Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait Thanksgiving Dessert

Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mousse ParfaitPumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait

We love pumpkin in this house. I love the taste of a freshly baked pumpkin pie topped with lots of whipped cream at Thanksgiving and pretty much any time of the year. However did you know that pumpkin is actually a very versatile superfood that can be used year round? I was recently challenged to use Libby’s Pumpkin to create the perfect spring recipe. We created a Thanksgiving dessert that is so light and delicious that you might just love it as much as we do! Even better that it's one of our recipes with butterscotch pudding. We hope that you love this Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait or butterscotch parfait.

Pumpkin the Superfood

Pumpkin is a superfood and:

  • is a good source of fiber and a great source of Vitamin A.
  • can reduce the fat in some of your favorite recipes.
  • can also be stirred into jarred or prepared sauces to reduce sodium per serving.
  • can be used as a substitute in your favorite recipes to reduce calories.

Libby's Pumpkin can be used year round for a variety of recipes

Did you know that Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable in that can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes throughout the year? I have never thought about it like that but pumpkin really is something that can be used year round. Pumpkin also works great as an add-in. Stir a couple of tablespoons into a variety of foods for an added boost of fiber, Vitamin A and flavor – oatmeal, smoothies, macaroni and cheese. We have started adding it to our smoothies. Pumpkin makes our smoothies even more creamy and delicious. Keeping pumpkin on hand throughout the year is also a great idea. Leftover pumpkin can be portioned or put into an ice try and stored in the freezer so it ready whenever you want it.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mousse Parfait

There are some great pumpkin desserts that I absolutely love like weight watchers pumpkin custard, pumpkin mousse cupcakes, sugar free pumpkin dip and even dairy free pumpkin mousse. This recipe took all of that but one step further.

Pumpkin Butterscotch Parfait

This Pumpkin Butterscotch Parfait is simply delicious. The flavors meld well together and are amazing. Try it out and let me know what you think.

Ingredients for the Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait

  • 1 pkg instant Jello vanilla pudding mix (5.1 oz)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 can Libby's pumpkin puree (15 ounce can)
  • 3 cups plus 3 Tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 box gingersnap cookies

Pumpkin Butterscotch Mousse ParfaitDirections for the Pumpkin Butterscotch Pudding Parfait

  1. In a large bowl, mix Jello, milk, nutmeg, and ginger for two minutes.  Wisk in the pumpkin and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 3 cups of cream with the powdered sugar and vanilla to stiff peaks.
  3. Take half of the whipped cream and fold it into the pudding mix.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the butterscotch and 3 tbsp of cream.  Microwave for 30 seconds, and then allow to rest for one minute.  Wisk until smooth.
  5. Smash up some gingersnap cookies.

Assemble the butterscotch parfait

  1. Drizzle a little butterscotch into a cup.
  2. Add a layer of smashed gingersnap cookies.
  3. Drizzle a little more butterscotch over the cookies.
  4. Add a layer of pumpkin mousse.
  5. Add a layer of whipped cream.
  6. Repeat assembly steps two through five.
  7. Garnish with a gingersnap.
Whether you are looking for recipes with butterscotch pudding, a healthy pumpkin whip, a delicious butterscotch dessert, low calorie pumpkin desserts, pumpkin delight or even sugar free pumpkin mousse, we've got you covered.  We hope that you are inspired by this butterscotch parfait recipe. Happy cooking!


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  1. This looks so good! I don’t normally cook with pumpkin, just pies at Thanksgiving, yet now I’m craving some. I’ll be trying this recipe, thanks!!

  2. this looks amazing! I would love to make this for my family, we eat pumpkin all through out the year, we love it.

  3. Amanda A

    I am drooling over here! This loos so yummy. I love anything with pumpkin!

  4. Would be nice to have pumpkin year-round (fresh), but with recipes like this one even canned would do!

  5. Pumpkin and butterscotch – what’s not to love there. Yum! It’s nice to have canned pumpkin on hand for recipes like this.

  6. I love all things Pumpkin! I think pumpkin is good all year round too. Great recipe

  7. Katy Rawson

    I love pumpkin. My mom used to make us kids ‘pumpkin custard’. She used Libby’s canned pumpkin (not the pie filling) and followed the recipe on the can for pumpkin pie. She just didn’t bother making the crust for pie. I can still smell that pumpkin custard when I would come home from school. It didn’t last long. My brothers and sisters scarfed it up in no time. I hadn’t thought of putting some in smoothies. Good idea.

  8. I am drooling! That looks amazing, who would have thought you could have used canned pumpkin other than pumpkin pie!

  9. I adore pumpkin year round, too. The parfait sounds heavenly.

  10. Yum, Pumpkin pie is one of my favorite things but for some reason it seems like it is against the rules to eat it outside of the November/December holiday time frame. This looks like a delicious way to get my pumpkin fix!

  11. That sounds good to me!! We love Libby’s and I would definitely eat the heck out of that parfait!

  12. I think this looks so good! I love baking with pumpkin too!

  13. That parfait looks so good! What a creative recipe! I’ve made pumpkin rolls and bread but not too much else.

  14. Pam

    I have some pumpkin cans that I didn’t know what to do with. This looks so good, now I have a use for all that pumpkin!

  15. YUMMM..looks delicious.. and soo simple; totally gonna try it, anything Pumpkin is my favorite….thanks for sharing

  16. My son would have these all eaten in 30 minutes! He is crazy about pumpkin anything. We always use Libby’s for our pumpkin baking!

  17. Oh my gosh, that looks so good. I am a big fan of pumpkin goodies, so this is a must try for me

  18. I like the flavors of pumpkin and ginger together. Your parfait looks like a great treat.

  19. Love the combination with the ginger. This is an adult AND kid-friendly dessert.

  20. This looks delicious! I love the flavor combinations. I really feel like making this up tonight for a late night snack.

  21. OMG, I am drooling. This looks so good, pumpkin is so versatile.

  22. Kathleen Garber

    Yum. I really need to remember to pick up pumpkin from the store. I keep seeing great recipes and I keep forgetting to buy some. I love pumpkin!

  23. I love Libby’s pumpkin it is the best. Great idea for a recipe.

  24. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious. I love using pumpkin in recipes.

  25. Birdiebee

    This looks so delicious. Pumpkin is one of my favorite flavors.

  26. Yum! I hadn’ thought of using it that way. That parfait looks delicious!

  27. Yum. That looks amazing. I am loving all of the pumpkin recipes that I have been seeing lately.

  28. I love to use pumpkin to reduce the fat in recipes. This recipe looks delicious – can’t wait to try it!

  29. Roechelle

    I almost licked the computer screen! this pumpkin parfait looks indulgent!

  30. Birdiebee

    I love pumpkin anything. This looks so delicious that I am going to have to try it out on my family.

  31. nicole dz

    Pumpkin and butterscotch together is a perfect yummy match. Great dessert to indulge in! Love the extra touch of the ginger snap!

  32. ellen beck

    I need to cruise your recipes more often! I was so craving pumpkin the other day and now I see this. It looks good and I have all the ingredients on hand and it wouldnt be a terribly hot (heating up the kitchen) recipe. Thanks for posting thsi one!

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