Contrary to popular belief, pumpkin is not just a fall treat—this versatile, sweet-tasting veggie is an ingredient to be savored all year round. We prefer to enjoy it as dessert during all four seasons! Our pumpkin parfait recipe is easy and no-bake, so you won’t even need the oven!

With simple ingredients like honey graham crackers, vanilla pudding and pumpkin purée you can easily prepare a dessert that’ll yield ooh’s and ahh’s from everyone around the table.

We served them in small glassware so no one feels guilty about indulging! You can even save a few calories by skipping the cream cheese layer. Besides, once you tell everyone that pumpkin is a superfood—a great source of vitamin A and fiber—they’ll be asking for seconds and thirds!

Pumpkin parfait recipe

Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

Pumpkin is the perfect sweet and savory ingredient to enjoy all year round—so dive into this easy, no-bake pumpkin parfait recipe!

Ingredients
 

Yield: 12 -15 mini parfaits
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  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 16 oz cream cheese, divided
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup whipped cream, plus additional for garnish, dairy or dairy-free
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 8 oz can pumpkin purée
  • 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, additional for garnish

Instructions
 

  • To make the crust, melt butter in a microwave safe bowl then pour into a small mixing bowl. Stir in graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon until blended. Set aside.
  • To make the cream cheese layer, beat 8 oz cream cheese, milk and sugar until smooth then add 1 cup prepared whipped cream and stir until blended. Set aside.
  • To make the pumpkin layer, whisk together milk, pumpkin purée, pudding, 8 oz cream cheese, pie spice and cinnamon for 2 minutes and until well combined.
  • To assemble parfaits, place 1 Tbsp of graham cracker mixture to each glass and press down into bottom to create bottom crust. Add 1 Tbsp cream cheese mixture to top of graham cracker crust. Add 1 Tbsp of the pumpkin mixture next then top with a dollop of whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Notes

Pumpkin is packed with Beta Carotene and can be used as a replacement for butter, eggs or oil to reduce calories.
Calories: 249kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 36mg, Sodium: 416mg, Potassium: 131mg, Fiber: 0.3g, Sugar: 18g
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Pumpkin parfait recipe