Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

I've got two little whipped cream addicts on my hands. It's no mystery why to me because the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Whenever my mom served pie during the holidays (usually pumpkin, chess and/or pecan) she would hand out each slice with a huge dollop of cool, creamy, fluffy whipped cream on top. Nothing out of a tub, can or jar, mind you. She made the real stuff, and as soon as I was able to hold a hand mixer I would butt my way in next to her to learn how to make the perfect batch. Real organic whipped cream is always worth the extra few minutes it takes to prepare it. You can see here just how simple and totally worth it is!

These adorable pumpkin pie parfaits are like a pumpkin cheese cake made with layers of cream cheese, crushed graham crackers, and of course, heavenly whipped cream.

Three major reasons why I love this dessert_

1. Kids 4 and up can do almost every step of this recipe on their own.

2. It can be prepared 24 hours in advance, so all you need to do after dinner is pull the jars out of the fridge and serve.

3. It's a ton of fun plunging your spoon into the jar and cutting through the luscious layers of this incredible treat!

If you want a special fall or Thanksgiving dessert that will put a smile on everyone's face, this is almost certainly the one.

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Pumpkin Pie Parfaits (makes 10 parfaits)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese, or non-whipped at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 sleeves graham crackers, crushed (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 10 8-ounce mason jars

Preparation

1. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar with an electric mixer until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes.

2. In a separate bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.

3. Layer the parfait ingredients into mason jars in this order: graham crackers, pumpkin cream cheese mixture, whipped cream. Continue to layer to fill the jar, at least 2 layers of each ingredient.

4. Serve chilled.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.