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Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

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!

Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

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

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Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits

Yield: makes 4 parfaits


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.


Recipe Courtesy of The Gourmand Mom

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26 comments on “Pumpkin Gingersnap Parfaits”

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. How beautiful and PERFECT for the season!!

  6. 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 : )

  7. I love parfaits. These look wonderful. Yum! 🙂 Petra

  8. mmmmmm, those look and sound so yummy!

  9. Have a great time on your trip Aggie! 🙂 Those parfaits look so good!

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

  11. 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.

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

  13. 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

  14. WOW – pumpkin pie in a cup. What a great idea 🙂

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

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

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

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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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  24. Hi, how many servings does this recipe make? 🙂