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Gingerbread Trifle with Cognac Custard and Pears

Layers of Cognac custard and warm pears are stacked between slices of gingerbread to create a dessert that's a perfect ending to your holiday feast.

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December/January 1996
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  • doyles1217
    4 DEC, 2013
    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).
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  • cookiepusher
    20 DEC, 2007
    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!
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