Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

Easy pumpkin parfait recipe that goes together in just a few minutes and is delish. Serve it in mason jars for a cute and easy presentation!

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Have I got a dessert for you! This Pumpkin Parfait recipe is a combination of ginger snap goodness and pumpkin cheesecake. It’s the perfect make-ahead dish too. It actually tasted better the second day. I made individual servings in 8 oz. wide mouth ball jars but you could easily do this in a larger dish and serve pieces. Another idea is to make smaller individual servings in 4 oz. ball jars. 

I used the crust recipe from my Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits but substituted the ginger snaps for the graham crackers. I wasn’t sure if it would hold together but it worked great. I took a shortcut by using the cheesecake filling but honestly, you can’t tell. By adding the pumpkin and spices it really tastes fresh and has a great texture…sort of smooth.

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Pumpkin Parfait Recipe

Easy pumpkin parfait recipe that goes together in just a few minutes and is delish. Serve it in mason jars for a cute and easy presentation!
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Servings: 6 jars
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes


  • 30 Nabisco Ginger Snaps
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 6 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tub Philadelphia Cheesecake filling ready to eat
  • 1/2 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • Crush ginger snaps in a food processor until fine.
  • Add sugar and melted butter. Stir until well mixed.
  • Set aside.
  • Combine Cheesecake filling, pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  • Mix until fluffy.
  • Put 2 heaping tablespoons of ginger snap mixture in parfait dishes or mason jars.
  • Pat down firmly with a spoon.
  • Spoon cheesecake mixture over ginger snap crust.
  • Refrigerate at least two hours. Overnight is best.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and Pepperidge Farm "gingerman" cookies if desired.


I used six 8 oz. wide-mouth ball jars.
I used a 2 inch scoop to fill the jars. Each jar took two scoops of filling.
If you used a little less filling, you could easily fill 8 jars.
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I used Pepperidge Farms “gingerman” cookies for a garnish. I think you could use these as your crust but there aren’t enough in one package. It would take two packages, but then you could skip the box of ginger snaps all together. The ginger snaps are amazing dunked in milk though so keep that in mind!

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I’ll be back Sunday with some fall porch decorating ideas. I, like many of you, love this time of year. I can start wearing my cardigans again and the yard work eases up until the leaves begin to fall. I made my first pot of soup of the season and some zucchini bread. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and that Autumn has arrived where you are. See you soon!

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  1. Looking forward to trying for my next Autumn party! (Thanks! Have pinned it.)

  2. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    These looks so delicious! Love the individual servings! Would love to invite you to share them (or any of your other creations) at our link up party on my blog please. Hope your weekend is lovely!

  3. Good Afternoon Ann, Living in England, I find we do not use pumpkin very much, so I am looking forward to trying your pumpkin parfait recipe. I love the flavour of ginger and ginger snaps are a real favourite of mine. I love how you have served the parfaits, they look really fabulous.
    Best Wishes to you.

  4. Ann, I made the Pumpkin Parfait recipe last night for my guys, they loved it! I made it in a 9×13 pan.
    Next time I’m going to use mason jars! Thanks for the delicious recipe.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Yay! I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know!

  5. Shirley@housepitality designs says:

    Love everything pumpkin Ann…so this recipe will be served at the next ladies lunch…love it and love the gingerbread man garnish!…

  6. Yes, please! This will satisfy my pumpkin cravings very nicely! Pinning!

    1. This looks great….however they no longer stock the Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling at the local grocery stores. Not even Walmart. Anyone else having difficulties finding this product?

      1. Ann Drake says:

        Beth I found mine at Walmart. The only other grocery store I use is Kroger but I haven’t looked there. Hope you can find it!

        1. They have it at Winn Dixie.

          1. Making this for my card group next week…can’t wait. It sounds wonderful, such a nice dessert for fall..

  7. These look great! I’ve decided…your Pumpkin Parfaits will be my Thanksgiving dessert. Thank you for being such a wonderful inspiration and for sharing your ideas. You’re the best!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      You are welcome Nora…and thank you for your lovely comment!

  8. These look so yummy, Ann! They’re adorable too!

  9. Edie Marie says:

    Oh Ann this looks and sounds sooo delicious!! I am so excited it’s time for pumpkin everything.
    Thanks for all your great inspiration!

    Blessings, Edie Marie

  10. These look really good…I will have to try. Love how you presented them. Thanks for the recipe!

  11. I will have to try this. Easy and delish I bet ! I love it that you used the already prepared cheesecake filling.

  12. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    Ann, these parfaits are too, too cute. I think I’ll make them one day and surprise Shelley (during homeschool…) She will love these parfaits!

    Thanks for posting the recipe. Pinned it!

  13. It looks delish….could you package one up and send it over. I could use one about now..

  14. Kathleen G says:

    I love pumpkin and gingersnap. Perfect combination and easy to make. I love your presentation too. Nice fall desert, even for Thanksgiving.

    1. Jackie @2 Barnes Ranch says:

      This looks like something my hubby would love! Going to have to make some soon…May try it with fresh pumpkin since I grew WAY too many. Thanks for this beautiful recipe.

  15. Oh Ann this looks so good, love pumpkin and ginger snaps together!!! Thanks for sharing.


  16. Oh, Ann, this dessert is calling me! I had no idea you could buy cheesecake filling. It looks simple and delicious. Thanks so much.

  17. I can’t wait to try these! I am SO into easy food, and if there are words like cheesecake, pumpkin, and ginger snap in a recipe it’s a GO for me! I have these tiny glass cups from Crate and Barrel (not sure if you have that store) that make a perfect small bite of a dessert for a group of ladies. This recipe will be perfect for it, although the cute ‘men’ will need a substitution. Thanks again Ann, for a great site!

  18. YUM! I’m going to try this recipe soon :) Thanks for sharing!

  19. kirby carespodi says:

    This looks awesome! I’m having a big party in November and these will be perfect!

  20. I know these will be a big hit in our home. Thank you for sharing.

  21. These look yummy! Where did you buy your little jars?

  22. Cheese cake filling? I never knew. Oh, the endless holiday recipes. I guess I better join my husband at grocery shopping. I usually just hand him the list. Adding those cute gingersnap men to my friend’s birthday basket. She will love them. Celebrated “half way to St. Patrick’s Day” yesterday with my friends who visited Ireland with me two years ago. Our guide had never heard of this celebration. Definitely an American “tradition.” Have a beautiful day.

  23. Oh my, the pumpkin parfaits look delicious, I will definitely be making these!! I have already been searching for something pumpkin to take to my brothers “End of Summer” bash in a couple of weeks. This looks very easy and I love the idea of using the gingersnaps for the crust. I’m also ready to decorate my porch for fall. I’m excited to see what you’ve got for us, I know it’s going to be great because all of your decorations are amazing!