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Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

by Aggies Kitchen on October 26, 2010


I wish I could tell you I made these beauties myself…instead I was the lucky recipient of them Friday night when my friend Heidi brought them over for dessert.  She found them on The Gourmand Mom via Foodbuzz.  They were amazing…like pumpkin pie in a cup!  I love everything pumpkin so these honestly made me a very happy girl.  Heidi thought they were a bit too much pumpkiny…so be warned if you aren’t a big pumpkin fan like myself, Larry and Sammy (who also enjoyed them!).  Thank you to The Gourmand Mom (and Heidi!) for sharing such an awesome treat!


I wanted to leave you with this little treat because I will be away for a few days…I’m heading back to Napa to hang out with my Bush’s Beans peeps!  How lucky am I?  Seriously, I just want to pinch myself…I am so grateful.  This time though, not only will I be spending time with the original group from previous trips, but I will be meeting and cooking alongside four other food bloggers and chefs!  I am seriously over the moon with excitement about this trip…I loved being in the CIA kitchens and “playing chef”…not to mention taking in the gorgeous scenery and tasting the local wines.

Wine country = total bliss…in my book.  :)

(Disclosure:  Bush’s Beans invited me on this trip and is covering my costs to attend.)


I’ll share with you what we cooked up when I get back…in the meantime, go make yourself some dessert.


Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

Recipe Courtesy of The Gourmand Mom

1 15-ounce can Pure Pumpkin
4 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Ginger
1/8 tsp Nutmeg
1 cup Heavy Cream
2 Tbsp Sugar
12 Gingersnap Cookies

Crush 8 of the gingersnap cookies. Beat together the pumpkin, cream cheese, brown sugar, and spices until evenly combined. In a separate bowl, beat together the heavy cream and sugar until thickened.

To assemble the parfaits, divide half of the pumpkin mixture into four cups. Sprinkle half of the gingersnap crumbs over the pumpkin. Spoon about half of the whipped cream over the gingersnaps in the four cups. Sprinkle with the remaining gingersnap crumbs. Spoon the remaining pumpkin over the gingersnap crumbs. Top with the remaining whipped cream. Garnish each parfait with a gingersnap cookie.

Enjoy the rest of your week!!


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Maria October 26, 2010 at 7:44 pm

These look awesome!


cheffresco October 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm

Yum! These little things are adorable and perfect for fall. And your kids are so cute!


Erica October 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm

oh my goodness- you know how parfait AND pumpkin obsessed I am. These look amazing. Very jealous of your trip! have fun


Mandi October 26, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Aggie those parfaits look Ah-mazing! I am a huge pumpkin lover, I will have to try those! Have fun on your trip! I’m super jealous! I also love good wine, and have always wanted to go to Napa. Maybe one day!


ChefPriyanka October 26, 2010 at 9:59 pm

These look yummy! and i love how you put them in simple plastic cups.. places more emphasis on the actual parfait! I latest post involves pumpkin puree too :) thanks for the recipe!


fittingbackin October 26, 2010 at 10:34 pm

How beautiful and PERFECT for the season!!


Jamie October 26, 2010 at 11:58 pm

You can’t have too much pumpkin in my book. These look amazingly good and I just bookmarked this recipe. I bought 3 cans of pumpkin today and I’m always looking for new pumpkin desserts. So, perfect timing. Good luck on your trip. You’ll have a wonderful time and I know my mom/dad are looking forward to helping out Larry with the kids : )


Petra (Zoom Yummy) October 27, 2010 at 3:51 am

I love parfaits. These look wonderful. Yum! :) Petra


Jenn's Food Journey October 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

mmmmmm, those look and sound so yummy!


Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 27, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Have a great time on your trip Aggie! :) Those parfaits look so good!


leslie October 28, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Oh my your were lucky to have a friend bring these over!
Have fun on your trip….you lucky duck


Bridgett October 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Ah, you are here in CA and we are supposed to get rain…not good, but I hope it doesn’t damper your visit.
These parfaits are amazing. I love pumpkin desserts just like this. I will be making these.


Crazy About Cakes October 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm

Oh my goodness! The Pumpkin Parfaits look delicious. I love your site!


Melanie October 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Hi Aggie,
I love your blog- the pictures are always beautiful and so inviting. I just started my blog Nutritious Eats, and know that you were one of my inspirations! I hope to be doing fun stuff like you are (i.e. Napa- that is so cool!) down the road. I wish I could sit down and talk to you for advice. Just wanted to say great job! Best, Melanie


Eliana October 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm

WOW – pumpkin pie in a cup. What a great idea :)


Mary Ann October 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm

These parfaits look absolutely fabulous. I love pumpkin anything! Hope your having fun in CA!


Diana @ frontyardfoodie October 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm

I’m drooling over this. I LOVE pumpkin and pairing it with ginger sounds incredible!


Cookin' Canuck October 31, 2010 at 11:31 pm

This dessert looks like a wonderful treat – what a great friend you have! I hope you’re having at ball in Napa.


Conor @ Hold the Beef November 1, 2010 at 5:52 am

A really pretty dessert and great use of pumpkin. Have fun on your trip, hope you get nice weather :)


Damaris @Kitchen Corners November 1, 2010 at 7:35 pm

making this for sure. pumpkin and ginger go so well together.


Lisa November 3, 2010 at 2:46 am

What cute little individual desserts. I know I’d enjoy eating this one. By the way, I’m holding a CSN giveaway on my blog and you’re welcome to come by and enter.


BlondeBomber November 8, 2011 at 9:19 am

This looks fabulous for Thanksgiving! I love these flavors and just had one of the best cupcakes ever, which were very similar. I I am definitely going to be making this for the holidays! thank you for sharing.


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