I love to take this to holiday parties. I usually make a lower calorie version substituting low-cal vanilla pudding and low-cal whipped topping. The pears and ginger never let you think it isn't chock full of calories!
Gingerbread Pear Trifle
Barbara60 Posted: 10/06/10
lpitz3 Posted: 02/04/09
Loved this recipe! Such a beautiful presentation! I made a box mix gingerbread, then made the recipe as written. I had never made custard, and it turned out fantastic! The pears were easy and made the house smell so good! I didn't have fresh or crystallized ginger, so I used ground ginger in both the pears and the whipped cream, and it turned out great! It is very filling, but so good! Definitely, a special occasion recipe!
yosemitehannah Posted: 12/27/10
This is my new "favorite dessert for guests" recipe! I didn't change a thing, thinking I would modify it after trying it. Make it just as written. It is divine. I put a small portion aside for the next day to see how it tasted chilled. It was even better! Wow.
pickbet Posted: 12/12/11
It would be so helpful if the recipes listed the ingredients as they are used, and not need to be divided for each section. I had to rewrite the whole thing before I made it so I wouldn't leave things out or add too much. Do others have this problem?