Friday, November 15, 2013

Double Layer Pumpkin Parfait Cups Recipe

Double Layer Pumpkin Parfait Cups Recipe

~~~for Thanksgiving~~~~

I don't know about many of you but I always host 
Thanksgiving dinner, and by the time it comes to
serving dessert I am about wiped out exhausted.

Well, look what my youngest daughter came up with
as an easy grab-it-and-serve-yourself dessert!

Cindy asked in comments, so I should add this:
Daughter made them for that awesome
Halloween party she hosted and I just saved
mentioning it till now to be a seperate post.

If you missed the post about her awesome party you can find
the post here.

There was a fall coloured MnM on top I accidentally
pushed down that you can't see, didn't notice till it was
too late consumed. Oops.

But don't they look fun all lined up together?

First make a cookie or graham crackers crust following a generic online or on box recipe for it and place in bottom of little plastic shot glass cups. The vessel may be motified to use anything see-through that you may already have, too such as wine glasses, ect. She wanted little bit size ones because more often than not one just needs a little taste of sweet and not an entirely huge dessert.

Filling ingredients you will need:

1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp. milk, divided
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) vanilla Instant pudding
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves


Beat cream cheese, 1 Tbsp. milk and sugar in large bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in half the COOL WHIP. Pipe spread onto bottom of crust.

Whisk remaining milk, pumpkin, dry pudding mixes and spices 2 min. (Mixture will be thick.) Pipe spread over cream cheese layer. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve topped with remaining whipped topping.....and/or other options: fall coloured sprinkles, coloured sugar sprinkles, shaved chocolate. 

There you have it - a fun, cute and simple dessert
for your guests - and easy to transportor send home
if that is what you do, too!

As always, thank you for your visit!




  1. Oh Michele, thanks for sharing! They look delicious!

  2. I am saving this to use. YUM! The kids, especially are going to love this- xo Diana

  3. This looks really delicious and would also be great for taking to a buffet party. Enjoy!

  4. Those sound really good. Have you made them ahead for Thanksgiving or another occasion?

  5. Sounds good and looks so pretty!

    Thank you for your sweet comment today _ I appreciate your encouragement!

    Have a great weekend,

  6. Looks wonderful Michelle - very pretty presentation!

  7. This looks yummy and so easy! I could use my gluten free cookies in the bottom and it would work for me too. Kuddos to you daughter!

  8. What perfect little desserts for serving after the big meal! xo

  9. That looks so good! Thanks for the recipe.

  10. I just might try this, it looks delicious and pretty to look at!

  11. Mmmm, this looks delicious, Michele! A great idea, too, because a lot of times after Thanksgiving dinner I just want a little bit of something sweet {or a taste of all the desserts!}.

  12. I would love them! They are cute, too! Too bad that my family is such a picky bunch. I've got three no veggie eaters, two no meat eaters, five no cream cheese eaters. What's a gal to do? I'm thinking of ordering take-out!

  13. These are cute, and as you say, just enough for something sweet after a big turkey meal.

  14. Michele, those look and sound delicious . Good idea on the self serve part too. Happy Sunday…
    XOXO Mary

  15. Yum, Yum!!! I'm hoping my daughter will come up with something for dessert on Thanksgiving!
    Mary Alice

  16. Yum! I *adore* pumpkin treats so this would be right up my alley! Since my sister is cooking Thanksgiving this year, maybe I will just experiment with some new desserts ...

  17. This looks so yummy! I pinned it. :)
    I'll be trying this later for sure.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  18. Hi Michele, I love your awesome layered pumpkin parfait! I featured you this week at Boogieboard Cottage. Blessings, Mary


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