Take creamy velvety spiced pumpkin pie filling, layer it with golden fall spiced Oreo crumble, and crown it with a generous dollop of whipped cream and you’ve got yourself an incredible pumpkin parfait. These little babies are some of my favorite pumpkin desserts, maybe even more so than pumpkin pie itself!
Pumpkin spice cookies and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a really nice treat when you get into the snowy cold weather months, but these little gems are a fabulous introduction to the fall holidays. It’s almost impossible to describe how good they are.
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I feel like we don’t get enough pumpkin pie. It seems unfair that such a delicious treat is only really served in the fall and maybe at Thanksgiving and Christmas. What’s up with that? If I were in charge (a scary thought, I’ll admit), I would ensure that pumpkin pie was served year-round.
In that spirit, this recipe for pumpkin pie parfaits is a great snack to enjoy in every season.
One thing I love about this recipe is how easy it is!
- This is pumpkin pie for those of us who don’t have time to worry about pie crust.
- It’s the luscious, creamy pumpkin pie center with a little added cookie crumble for good measure.
- The Golden Oreo, with a little pumpkin pie spice, is the perfect complement in both taste and texture.
How To Make Pumpkin Parfait Recipe
Crafting these little parfait treats is the easiest masterpiece you’ll ever be proud to serve. Simply mix up your cookie crumble and combine parfait filling in a separate bowl.
Now assemble by layering into individual serving cups, top with whipped cream, and garnish with cinnamon. Voila! Beautiful fall deliciousness at its finest.
You’ll want your little pumpkin parfaits to have a bit of time in the fridge to set up BUT they are best served the day they’re made. When they sit in the fridge overnight the cookie crumble layers go soft. So, for best results just give them a couple of hours of chill time before serving.
I like to sprinkle a little cinnamon on the whipped cream but that is totally optional.
Pumpkin – The recipe for these yummy little parfait desserts calls for a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree. If the grocery store shelves have been raided and you have trouble finding it, you can substitute canned pumpkin and get the same yummy flavor. However, pumpkin pie filling is not the same as canned pumpkin and pumpkin puree because it has been pre-sweetened and spiced.
Oreos – If you’ve got leftover Oreos, you can whip up some Golden Oreo truffles to serve with your little parfaits. Feeding a large crowd? Whip up a sweet indulgent pumpkin lasagna that’ll make you look like a superstar and it only takes a few minutes.
Add Ons – Occasionally (when I’m not serving nut-allergic friends) I’ll add some pecans to that crumble as well.
Tools to Make
The only thing you really need to make these fabulously scrumptious parfait is some type of electric mixer. I use my handheld, but any will work just fine.
How Long Can You Keep This In The Fridge?
Your yummy parfait will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days in a sealed container. I guess you could probably cover each individual parfait with cling wrap.
Keep in mind though, once it been in the fridge overnight the sweet spiced golden Oreo crumble will soften a bit but the dessert itself will still taste incredible.
Can You Freeze This?
Unfortunately, this dessert just doesn’t freeze well. On the upside, you can put them together in 30 minutes or less so there really is no need to try to freeze them.
Make Ahead Tips
Since they do need a little time in the fridge, these little parfaits are great for friendly gatherings. You can throw them together and put them in the fridge in the morning and then concentrate on the other million things you have to get ready.
They’ll be ready for serving when your guests arrive, just make sure you know how many people you’re expecting. Being short is kinda’ awkward.
If you don’t have little parfait glasses for serving your pumpkin parfaits, don’t fret. They look fantastic in any clear glass. You could even use small mason jars or martini glasses, depending.
Here are some simple delicious recipe variations you may want to try. They are Ah-ma-zing!
- A few simple swaps and you can whip up some silky decadent pumpkin pie fudge they’ll request over and over again.
- Pull out the cream cheese and the flour to bake up some addictingly delicious pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
- Add butterscotch chips and substitute oats for the whipped cream to craft incredible pumpkin pie bars, utensils optional.
- Take things in another direction with pumpkin sugar cookies that bake up sweet and crunchy with plenty of spiced pumpkin flavor.
- Put a cakey buttery nutty topping on the pumpkin pie filling for an intensely scrumptious pumpkin crunch cake they’ll adore.
Check out these other fruit desserts suitable for any occasion or holiday gathering. So delicious you’ll want to skip dinner and go straight to dessert!
- Peach Crisp – Buttery oatmeal topping and stone fruit in a sticky sweet bubbling syrup.
- Apple Pie – Just like grandma used to make, so good you’ll never buy it again!
- Strawberry Tart – Velvety smooth white chocolate mousse sandwiched between ripe luscious strawberries and a sweet vanilla cookie tart.
- Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins – Sunshiney, tangy and refreshing sprinkled with plenty of poppy seeds and drizzled in a sweet icing glaze.
- Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons – Ooey, gooey, loaded with coconut and dipped in chocolate.
- 30 cookies Golden Oreos crushed
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree
- 3/4 cup cold whole milk
- 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream
- 2 (3.4-ounce) Jell-O vanilla instant pudding
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 cup prepared whipped cream
- In a small bowl, mix together all the crumble ingredients, set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, using a handheld electric mixer, combine all the pumpkin filling ingredients. Blend until smooth.
- Spoon pumpkin filling into 1-gallon ziplock bag. Cut the corner off the bag.
- Assemble~Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of cookie crumble in the bottom of individual parfait glasses, pipe about 1/4 cup layer of pumpkin filling over cookie crumbs. Repeat layers until glasses are full. Refrigerate 1-2 hours.
- Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and serve.
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- This recipe is best prepared on the day of serving. Spending a few hours in the fridge helps the dish to settle and solidify a little bit.
Source: Gonna Want Seconds~Originally Published on Spend with Pennies