Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pumpkin Parfaits

Sometimes, Thanksgiving can be very hectic and you need something quick and easy for dessert. Try a pumpking parfait.

  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/4 cup crushed gingersnaps


  1. Combine the marshmallow creme, cream cheese, and 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate in a large bowl; beat with an electric hand mixer until smooth. Stir together the pumpkin, syrup, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1 tablespoon orange juice in a separate bowl. Fold 1/4 cup of the marshmallow creme mixture into the pumpkin mixture.
  2. Beginning with the cream cheese mixture, layer 3 tablespoons of each mixture in each of four dessert cups. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Top with pecans and gingersnaps before serving.

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