Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cran-Pomegranate Sauce

Today I’m participating in a virtual Holiday Brunch Potluck, with a Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cran-Pomegranate Sauce.

Pumpkin Trifle

I’m serving a gorgeous Pumpkin Trifle with old fashioned gingerbread, whipped pumpkin cream, and tangy cranberry pomegranate sauce. To me, these are the flavors that SCREAM holidays, so why not combine them in a vibrant festive showcase?

Gingerbread Trifle

The gingerbread trifle base starts with dense traditional gingerbread, a heavy, lightly sweetened cake with intense flavor. Light and fluffy pumpkin cream adds contrast to the gingerbread, while the sweet and tart cranberry sauce offers POP with pomegranate essence and a splash of raspberry liqueur. Every holiday dessert needs a little boozy nip to warm the tummy on cold winter evenings.

How To Make Trifle

This Pumpkin Trifle is a feast for the eyes, as well as the palate. In addition, it makes a fantastic edible centerpiece for your holiday table.

Make sure to check out all the glorious dishes on the potluck menu below!

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle

The Drink
Godiva Mudslide Minitini – Kristen from Dine & Dish

Main Dishes
Gingerbread French Toast – Diane from Created by Diane
Asian Fusion Omelette/Frittata – Jeanette from Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Side Dishes
Potato Casserole – Julie from The Little Kitchen
Hazelnut Roasted Brussel Sprouts – Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food
Macaroni & Cheese – Naomi from Bakers Royale

Dessert
Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce – Sommer
Almond Brickle Coffee Cake – Kathy from Cooking On the Side
Gingerbread Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream – Cheryl from TidyMom

Party Favor/Hostess Gift
Dark Chocolate Bark with Ginger, Pumpkin Seeds and Apricots – Sylvie from Gourmande in the Kitchen

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59 Responses to “Gingerbread Pumpkin Trifle with Cran-Pomegranate Sauce”

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugarposted December 6, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Oh my! This sounds fantastic! That sauce alone is drinkable :)

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  6. Jeanetteposted December 6, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Sommer – this trifle does scream Holidays! Stunning visually and I can only imagine how decadent this tastes. Wish we could host a real brunch to taste each other’s treats.

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  8. Baker Streetposted December 6, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Wow! That looks seriously good! Can’t wait to try it.

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  9. Heleneposted December 6, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Oh my that looks delicious. I especially like that sauce on top.

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  10. The Farmers Wifeposted December 6, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Oh wow… This looks beyond amazing! I would gladly eat a giant helping of that right now! Fantastic recipe!

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  11. Kiri W.posted December 6, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Mmmm, that looks amazing! I love gingerbread, and pumpkin cream must accent it beautifully. The color splash of your dessert is to die for :)

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  12. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted December 6, 2011 at 10:44 am

    so pretty! Looks fantastic girl!

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  13. Kristenposted December 6, 2011 at 11:36 am

    What a beautiful trifle. It just screams “festive!” That whole meal sounds delightful.

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  15. jennifurlaposted December 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Oh my goodness, I could barely wait for the pictures as I read the title…yummy

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  16. easyfoodsmithposted December 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    OMG! what beautiful colours and an amazing trifle. It is oozing of the festivity in air!

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  17. Hester @ Alchemy in the Kitchenposted December 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Sommer! This is incredible! I love the colours first off but it is an absolutely perfect combo of Christmas flavours. Sherry Trifle – you are so over! Make way for a Spicy Perspective on this dessert!

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  18. vianneyposted December 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Love the colors, totally need ot make a trifle soon, thanks!!

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  19. Diane {Created by Diane}posted December 6, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    This is so pretty. Must be so wonderful, I have my fork all ready to dig in :)

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  20. Emily @ Life on Foodposted December 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Beautiful holiday dish. I love all of the ingredients. Cannot imagine having them all combined. Will have to try this out soon.

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  21. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted December 6, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Now that’s a showstopper! I’m coming to your house for brunch. ;-)

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  22. A Canadian Foodieposted December 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    What an outstandingly gorgeous dessert that just screams: “HAPPY HOLIDAYS” and the flavours would be just as bold. Love the intense colour of the sauce. Stunning. I think I could add some of the sour cherries I have in my freezer to this with still great effect.
    :)
    V

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  23. carolinaheartstringsposted December 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This looks so beautiful. Fantastic job. I know it tastes as good as it looks.

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  25. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.posted December 6, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    This looks so incredibly good! Love the combo of the gingerbread and pumpkin!

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  26. torviewtorontoposted December 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    dessert looks fabulous lovely colourful combination

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  28. Kathy - Panini Happyposted December 6, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    This is SO pretty, Sommer!

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  29. JulieDposted December 6, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    This looks amazing, Sommer! This would be a huge hit at my house!

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  30. TidyMomposted December 7, 2011 at 7:37 am

    What a stunning and delicious dessert!! I love the combo of flavors!!

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  31. Curtposted December 7, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    Oh man, I love trifle, and this looks so delicious! I love pomegranates.

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  32. Rosaposted December 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Mmmmhhh, delicious! I love trifles.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  33. Mariaposted December 7, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Gorgeous trifle!

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  34. Angie's Recipesposted December 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    I love trifle too! This looks amazing! Stunning colour.

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  35. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)posted December 7, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    That would be a spectacular centerpiece for any holiday meal!

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  36. Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom}posted December 7, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    What a beautiful dessert! The flavors sound so delicious and I am a sucker for anything with ginger lately.

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  37. Dmarieposted December 7, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    absolutely GORGEOUS!!

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  38. Nisrineposted December 7, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    Delicious trifle and photos, Sommer. I love gingerbread and this one looks supermoist.

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  39. Lora ~ cakeduchessposted December 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Gorgeous trifle Sommer. I adore gingerbread and need to try this recipe during the holidays. I like your quicker version option too:)xo

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  40. Rachel @ Not Rachael Rayposted December 8, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Love the colors in this! Gorgeous!

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  41. Divya @flavourfiestaposted December 8, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Wow, that’s definitely not the trifle I’m used to. I love how it’s like a more grown-up and gourmet version of the classic trifle. You’ve got talent, girl!

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  42. Delishhhposted December 8, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    OMG this looks soo good – awesome pictures too.

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  43. Georgia Pellegriniposted December 9, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Now that is a show-stopping holiday dessert. The flavor combination sounds divine. Thanks for the recipe!

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  44. Jen at The Three Little Pigletsposted December 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Very festive! I’m digging that Mudslide Martini… such a great lineup of food and bloggers!

    Reply

  45. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted December 14, 2011 at 6:17 am

    so pretty and inviting!

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  46. Kalynposted December 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    The photos of this dish are just stunning and it sounds amazing.

    Reply

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