Last Minute EASY Thanksgiving Dessert: Pecan Pie Trifle

Looking for a quick and easy and mouth watering Thanksgiving dessert recipe?  Well here ya go!  This one will have people licking the bottom of the bowl and begging for more.

Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe (5 of 6)

I made these as individual serving sizes, but the original recipe called for one giant trifle bowl filled with all this deliciousness.  It’s your call.  If you do want to go the single serving size route, here is a tip- use a biscuit cutter to make a perfect circle with your pecan pie, then slide it down into the sundae dish.  Much less mess this way.


Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe (1 of 6)

Another tip? Use a Ziploc baggie for your cream. Just pipe it on there like a cupcake.


Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe (2 of 6)

Do you need me to walk you through how to drizzle caramel off the end of your spoon or do you think you can handle that part on your own? 


Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe (3 of 6)

Yeah…. that’s what I thought. 


Pecan Pie Trifle Recipe (6 of 6)


1 pecan pie from the freezer section (I used Edwards), thawed

8 ounces marscapone cheese, softened

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

chocolate fudge ice cream topping

caramel ice cream topping


Beat together the marscapone, whipping cream and vanilla with a wire whisk until soft peaks form.

Drizzle caramel on the bottom of sundae dish, use ziploc to pipe cream into bottom of dish.

Use round biscuit cutter to cut circles from pecan pie, push into middle of dish

Pipe more cream on top and drizzle with hot fudge and caramel topping. 

If you make the full recipe, you’ll have enough for about 8 individual servings.  If you make a big trifle bowl full, just fill ‘er up to the top!



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  1. Deborah Ward says:

    Beth, that looks so good I want to try it But were do you buy the marscapone at never heard of it. Just love your web-site great ideas. Would love to see your home its so beautiful from your web-site I just enjoy it so much. Debbie

  2. I have had this yummy dessert! Now, I’m going to have to make it for Thanksgiving!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. Beth, your dessert certainly elevates the mundane pecan pie! I love anything with marscapone cheese, and I’ll definitely be making this. I have a trifle bowl that needs filling!

  4. Looks awesome Beth! Thanks for sharing!

  5. YUM!!! I love that you used the marscapone in this recipe!

  6. Just wanted to let you know that I tried this recipe this year and it was a BIG hit! Every year we get a pecan pie from a vendor and it usually goes completely ignored. Not ths year…

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. The Teapot Shoppe says:

    This looks delicious for any time of year. Could you also substitute cream cheese for the marcarpone?

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    My hubby wrecked and totalled his truck about 6 hours before he was leaving for a week long trip! I was 4 months preggo and had a 3 y/o, and I work full time. I had to take care of all that nonsense and do the solo-parenting thing. That was the most inopportune timing!



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