Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

These Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles are a delicious combination of no bake pumpkin cheesecake, whipped cream and angel food cake! They are super light and festive – I just love them!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

So have you noticed how the price of buying groceries just seems to go up and up? Itโ€™s something my mom and I talk about regularly. It seems so crazy the amount that we spend to feed two people.

Back in May, when I went to the BlogHer Food Conference, ALDI was a sponsor. They were handing out free bottles of wine to everyone attending the conference – they even had a Moscato! As with most things – I like my wine sweet. ๐Ÿ™‚ I heard from many other bloggers about how much they loved ALDI and their prices, but Iโ€™d never been to one myself.

Fast forward a few months and I now know that there is one just down the road and I had no idea. Some friends from small group were talking about the great deals they were getting on groceries there. Another couple just recently told me they once got great patio furniture there for a bargain. Who knew?

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

So when ALDI approached me to work with them over this next month, I was pumped. Iโ€™ve been wanting to finally get my butt over to ALDI and get in on all the savings.

You guys! Why did it take me so long to get there?! The deals!

That bottle of wine that I liked so much (which just happens to be a South African wine – where the hubs is from) is only $4.99 a bottle! That is a steal for such a tasty bottle of wine.

They had so many great baking ingredients for less too. A 5 lb bag of flour was about a dollar less than my grocery store, as was cream cheese and canned pumpkin. I even got some pumpkin spice for almost $3 less! Crazy!

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

The shopping experience is a little different than other grocery stores – thatโ€™s how they keep the costs so low. One of the first things youโ€™ll notice is that to get people to return their carts, you put a quarter in the cart to use it and when you return it, you get your quarter back. When I got to ALDI there were a couple kids there who were LOVING taking turns putting the quarter in to get the cart, only to return it and do it again. Hours of fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Youโ€™ll also want to remember your re-usable bags since they donโ€™t use plastic. I dig it – I always use my re-usable bags anyway. I hate finding a place to store those plastic bags after you get them home. Sometimes I do forget my bags and the plastic ends up filling an entire shelf in my pantry. I could use that shelf for many things – like sugar.

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While I was at ALDI, I picked up some pumpkin puree, pumpkin spice, cream cheese and angel food cake to make these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles. Less than $10 for all those ingredients. Score!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

These trifles are so easy to make too. The pumpkin cheesecake has just a few ingredients that get mixed together until nice and smooth. Then itโ€™s layered with angel food cake (or you could substitute pound cake) and whipped cream (or cool whip, which I used).

This dessert is so wonderfully light, delicious and pumpkin-y! Perfect for after a big meal where you want a tasty pumpkin treat – but not something too heavy that youโ€™ll burst at the seams. Like Thanksgiving, perhaps? ๐Ÿ™‚

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

This post is sponsored by ALDI, but all opinions are my own.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Yield: 6-7 trifles

Ingredients

8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup + 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
12 oz cool whip, divided (or homemade whipped cream)
Angel food cake, cut into pieces*

Instructions

1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
2. Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and mix until smooth.
3. Fold in 4 oz of Cool Whip.
4. Place an even layer of angel food cake pieces into the bottom of the cups or jars you're using.
5. Add an even layer of pumpkin cheesecake on top of the cake.
6. Top pumpkin cheesecake with a layer of cool whip.
7. Repeat steps 4-6. Sprinkle a little pumpkin spice or cinnamon on top.
8. Store trifles in fridge for 2-3 hours, or until ready to serve.

*You'll only need about half (around 6-7 ounces) of an angel food cake
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Enjoy!

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