Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

September 16, 2014 by Amanda Willis

It is that time of year when I just can not get enough pumpkin in my life! Everything from my morning coffee, as you’ve seen, to my daily treats, I love the spice that reminds me so much of fall! So for a recent luncheon it was a no brainer that I would incorporate pumpkin into some part of the meal. Alas, Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles were born.

For a sit down lunch, I made personal trifles in rocks glasses. Made with crushed graham crackers, pumpkin cheesecake filling and fresh whip cream (no cool whip here!) and the best part, a no bake cheesecake dessert!

Read along to see how I made these cute desserts!



  • 3/4 Honey graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tbsp. melted buter
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 package of cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. powder sugar


-In a mixing bowl, add softened cream cheese and using a mixer, whip until fluffy. Next add the pumpkin puree and mix until well combined then set aside.

-Combine the crushed graham crackers and melted butter. Take your rocks glasses, or whatever serving dish you prefer, and scoop one tablespoon of mixture into the bottom and firmly press using the back of a spoon.

-In another mixing bowl, prepare the fresh cream cheese using the heavy cream, vanilla and powder sugar. Beat until visible stiff peaks.

-Take half of the fresh whipped cream and gently stir it into the pumpkin cheesecake filling until all streaks are gone.

-Now you are ready to start assembling the trifles! It is easiest to pipe both mixtures into the glass. Take two large water glasses and insert a gallon size baggie, scoop each mixture into a seperate bag (the glass will make this process easier) twist the top, press into a corner and cut about an inch off corner.

-Start layering the trifle, make the bottom layer pumpkin cheesecake, then top it with the fresh whip cream and repeat until the glass is full. Add a thin layer of whip cream on top and sprinkle with remaining crushed graham crackers.


These super cute personal desserts were a hit during an afternoon luncheon! Surprisingly light, the pumpkin cheesecake trifles was just the right amount of spice and sweet. I will definitely remember these when it is time to plan a Thanksgiving menu!

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