NILLA Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

57  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 3 hr 25 min total
  • Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup each

So creamy. So easy. And so impressive. And less than 30 minutes of prep makes this the perfect party dessert.

NILLA Pumpkin Mousse Trifle Recipe


  • 42 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 plus 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1 pkg. (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, divided
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. butter


  • Arrange  32 wafers on bottom and up side of 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl. Beat cream cheese and pumpkin in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Add vanilla and 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice; mix well.
  • Beat  pudding mix and milk in separate medium bowl with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP. Add cream cheese mixture; mix well.
  • Spoon  half the pudding mixture into prepared bowl; top with layers of remaining wafers, then remaining pudding mixture. Top with remaining COOL WHIP. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.
  • Meanwhile,  toss nuts with sugar and 1/8 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Melt butter in medium skillet on medium heat. Add nuts; cook and stir 5 to 7 min. or until lightly toasted. Spread onto sheet of waxed paper; cool completely.
  • Top  dessert with nuts just before serving.

Recipe Tips

VariationPrepare using Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, Neufchatel cheese, vanilla fat-free sugar-free instant pudding mix and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.


Nutrition Information

Makes 12 servings, 2/3 cup each

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 260 
    • Total fat 16 g
    • Saturated fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 25 mg
    • Sodium 270 mg
    • Carbohydrate 27 g
    • Dietary fiber 2 g
    • Total sugars 17 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 4 g
    • Vitamin A 120 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 8 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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