I seriously can’t believe that Thanksgiving is in 3 days! I am so not ready, not even close. The post-it note hanging from my monitor that I creatively titled “Thanksgiving” has one item written on it – Turkey. Yep, according to my list, all I need is a turkey.
If I am being honest, cooking on Thanksgiving sort of annoys me. Sure it’s great to hang out with the family and eat until we all slip into a tryptophan-induced coma, but seriously have you ever actually analyzed the process? Let me break it down for you.
Here is how my prep goes:
Wednesday Morning: Make pie and pumpkin roll. (2 hours)
Wednesday Afternoon: Head to grocery store for all the fixings – after I finish my list. (1.5 hours)
Pick up the turkey that I ordered thanks to the aforementioned post-it note (30 minutes)
Wednesday Evening: Head to “stuffing night” with Brittani’s family (3 hours)
Wednesday Night: Brine Turkey (1 hour)
Thursday Morning: Start cooking and continue cooking all whilst making an insane mess and chasing off my father who will inevitably be trying to pluck turkey skin from a piping hot bird. (5 hours)
Thursday Evening: Eat dinner (10 minutes)
Thursday Evening: Clean the kitchen while everyone else suffers from the aforementioned turkey coma. (Eleventy billion hours)
So let’s see – 14 hours of prep and an endless line of dishes afterwards for 10 minutes of eating pleasure? Yeah – can ya tell why it kind of irks me?
If your Thanksgiving schedule looks anything like mine, you may be in search of a quick, delicious dessert that can be prepped and assembled in minutes. I’m coming to your rescue (and my own) with these simple Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles. They start with a base of crushed Biscoff cookies followed by a velvety layer of pumpkin cheesecake filling and are finished with a swirl of whipped topping. In a small glass, these elegant trifles are sure to be a hit at any Thanksgiving table. And as a bonus, those little trifle glasses are dishwasher safe!
I hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a delicious start!
Saturday 10th of October 2020
No sizes were listed so I tripled the recipe for my family. It made a large trifle bowl. Looks great but the bowl is to the rim without the top whipped cream
Wednesday 27th of June 2018
Really, super simple and easy to do. I loved the idea
Thursday 28th of June 2018
Thanks so much for stopping by! -Jamie
Monday 21st of November 2016
Should I double or triple the recipe for a large trifle bowl?
Can't wait to try this!!
Tuesday 22nd of November 2016
Hi, Linda! I've never made these in a large trifle bowl, but I would say double the recipe. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know how it goes!
Wednesday 12th of October 2016
These are amazing -- in the vain of pumpkin spiced 'everything,' this are the real deal! Will absolutely be making them for thanksgiving!
Thursday 13th of October 2016
Thank you, Cory! I hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
Tuesday 1st of December 2015
You can easily make this ahead of time by taking the ingredients after Step #3 in a piping bag and assemble when you need it. It stores and tastes great days later. Make sure to clip off the end so it does not go through the piping tip until you want it to.