This Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert is perfect for upcoming holiday meals, including Thanksgiving. It is made with an Oreo crust, pumpkin mousse, and whipped cream. Don’t you just want to dive into this? This could become your new favorite pumpkin dessert for the Fall season.
Remember this dessert? My PUMPKIN MOUSSE served in a chocolate drizzled Martini glass with candied pecans?. Well, it’s still a favorite but I thought it was time to give a bit of an update. It was part of the inspiration for the Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert.
If you are looking for a unique dessert to share with family and friends for the holidays, this is it. Make a day ahead of time as a time saver, then add fresh whipped cream and crumbled Oreos last minute.
A trifle bowl is a great serving dish to have if you don’t have one yet. I’ve included a link here for you to check out which is similar to mine.
I love to use these for any layered desserts and salads.
If you don’t have a trifle bowl, any taller bowl, even the bowls which remind you of fish bowls will work well.
A few alternate ideas for serving this Oreo Pumpkin Trifle is in individual servings.
Make in Mini Parfait Glasses
Inspired from one of our favorite restaurants, Seasons 52, these small desserts are great for when you want just a bite of something sweet after a meal.
Whipped topping could be added to these also. Garnish with Mini-Oreos or crushed Oreos.
Make them ahead of time also and put on your buffet table so everyone can have a few bites.
As always, remember to Pin this for later ideas and to grab the recipe.
Here’s a link to glasses which not exactly like mine since they are no longer available.
Even plastic ones for a large group – no washing dishes
Small mason jars are also a great way to prepare these ahead of time. This is convenient for any holiday gathering or maybe an office party.
Crushing Oreos is much easier with a food processor. If you don’t have one, place the Oreos in a Zip-Lock bag and crush with a rolling pin.
I keep crushed Oreos on hand (without butter) to use as a topping on ice cream. And it makes a great garnish on any chocolate dessert. If butter is added, you will need to refrigerate.
Here’s another great dessert to use crushed Oreos.
Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert
A delicious, creamy mixture of pumpkin mousse, Oreos, and whipped cream.
- Pumpkin Mousse
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon all spice
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Oreo Layer
- 60 Oreos
- 1 1/4 stick butter, 10 T - melted
- Whipped Topping
- 1 1/ 2 C heavy whipping cream
- 1 - 2 T sugar
- Pumpkin Mousse
- Combine pumpkin, 1 cup heavy cream, sugar and spices in a medium saucepan.
- Heat until it comes to a slight bubble and simmer 4 – 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Pour mixture into a medium mixing bowl to cool.
- In a medium size bowl, whip remaining 2 cups of heavy cream to stiff peaks.
- Fold approximately 1/3 of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.
- After this is incorporated well, fold in remaining whipped cream, being careful not to overmix.
- Oreo Layer
- Crush Oreos.
- Stir in melted butter until well blended.
- Reserve about 1/4 C for garnish on top.
- Whipped Topping
- Whip heavy cream and sugar together to form stiff peaks.
- Oreo mixture
- Pumpkin mixture
- Oreo mixture
- Pumpkin mixture
- Whipped topping
- Garnish with crushed Oreos
- Refrigerate immediately
I usually make the whipped topping with a little less sugar when using on a sweeter dessert like this.
The pumpkin mixture can be made ahead of time (before adding the whipped cream) and refrigerate.
Layer in mason jars or mini parfait glasses as desired.
This recipe could easily be made in half if doing a smaller amount of jars or parfait glasses.
Adapted from Pumpkin Mousse With Candied Pecans and Chocolate
GiGi Eats says
My husband would jump out of a plane for this. His obsession with oreos is REALLLLLL! lol!
Okay, I’m not sure if you had me at pumpkin or Oreo – LOVE IT ALL!! Excited to try these!
Yeah – a little chocolate, especially Oreos, can make everything better.
This looks amazing! I want this dessert for Thanksgiving.
It is so good – and easy to do part of it ahead of time.
Agness of Run Agness Run says
As a passionate lover of Oreos, this dessert would be my new favorite one. My mouth is watering after seeing your pictures, Rosemary. What kind of sugar do you use for this recipe?
Lori Jo says
Yum! This is a winner and so pretty, will be giving this recipe a try. Thanks for the post! 🙂
Lori Jo – 50 With Flair
Put oreos with almost anything and it makes it better. Let me know if you try it.
This looks amazing!! It also reminded me that I need to order parfait glasses!
Layering a dessert makes it so much prettier. Hope you try it.
robin rue says
Oreos AND pumpkin all in one! Sign me up! This sounds like an awesome fall dessert.
Amber Myers says
I know I would love this! I’m a huge fan of oreos and pumpkin, so this is amazing. I might have to make it on Thanksgiving!
you had me at pumpkin but add OREO to it?! HECK YEs please- it’s gorgeous too!
OMG that looks soooooo good! I’m going to get stuff to make this tomorrow. If I can just keep the kids out of the oreos….
Ice Cream n Sticky Fingers says
Oreos are one of my favorite cookies. I’m going to have to give this recipe a try but I’ll leave out the pumpkin flavor. I have to admit that I tried the whole pumpkin spice a few days ago thinking my taste buds might have changed. Nope. 🙁 My daughter loves pumpkin though so she would this dessert how its made. 🙂
Everytime I hear the word trifle I think of the Thanksgiving episode from Friends, lol. I have never made a trifle before, I thought it would take a lot of time. I do like the idea of making this the day before so I might try it this year at Thanksgiving.
Monica Y says
Ok you got me at those ingredients, the combination of flavors sounds so good, I cannot wait to make this for the family
Pam Wattenbarger says
This sounds really tasty. I have always been a big fan of trifle type desserts, and I am sure this would be no exception.
What a fun idea for a trifle! I have never actually made a trifle before. This sounds really good and a lot of fun to make.
Chef Dennis says
This Oreo Pumpkin Trifle Dessert is mouth watering! I can’t stop myself from craving. I will definitely have it one of these days!
Terri Steffes says
I love trifle desserts and this one looks so good. I would love the pumpkin in it.
Denay DeGuzman says
What a delicious fall dessert! I’d love to make this beautiful trifle for an upcoming seasonal party!
Ruth I says
That is a huge dessert perfect for our family occassion! I love Oreo and I’m excited to try this!
My sweet tooth is begging me to make those desserts. And pumpkin you said? I love pumpkin everything. Yum!
This sounds like an amazing dessert. I know my family would love this. My youngest daughter really loves Oreos, so I’m sure she’d love this the most.
Ashley Saunders says
I bet pumpkin fans will be all over this. It seems perfect for fall and family gatherings.
That looks so good! My kids love Oreo and pumpkin! Can’t wait to try this!
Karen Morse says
I love that you can serve it in different ways. It’s always nice to use oreo cookies as a crust for pies and desserts like this. Definitely something that I can easily prepare for gatherings and parties this season! YUM!
Pumpkin and oreo is ultimate combo I am going to give this for Halloween party kids will love it.
Linda Johnston says
Beautiful and delicious! A winning combination!
Thanks. My guys think Oreos makes everything better.
This looks so good! I especially like the pumpkin mousse part! My family would love it!
I’m not one of those pumpkin everything, but this is really good. I have been known to make up some of the mousse for myself.