Deconstructed Pumpkin Pie Trifle

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I think I am in love with Thanksgiving. I shared this weekend that we are hosting Thanksgiving again this year. While it's not our first year hosting, there's something extra special about this year for me. I can't wait to spend the day cooking and preparing for dinner with our friends and family. I love all of the traditional thanksgiving recipes but dessert will always be my favorite meal of the day, no matter what time of year it is. Specifically, I love pie, especially topped with?Cool Whip!

For Thanksgiving, I look forward to pumpkin pie. My brother and I have always loved it. There may have been a time or two that a slice of pumpkin pie was our breakfast on the way to school. But as much as I love the traditional slice of pumpkin pie and Cool Whip, this year I wanted to brave the waters and try something new.

I love the way cooking shows always call something deconstructed when their recipe didn't turn out quite like they planned. This is not the case for this deconstructed pumpkin pie, it is very intentional and very delicious. This is such an easy dessert to make but it'll be sure to impress all of the guests you're hosting! Start by picking up a few pies at your local Walmart and grab some Cool Whip right next to the pies!

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Then continue?by cooking the pie(s) according to the directions on the box. Allow the pies to cool slightly. While they are cooling, grab your containers, I chose some mason jars! Add a layer of Cool Whip to the bottom of your jar.

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Then scoop out the pumpkin pie filling into the jar as the next later. Where you took the filling from, use your spoon to gently crush the crust into smaller pieces. Then add those as the next layer. Finally add the last layer of Cool Whip and then top with some finely crushed pieces from the crust.

mrs-smiths-cool-whip-trifleThe best part of these mini desserts is that they can easily be shared! Grab a few and share with coworkers at lunch or take some to the new neighbor as a welcome gift! These are perfect for spreading some love to those around you. I love the idea of getting to share a meal with someone even if you're not sitting in the same room. This quick gesture is sure to bring you closer.

deconstructed-pumpkin-pie-trifleYou could easily turn this into a festive party or wedding favor too! Right now until December 10th you can save $1 on Mrs. Smith's Pies when you purchase with Cool Whip.

Pumpkin pie in a jar, perfect for a wedding or celebration favor!

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?Do you do traditional pie desserts for Thanksgiving? How do you bring people together during the holidays?

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44 Comments

  1. What a good idea! Pinning! Thanks for sharing it with us at Foodie Fridays! Hope to see you again this Thursday night! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. What a great idea! I just baked three pumpkins and I had no idea what to use them for. I think I'll use some for this! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love anything that can be served in a tiny mason jar! I'll definitely have to keep this in mind for Thanksgiving week...because yes it turns into a week of meals with both of our families. A chocolate pie deconstructed with pomegranate topping is calling my name right now... Might just have to experiment with that!

  4. These are gorgeous! I love the layered look in the mason jars! But I would definitely add some fudge sauce because I just love pumpkin and chocolate together.

    1. Woah woah woah. I love me some pumpkin chocolate chip bread but I don't know about fudge and pumpkin pie! I'll have to take your word for it ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. These would be perfect as little place settings! The perfect little portioned dessert with a cute little name tag!

  6. Oh fun, these are awesome to take home...I always wish I had room for dessert after Thanksgiving dinner - these little jars would be awesome and i wouldn't have to feel like I had to load up when we're not at home for T-day!

  7. WOW this sounds amazing and is so simple. Great idea! I bet you could do this with a bunch of pies!

  8. I love pumpkin pie and whipped topping, and easy parfaits are awesome. This is a great idea for a different, easy Thanksgiving dessert! Pinned!!

  9. Trifles are such a wonderful type of dessert for any party! I love the idea of putting them in mason jars for each person to be able to keep and enjoy! Your food posts always look so delicious. I actually featured a couple of them recently in one of my posts.

  10. I am sorry. I meant Madison. I'm not sure why I wrote Meredith. I'll chalk it up to old age and exhaustion.

  11. I love trifles! They are so easy to throw together, and taste sooo good. I love your idea of putting them in mason jars. Too cute!

  12. these are so cute! I love the deconstructed look in the mini jars! ๐Ÿ™‚ now i want pumpkin pie for breakfast!