April 3, 2007
posted by Amber at 9:39 AM

Prep Time: 40 Minutes ~ Ready In: 40 Minutes
Yields: 42 servings

1 (18.25 ounce) package Yellow Cake Mix
6 cups cold Milk
3 (3.4 ounce) pkgs Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
1 (12 ounce) jar Caramel ice cream topping
1 1/2 cups chopped Pecans, toasted
2 (21 ounce) cans Apple Pie Filling
2 (16 ounce) containers frozen Whipped Topping, thawed

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions, using two greased 9-in. round baking pans. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. In a large bowl, whisk milk, pudding mixes and apple pie spice for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Cut one cake layer if necessary to fit evenly in an 8-qt. punch bowl. Poke holes in cake with a long wooden skewer; gradually pour a third of the caramel topping over cake. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans and spread with half of the pudding mixture. Spoon one can of pie filling over pudding; spread with one carton of whipped topping. Top with remaining cake and repeat layers. Drizzle with remaining caramel topping and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Refrigerate until serving.
Submitted by: Janelle



At April 3, 2007 at 9:58 AM, Blogger Amber

WOW! This sounds amazing!! I was going to bring a Lemon Trifle to an Easter gathering this weekend...BUT...now I'm tempted to make this! Too bad I already bought all of the ingredients for the other trifle alreay. Hmmm, we'll see!!


At April 4, 2007 at 9:03 AM, Blogger karina

i'm going to try this tonight. my husband is a youth pastor and some youth come over wednesday nights. since we have so many crab apples (chopped and frozen, made into apple pie filling, you name it) from our tree last summer i'm trying to use them all up before this summer, so i'm trying out different apple recipes on the youth every week :) just when i was wondering how i was ever going to use them all up i find a new recipe! thanks janelle and amber :)


At April 6, 2007 at 11:40 PM, Blogger karina

yes, janelle, i did try this trifle and it turned out excellently! it was really good. i think my bowl was smaller than what was suggested in the recipe so i definitely could've used only two packages of pudding and probably only one container of cool whip, and i didn't use a whole container of caramel sauce either. the taste was really delicious. i would make this again and recommend it to anyone who wants to try something new.