Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits are an easy to make, festive pumpkin dessert to serve for Thanksgiving or Fall holiday parties! 

Pumpkin Cheesecake ParfaitspinterestLayers of no bake pumpkin cheesecake, cool whip, and crumbled gingersnaps make for a mouthwatering treat!

Hi again everyone! Nichole here from The Salty Marshmallow. I wanted to share a favorite Thanksgiving dessert of mine with you today. These pumpkin parfaits are so rich, and creamy, and just a really fun twist on the traditional pumpkin pie.

As you can see from my pictures, I made three giant parfaits! When I say giant, I mean there was no way they could be finished by one person. Trust me, my kids definitely tried! What’s great about this recipe is you can make larger sized parfaits for a smaller gathering. Or, you can use small cups that are clear plastic to make several parfaits for a crowd.

If you want to make a bunch of these pumpkin parfaits, you can get about 10-12 total from one recipe. This recipe can easily be doubled if you want to make more!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

Can Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits be made ahead of time?

One question I get a lot about parfaits is making them ahead. Parfaits are always best when eaten fairly soon after assembling them.

  • You can make these about 6 hours in advance if you need too.
  • I recommend layering them in your choice of container, then covering each cup with a little plastic wrap.
  • Sit them all on a baking sheet, and keep them refrigerated until it’s time to eat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

The main reason that I adore this recipe is the look on my guests faces when they see this dessert on our holiday table!  I think people are so used to the traditional pies that they sometimes don’t give the Thanksgiving desserts a second thought.  I love delighting my family with surprises like this, and they love devouring their own individual cup of pumpkin cheesecake goodness!

If pumpkin just isn’t your thing, I recommend checking out my Caramel Apple Crisp or Cranberry Orange Oatmeal Cookies!


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Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Parfaits are layers of no bake pumpkin cheesecake, cool whip, and crumbled gingersnaps and make for a mouthwatering treat!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 120 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • 1 15 Ounce Can Pumpkin
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 8 Ounce Cool Whip, or two cups of whipped cream topping
  • 1 Pound Gingersnaps, crushed


  • In a large bowl mix together the pumpkin, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, and pumpkin pie spice with a hand mixer until well combined.
  • In small containers layer the crushed gingersnaps, pumpkin mixture, and cool whip as desired. Serve with a gingersnap cookie on top and enjoy!
NOTE: The easiest way to crush the gingersnaps is to use a food processor. They can also be placed into a large zip top plastic bag and crushed with a rolling pin.
NOTE: These can be made up to 6 hours in advance and stored in the refrigerator until serving.


Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6174IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: Cheesecake, Dessert, Easy, parfait, pumpkin
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Hi, I'm Nichole and I love cooking up classic family comfort foods! Creating easy meals for the everyday home cook out of simple ingredients that don't sacrifice flavor is my mission!
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Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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