3. When fully thickened, add extract and blend in butter well until all is absorbed into the pudding. Remove from heat, let cool and refrigerate.

Pumpkin Bread:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 9" loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, in a bowl combine all of the above bread ingredients and beat at medium speed with a handheld mixer or stand mixer until well-mixed.
  3. Pour the bread mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for approx. 40-50 minutes, text for doneness with toothpick or knife tip. Cool for about 15 minutes, then very gently remove from pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Gently cut into cubes or crumble.

Cinnamon Apples:

  1. In a large non-stick skillet, combine all and sauté until the apples have softened, about 7 minutes, set aside and let cool

Whipped Cream:

  1. In a chilled bowl, pour the 4 cups of cold heavy cream.
  2. With a hand or stand mixer, beat the cream until soft peaks form.
  3. Gently sprinkle in the corn starch and powdered sugar, whip until peaks are just about firm, then add vanilla and whip to incorporate.
  4. Gently fold in the pomegranate seeds and refrigerate until ready to use.

NOTE: Corn starch will help the cream stay sturdy and not break down


  1. In a trifle bowl, layer pumpkin bread, pudding, apples -- and continue in 2 to 3 more layers.
  2. Top with whipped cream and toasted & salted pumpkin seeds.

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