I made this last Christmas and had guests asking for seconds. There were no leftovers. A delicious holiday dessert with an elegant presentation. This could become a holiday tradition (except I am so tempted to create so many of Martha Stewart's fantastic holiday desserts on this site).
OMG! I have a couple of gingerbread cake layers in the freezer--they fell just a bit in the middle, so I decided to save them and make trifle for Christmas Eve dinner. Just received a box of pears as a gift. I was scratching my head, searching high and low for a great trifle recipe. I think this is it. I'll let you know!