Pumpkin Parfaits

These darling mini desserts will spice up any celebration, and they're ready to eat in just 20 minutes.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8


cups whipping cream
teaspoon vanilla
cup canned pumpkin pie mix (not plain pumpkin)
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
tablespoons powdered sugar
plastic cups (6 oz)
1 1/2
cups crushed gingersnap cookies
oz white chocolate baking bar, broken into 8 pieces

  • 1 In medium bowl, beat whipping cream and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form (thick, but cream still falls onto itself). Refrigerate.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat pumpkin pie mix and cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add powdered sugar; beat until well combined. Taste for sweetness and if necessary, add more powdered sugar.
  • 3 Gently fold half of the whipped cream into pumpkin mixture.
  • 4 To assemble parfaits in plastic cups, layer crushed cookies, pumpkin mixture and plain whipped cream. To garnish, top each with whipped cream and 1 piece of white chocolate. Store in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

Instead of white chocolate as a garnish, use a whole gingersnap cookie instead.

Replace gingersnaps with graham crackers, and garnish with pieces of a milk chocolate bar for a play on s’mores.