16-20ouncesfrozen pound cakethawed (I used about 1 1/2 12 ounce pound cakes)
For the apples:
1lemonfor juicing on the sliced apples
1/2cuppacked brown sugar
For the Cheesecake Filling:
16ouncescream cheeseroom temperature
4tablespoonssalted butterroom temperature
1 1/2cupspowdered sugar
2cupscold heavy cream
2 1/2cupscaramel sauce
1 1/3cupschopped pecans
Prepare the cake:
Cut the pound cake into cubes. Set aside.
Prepare the apples:
Peel and core apples.
Squeeze lemon on them as you go to prevent browning.
Chop into bite-sized pieces.
In a pan with high sides, add sugar, butter and cinnamon.
Cook over low-medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently until melted.
Continue to stir and cook for about 12-14 minutes, until softened. The exact timing will depend on how big the apple pieces are.
Set aside to cool.
Prepare the cheesecake filling:
In a stand mixer, blend the cream cheese and butter together for 1 minute or until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Blend for an additional 1 minute until smooth.
Add the heavy cream in ¼ cup increments until the mixture is fluffy and smooth.
Refrigerate until assembling.
Assemble the trifle:
Place half of the pound cake cubes in the bottom of the dish.
Top with 1/3 of the cheesecake mixture, half of the cooled apples, 1 cup of the caramel, and ½ cup of the pecans.
Repeat with the second half of the pound cake, ⅓ of the cheesecake mixture, and the remaining apples, ½ cup of pecans.
Then top with the remaining cheesecake mixture.
Drizzle with the remaining caramel and chopped pecans.
Store in the refrigerator until serving.
*Sara Lee makes as delicious frozen pound cake, but any brand will do.
The calories shown are based on the trifle serving 20, with 1 serving being 1/20 of the trifle. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**
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