Caramel Apple Trifle

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Who doesn't love caramel apples?! Here in Ohio, it's something we take serious, and a treat we eat year round. I remember having one at the Ohio State Fair, it was 90 degrees and the caramel was melting, but I enjoyed every bite.

So sure, something you can get year round, but once it's fall, look out. They are everywhere.

Here is a favorite recipe of mine that highlights those flavors in trifle form. Hope you enjoy!

Caramel Apple Trifle

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Pudding cooling time4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple, fair food, fall, family, festive
Servings: 8
Calories: 303kcal
Author: SatMorning21


  • 1 Packet Caramel pudding powder
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 6 Apples peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 TB Sugar
  • ½ T Cinnamon
  • ½ T Corn Starch
  • 1/3 Cup Pecans toasted
  • 1 Loaf Angel Food Cake or buy a box mix and bake ahead of time
  • 3 Cups Cool whip


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook pudding according to package and place in the fridge to cool. This usually involves mixing the pudding powder and milk in a pot and bringing to a slow boil, and cooking for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. You'll also want to cool for 5 - 10 minutes before putting into the fridge.
  • Cut apples into 1 inch sections. Toss with the cinnamon, sugar and cornstarch. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 10 minutes. Pull out and stir with a spatula. Add ¼ cup of water, mix and then bake for another 10 minutes. Add another ¼ Cup of water and mix, bake another 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool to room temp.
  • In a small pan, toast the pecans over medium heat for 5-7 minutes. Set aside.
  • Cut the angel food cake into bite sized pieces.
  • Once everything is cooled, assemble the trifle. To the bottom of a trifle bowl, or any high rimmed bowl, add a layer of the angel food cake.
  • Spoon in a layer of the pudding.
  • Cover pudding with a thin layer of apples, then cover with a thin layer of pecans, and then a thin layer of whipped cream.
  • Repeat the layering twice more.
  • The last layer of cream can be a little thicker.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 151mg | Iron: 1mg







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