Everyday Mom's Meals: Punkin Loves Pumpkin

Friday, November 11, 2011

Punkin Loves Pumpkin

From a very young age, my nickname from 99% of my family has always been "Punkin"; and one of my very favorite things on this earth is pumpkin, but the nickname came long before the obsession! Pie, bread, mousse, cake....if it has pumpkin in it, I'm a fan. One of the  reasons I actually look forward to fall is b/c I know all of the pumpkin desserts will making their yearly appearance. I've even been known to request pumpkin pie for my birthday, in February, instead of cake :) When I shared my recipe for pumpkin fluff, I knew it was something I wanted to use to create other desserts too, but just got around to it now. That's what happens when you have a "food to make" list that is a mile long! But after seeing it featured on three other blogs (yay!!), not only did I have a huge craving for it, but I knew it was time to switch it up a little. I figured this was a great way to use it "over" while still letting it's flavor shine through and I was 100% correct! I guess I have yet one more dish to add to the pumpkin line up....rather it be October, or February!

Pumpkin Parfaits
1 (15 oz.) can pureed pumpkin
1 large container Cool Whip
1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix--unprepared
Gingersnap cookies, crushed ( I found some called "Ginger Thins")
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for garnish
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 ground nutmeg

In a small bowl, combine cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg. *This is pumpkin pie spice.* In a large bowl, combine pumpkin, pudding mix, 1 cup Cool Whip and pumpkin pie spice. Mix well and chill for 1-2 hours. In large glasses, layer pumpkin, Cool Whip, and crushed cookies. Repeat pumpkin and Cool Whip layers. Top w/ extra cinnamon and an extra whole cookie.

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gkbccb said...

Oh girl! Target sells a Pumpkin Cheesecake at their Super Targets with bakeries. YUM!~

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Kristen @ Celebrate Every Day With Me said...

This sounds delicious!! I have to go make it. :)

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks delicious! I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

ReMadeSimple Kristina said...

Mmmm....looks delicious! I want to try this one!

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andrea said...

This pumpkin parfait looks divine! I would be downing that whole cupful in two seconds. I LOVE anything pumpkin, this new recipe is too cute not to try. Thanks for sharing! ow following, andrea@townandprairie

Janice said...

You will be the featured post tonight at 10pm MST when Family Time Tuesday goes live!

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Krista said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much! Looking forward to it!

Mindie Hilton said...

Thank you for sharing your great dessert at bacon Time.