This pumpkin, pear and Amaretto trifle wasn’t supposed to be my next post. I had made what I thought to be the most fantastic caramel apple pie with crisp, short pastry and layers of softly baked apples. But noooooo, I forgot to add flour to the apples so they leached their juices everywhere and made the pastry a soggy bottomed mess.
Obviously it still tasted fine and the pastry lid was perfect, as were the apples, but it wouldn’t exactly make the best of posts nor pictures and I wouldn’t lie to you ;-))
So here instead is a most seasonal of desserts with a nod to the U.S. I know that pumpkin puree is such an American thing. And so is pumpkin pie spice mix. And as for pumpkin pie itself, well do any Brits actually eat it?
I have warmed to pumpkin puree over the last couple of years but I have never developed a taste for pumpkin pie so I thought I would create my own dessert which is also perfectly suited to this time of year. It has a few additional flavours, which I also love, and I am hopeful that it may well appeal to the British audience, encouraging them to appreciate pumpkin in puddings.
So, if you like the sound of Amaretto soaked Amaretti topped with darkly caramel pumpkin puree with a layer of creamy cinnamon and vanilla pumpkin mousse followed by buttery maple syrup pears and a dollop of lightly whipped cream then this is the trifle for you!
I will be demonstrating how to make this trifle at my next supper club on Thursday 15th October and hoping to convert a few anti-pumpkin dessert eaters whilst I’m at it. I am also pretty pleased to be featured by Marie Claire as one of the top supper clubs to visit this Autumn. Do come along if you live nearby.
You might like some of these other webtastic pumpkin desserts I have found for you:
Pumpkin tarts with a chai hazelnut crust – Veggie Desserts
Pumpkin pecan shortbread squares – The Little Loaf
Spiced Pumpkin rice pudding -Little sunny kitchen
Candied pumpkin dessert – Ozlem’s Turkish table
Pumpkin pie spice tart – Made with Pink
Pumpkin & chocolate fudge – Nadia’s healthy kitchen
Gluten Free pumpkin pie – Rough Measures