Caramel Apple Trifle

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So today is Tuesday.  I kinda think it’s the most boring day of the week.

It’s not universally hated, like Monday.  There is no way that the Bangles would have had a hit record with “Just another Tragic Tuesday”.

Tuesday doesn’t have the honor of being called “Hump Day”…which, now that we’re on the subject, is hugely inappropriate.  Who even says that besides radio DJs and awkward grocery store cashiers who are trying to create a dialogue as they scan your Golden Grahams?

Next is Thursday.  Everyone loves Thursday because, well, it’s almost Friday.

And then there’s Friday, who even got it’s own restaurant.

 

Yeah, Tuesday is the sophomore year of the days of the week.  Completely forgettable.

So I am going to deem today “Trifle Tuesday”.

Sure, they’re retro and grandma-ish, but the possibilities are endless.

 

So come on now and get your trifle on like it’s 1985.

Trifle Tuesday ~ it’s happening.

 

This trifle is easy.  It’s basically layering anything yummy you want all in one dish and calling it a dessert.

Here’s what I used:

*not pictured caramel sauce and Whipped Topping*

I started with Apple Cider Donuts…

I cut them up and lined the bottom of the trifle dish.

I plopped some custard on top of the donuts then topped that with oatmeal cookies that I chopped up.

Drizzle some caramel on top of that.

Then top that with some cake.  I made Duncan Hines Decadent Apple Caramel Cake, but you could use pound cake or yellow cake or white cake or vanilla cake.  Look, just as long as it’s cake, mmmkay?

Spread some apple pie filling on top of that…

and then plop some more custard on and more oatmeal cookies…

There’s no exactness to this.  Relax people…you don’t have to measure.  Embrace it.

Now top it all off with some Whipped Topping and some more caramel.

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Recipe: Caramel Apple Trifle

Ingredients

  • 1 baked cake (apple, white, pound)
  • 1 can apple pie filling
  • 1 jar caramel sauce
  • Apple Cider donuts (approx 4-6 depending on size)
  • prepared vanilla pudding or custard
  • coarsely chopped oatmeal cookies
  • whipped topping

Instructions

  1. In a trifle pan layer all your ingredients starting with the donuts, pudding, cookies, caramel, cake, apple pie filling, pudding, cookies…
  2. continue layering until the trifle dish is full finishing with whipped topping and a drizzle of caramel.

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christine
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christine
October 4, 2011 11:03 pm

Thank you for the recipe! I have been wanting to try a trifle and caramel apple sounds amazing!!

joy
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October 4, 2011 11:06 pm

Great recipe.

Courtney Martin
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Courtney Martin
October 4, 2011 11:09 pm

Trifle looks so yummy! I love canvas prints, such an awesome way to display photos and different than your usual frame!

KassyG
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KassyG
October 4, 2011 11:10 pm

Neat canvas photo idea! I also like the Trifle Tuesday idea :)

Courtney Martin
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Courtney Martin
October 4, 2011 11:11 pm

Just “liked” Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook!

Katy
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October 4, 2011 11:17 pm

Holy fall in a bowl! This sounds amazing. Do you think it’d be okay if I omit the oatmeal cookies and go with more doughnuts? :)

Katie M
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October 4, 2011 11:19 pm

That trifle looks absolutely sinful!

Katie M
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October 4, 2011 11:20 pm

I “liked” Easy Canvas Prints on FB :)

Taylor
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October 4, 2011 11:30 pm

I agree – Tuesday is lame. Trifle Tuesday, however, is awesome!

Sandi
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Sandi
October 4, 2011 11:31 pm

I recently discovered your blog and love it! I like how easy this recipe is. So perfect for a quick treat on a school night! Thanks!

Rebecca
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Rebecca
October 4, 2011 11:31 pm

Your blog makes me so happy. The pictures, the recipes, and the tangents never fail to brighten my stressed days!

…and the giveaway on top of that would just be awesome :-)

Kim
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October 4, 2011 11:32 pm

Mmmmm! This sounds like a great fall dessert. By the way, I made your Apple Toffee Bars last night and they were a big hit. This one will be going in the “to try” pile, too. (And, I’d love the canvas print!)

Alyse
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Alyse
October 4, 2011 11:36 pm

I’ve got some lovely wedding pics just waiting to be displayed on canvas!

Debbie N
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Debbie N
October 4, 2011 11:41 pm

Wow! This is excatly what I needed for a brunch this weekend! Something that speaks “fall is here” – thank you!

Debbie N
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Debbie N
October 4, 2011 11:43 pm

I went and liked them as well on FB, they have some pretty interesting items!

Sandee
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October 4, 2011 11:43 pm

i love everything abt fall and this trifle is exactly why.

Nelly Rodriguez
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October 4, 2011 11:45 pm

This looks amazing and totally satisfying!

Meli
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Meli
October 4, 2011 11:48 pm

Looks delicious! Cute pic too!

