Pumpkin Mousse Parfait Recipe

This is a sponsored post as a part of the “Cans get you Cooking” ambassador program through the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. I like to keep a can of LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin in the cabinet for at least all of the holiday season. There are so many pumpkin recipes that can be easily whipped up with only a few ingredients. It’s just one of the many canned items that is a staple in my household.

We are huge pumpkin-lovers. My aunt makes pumpkin squares every year for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. They are a huge hit and everyone loves them. She taught me how to make them and now my in-laws request them every year, as well.

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait Using Pure Pumpkin

pumpkin mousse parfait

This time I wanted to try out a different pumpkin recipe. I modified a recipe that I saw in a magazine that I get — Illinois Country Living. They always have the best looking recipes on the last few pages.

Just one more reason why having canned pumpkin in my canned goods arsenal is a bonus. I was able to get this ready in a jiffy for a quick dessert for the hubby and I. Now that we know it’s delicious, I will definitely be making it during the holidays.

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Yield: 4 servings

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait Recipe

pumpkin mousses parfait

Pumpkin mousse parfaits make an excellent fall dessert. 

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 8 oz Cool Whip, small tub
  • 1 packages French Vanilla pudding
  • 1/8 tsp Pumpkin pie spice, optional
  • 15 oz Libby's Pure Pumpkin
  • 9 Ginger Snap cookies, crush most and leave a few whole for garnish


  1. Mix together Cool Whip and pudding mix and divide into two bowls.
  2. In one bowl add 1/2 to 3/4 can of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. (optional -- I added 1/8 tsp of pumpkin pie spice -- do more or less to taste)
  3. Crumble up ginger snap cookies. Leave a few whole for topping.
  4. Layer into a dessert glass or parfait cup - Pumpkin mixture, crushed cookies, Cool whip mixture, cookies, and finish up with the pumpkin mixture.
  5. Top with one whole cookie.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 parfait

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 133mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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I found the taste to be pumpkin-y enough to not really need the pumpkin pie spices. Definitely go by your own taste. Mike said it tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass. It’s really delicious and super easy to make!

Keeping a nice supply of canned foods is really the way to go. Did you know that 73% of Americans throw away spoiled fruits and veggies on an average of two times per week? I must say I am guilty of that myself. Cans can help lock in the freshness of farm-fresh foods, and be ready when you are. The canning process has been shown to preserve the same nutrients as found in fresh and frozen foods. You can feel good about feeding your family using canned foods!

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Which recipes do you use canned foods in? What is your favorite pumpkin recipe?

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  1. This would probably be amazing with graham crackers instead of gingersnaps (immnkt a fan of ginger at all). I’ll definitely try it!

  2. Oh my gosh…. Drool. I have 2 pumpkins that I need to cook and puree. This recipe is going to be PERFECT. (I also <3 Libby's and almost always have a can on hand, but since it was just Halloween I have 2 pumpkins!)

  3. Wow, those look super yummy and I love the glasses you put them in, this would be so much fun to do as individual desserts for Thanksgiving without having to cut up a pie, HA!

  4. Yummmm! These look so delicious! This is definitely getting printed out and kept in my recipes for next year for Thanksgiving!

  5. This recipe sounds so delicious; I wish I had all of the ingredients at home so I could make it right now! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  6. This looks utterly creamy and heavenly!! I love the fact that you did it in layers… I’m hoping to try this soon!

  7. This is a great find. I have a friend who dedicates Oct through December to all things pumpkin. She is going to absolutely flip when she sees the pumpkin/cool whip combination. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  8. My favorite pumpkin recipe is pumpkin pie. I usually use canned vegetables as a side or canned vegetarian chili. This pumpkin mousse parfait looks absolutely delicious, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

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