In minutes you’ll have the easiest Thanksgiving dessert ever — and maybe the most scrumptious too with these Pumpkin Pie Parfaits!

Pin

I’ve got three little whipped cream addicts on my hands. It’s no mystery why considering 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!

Pin
Pin

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!

Pin

When I think of fall and the holidays, pumpkin and pumpkin spice is my first thought. We’re always making some sort of pumpkin something this time of year like Pumpkin WafflesVegan Pumpkin Pancakes or even a traditional Maple Pumpkin Pie. The possibilities are endless! 

Pin

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

Pin

Pumpkin Pie Parfaits

No ratings yet
Servings: 1
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

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

Instructions 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve chilled.

Video

Nutrition

Sodium: 180mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Calories: 340kcal | Fat: 26g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 26g
Did you make this recipe?Mention @Weelicious or tag #weelicious!

About the Author

Catherine is a 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.

Comments

  1. […] great variation on pumpkin pies, this recipe for Pumpkin Pie Parfaits will be a big hit with your kids. The recipe is from Weelicious […]

  2. I have made this twice now, once to test out and again tonight to take to a work pot luck tomorrow. The first time I ran out of pumpkin filling, but had tons of graham crackers and whipped cream left. This time I doubled the pumpkin filling but left everything else the same. I must have used too much of the pumpkin in my first layer because I ran out again and had to really spread it thin in my second layer and ended up junking up lots of the crumbs layer! I put it into a 9×13 foil pan that can be thrown away after, and this time I had just enough whipped cream and used one sleeve of crumbs for each graham layer. Despite my challenges, my son and I both loved this!

  3. I’ve recently cut white sugar out of my diet, so I’m going to try this with some subsitutions.. Maple syrup in the whip cream (I tried this on thanksgiving and it was amazing!), but for the pie part I’m not sure if coconut sugar or agave would be better… any thoughts? The graham crackers are going to take a little more digging..

  4. Orange and navy for me. I would like to think that me and my walker can be a courtny version of fabulous. It’s great for my health, takes very little time with a little planning. I don’t want to cringe when I pass a mirror. I hope that people think ” She may be grey and wrinkly but she has style.

  5. I made these for dessert the other night and they were a big hit! Kids and husband loved them:) Thanks for sharing!

  6. I didn’t have mason jars so I just put it all in one large trifle dish. It was beautiful and so delicious!!

  7. […] {5} It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is in less than a week! Where did the year go?! Each Thanksgiving, I like to try a new recipe, one that puts a spin on the traditional dishes. I’m considering these pumpkin pie parfaits, yummy! {source} […]

  8. so, what’s the nutritional breakdown here? just curious. LOTS of fat in this, as good as it sounds…

  9. So Weelicious! I made these tonight and they were a hit. Thanks Catherine for yet another tasty treat.

  10. Could I try making this as one big parfait? I’d like to make them for Thanksgiving, but we’re having 16 people, so I thought it would be nice to make this, but all in one bowl. Would that work, or am I missing something?

  11. Yum! It’s like Lisa Leakes recipe! I’m totally taking hers and yours and doing it up! Thanks for the great idea!

  12. Your timing’s impeccable Catherine! I have mini-pie-pumpkins leftover from our Halloween decorations that my 4yo’s been asking if we can bake with. This will be perfect – thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating