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Pumpkin Cranberry Trifle served in a mason jar on a serving tray.

Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Trifle in a Jar

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Pumpkin Spice Cranberry Trifle was the hit of Thanksgiving dinner dessert. Layers of pumpkin spice pudding with cake and dried cranberries is a amazing fall dessert recipe.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 1 hr 8 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 477 kcal


  • 1 box Pumpkin Spice cake mix, prepared
  • 2 boxes pumpkin spice instant pudding mix, prepared
  • 1 container cool whip
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • Pecan halves optional
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  • Prepare the cake mix and bake in a 9 x 13 inch pan following the directions on the box.
  • Cool cake completely. Cut off the edge pieces and cut cake into 1 inch squares.
  • Prepare pudding following directions on the box. Fold the dried cranberries into the pudding.
  • Prepare each individual trifle by layering the cake pieces, pudding and whipped cream.
  • Top off each pumpkin spice cranberry trifle with whipped cream, a few dried cranberries and a pecan half.
  • Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon if desired.


  • This recipe will make from 8-12 individual desserts served in jars. The size of the jar will determine how many servings.  
  • Can be served in a large trifle bowl.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 253mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 23IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg
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