Chyrel's Recipes From Friends

Pumpkin Pie Trifle
What could be more elegant and so easy!

1 (2 lb, 14 oz package ) frozen Mrs. Smith's Special Recipe Homemade Pumpkin Pie
3 c whipping cream
3/4 c maple syrup, divided
1 tsp maple extract
1/4 c chopped pecans, toasted (optional)

Remove and discard paper circle from pie. Place frozen pie in pan on a heavy baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 1 hour and 5 minutes to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack at least 2 hours. Cut pie into cubes.

Beat whipping cream, 3 tablespoons maple syrup, and maple extract at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Layer half of pie in a 3-quart trifle dish or bowl, or place evenly into individual brandy glasses. Drizzle with half of remaining maple syrup, and top with half of whipped cream mixture. Repeat procedure. Sprinkle with pecans, if desired.
Serves 10

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