Kate B.
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Kate B.
October 4, 2011 11:49 pm

I love to make trifles. They are so easy and everyone always loves them. Thanks for the recipe.

Jennifer E.
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Jennifer E.
October 4, 2011 11:59 pm

The trifle looks amazing! I love experimenting with different types of trifle and have been craving a fall flavored idea, can’t wait to try it!

Jennifer E.
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Jennifer E.
October 4, 2011 11:59 pm

I liked Easy Canvas Prints on Facebook….love their stuff!!

Diane {Created by Diane}
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October 5, 2011 12:03 am

what a fun trifle. I love canvas photos, they really warm up a home. Love your photo :)

Wenderly
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October 5, 2011 12:18 am

Love your photo! And the trifle looks divine!

mrsblocko
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October 5, 2011 12:23 am

Woah. That trifle looks pure evil. Delicious delicious evil.

Jenn
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October 5, 2011 12:24 am

That looks delicious……must make!

kristind
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kristind
October 5, 2011 12:27 am

Mmm…I’m going to have to try and make this!

Ashley
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October 5, 2011 12:27 am

Can’t wait to try this recipe…on a side note, Tuesday has a restaurant too, Ruby Tuesdays :)

ChiTown Girl
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October 5, 2011 12:35 am

Oh, YUM! Trifle Tuesday is my new favorite day of the week! And, if I win the print, I think I’ll make it the photo you posted of the trifle! YUM!!

Kelly L
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Kelly L
October 5, 2011 12:48 am

I would love a canvas print!

Claire
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Claire
October 5, 2011 12:50 am

Ooh, a canvas print would be so great!

SMITH BITES
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October 5, 2011 12:52 am

oh dear god in heaven . . . you said ‘grandma’ and ‘trifle-ish’ and 1985 in the same post . . . and i’ve been known to enjoy a good trifle every now and again . . . sigh . . . why does 1985 suddenly seem so far away??? why does 1985 beckon like a distant, somewhat hazy memory??? sigh . . .

Betsy
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October 5, 2011 12:57 am

Ugh, I hate Tuesdays too. So very dull and uninspiring. I’ve never made a trifle before, but I may just join you next week

martina fegan
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October 5, 2011 12:57 am

OMG! THis recipe is amazing! All my favorites in one bowl! Heaven!

Stephanie
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October 5, 2011 1:00 am

Love your blog!
And I love trifles.
And, for that matter, 1985.
Oh, the memories.

Can’t wait to try this recipe. I even have a trifle bowl that is, sadly, not used nearly enough.
Thanks!
Stephanie

trisha
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October 5, 2011 1:00 am

wow what a great use of fun ingredients!!!!! Me likey and the canvas print is a neat idea..can you say xmas gift for the inlaws??!!

Joanne
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October 5, 2011 1:09 am

Tuesdays definitely need a little sprucing up. Trifle made of donuts? That should totally do the trick.

Sheila
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October 5, 2011 1:10 am

Love the picture!! Would love to have one of my own-thanks for the opportunity!

Jaime
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October 5, 2011 1:11 am

wow that looks sinfully delicious. wonder how many calories there are per serving 😉

Sheila
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October 5, 2011 1:12 am

p.s. just ‘liked’ them on FB and left a comment :)

Evie McGrew
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Evie McGrew
October 5, 2011 1:17 am

I love, love, love your blog. Your writting always brings a smile to my face and your receipts leave me running to my kitchen cabinets searching for all the ingredients. Keep it comig, my family is really loving me since I found your site. =)

Kate
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Kate
October 5, 2011 1:25 am

That looks wonderful!! It reminds me of childhood celebrations with chocolate trifle. I can’t wait to try it next week on Tuesday!

Lauren @ Fredellicious
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October 5, 2011 1:41 am

Let’s bring trifles back! I think they rock, and this looks delicious

Katie
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October 5, 2011 1:42 am

I’ve been wanting to try one of these Canvas things for a long time. THey are beautiful.

Katie
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October 5, 2011 1:42 am

I liked them on Facebook.

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
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October 5, 2011 1:44 am

This is so beautiful I almost couldn’t bring myself to eat it. And then I laughed at that thought.

I think I would create a trifle of Halloween candy…just so I could eat them all at once and call it a layered dessert. 😉

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray
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October 5, 2011 1:45 am

Just went over and liked Easy Canvas Prints on FB!

Oma
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October 5, 2011 1:47 am

My last canvas pic was about 8 years ago. My have my grandchildren grown. Time for a new canvas print, I’d say. Love your pages and your recipes. Made Reese’s Bars and mailed them to my grandsons today.

Cookbook Queen
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October 5, 2011 1:48 am

You guys are too cute!!! And all the ingredients in this trifle are like my favorite things. And HOW did I not know that Jello made a custard?!?! Seriously.

Also, on the Tuesdays that we DON’T make trifles, can we call it Trifling Tuesday? I’m just a huge fan of the word trifling.

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