Cool and creamy Pumpkin Delight is easily one of the BEST pumpkin desserts! With a buttery pecan crust, a whipped cream cheese layer, light and fluffy pumpkin spice pudding, and more whipped cream topped off with chopped pecans, this pumpkin dessert is absolutely irresistible! It makes for a great Thanksgiving dessert, too!
Layered Pumpkin Dessert
Happy Labor Day! I hope you have the day off and get to spend it with family and friends! I know we’re excited to spend time with our own little family as well as get some projects done. 😉 With it being the start of September, I’m going all fall on y’all and wanted to start sharing some fall and Halloween projects with you guys. You may think it’s early, but time flies this time of year, and I’m making sure you guys have all the ideas early to get crackin’ on your creations this season.
This next dessert is one that EVERY pumpkin lover will enjoy. It’s one of those delicious layered desserts, and I’m calling it Pumpkin Delight! With a pecan layer, cream cheese layer, pumpkin and pudding layer and a Cool Whip layer on top, it’s sure to be a hit at your home! What I love most about these layered desserts, is that they are so easy and usually look like they took hours and hours to make – a great way to impress the guests. 😉 Which is why this makes for a great Thanksgiving dessert! It may not be pie, but believe me when I say I don’t think anyone will be disappointed if you serve this instead.
How to make Pumpkin Delight:
This Pumpkin Delight recipe is made up of FOUR delicious layers.
- Buttery Pecan Crust
- Whipped Cream Cheese
- Creamy Pumpkin Fluff
- Light and fluffy whipped topping
While the process is really simple, it is a little bit time consuming so plan accordingly! Start by mixing the ingredients for the crust and pressing the mixture into a 9×9 or 9×13 pan (ingredient adjustments for bigger batch found on recipe card). Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and let it cool. Blend cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping, then spread over the cooled crust. Make the third layer by mixing canned pumpkin, pudding mix, pumpkin spice, milk, and more whipped topping, then spread on top of layer 2. Lastly, spread remaining whipped topping over the pumpkin layer. If you like, sprinkle some chopped pecans on top. Be sure to let it chill for about 3 hours before serving!
YUM! YUM! YUM! I love that this Pumpkin Delight is perfect for any celebration in the fall and could even be a great dessert on Thanksgiving, instead of the traditional Pumpkin pie!
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Pumpkin Delight Recipe
With a buttery pecan crust, a whipped cream cheese layer, light and fluffy pumpkin spice pudding, and more whipped cream topped off with chopped pecans, this pumpkin delight dessert is absolutely irresistible!
- 1 c flour
- 1/2 c butter softened
- 3/4 c pecans chopped
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 c powdered sugar
- 3 c whipped topping divided
- 2 1/2 c milk
- 3 pkgs white chocolate (or vanilla) instant pudding mix (3.4 oz size)
- 15 oz can pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
Mix flour, butter and ½ cup pecans together. Press into a sprayed 9x9 OR 9x13 pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, then remove and let cool.
NOTE: If you are using a 9x13 pan, or would like a thicker crust, add an additional ½ cup flour, ¼ cup butter and ¼ cup chopped pecans.
Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar, add 1 cup of the whipped topping, then spread over cooled crust.
Mix milk, pudding mix, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice and 1 cup whipped topping until smooth. Spread over top of layer 2.
Spread remaining 1 cup of whipped topping and sprinkle pecans.
Let chill for 3 hours or until set. Serve chilled, and ENJOY!
Recipe adapted from Busy Moms Helper.