Satisfy Your Inner Pumpkin-aholic with this 4-Layer Pumpkin Delight Dessert!

4-Layer Pumpkin Delight Dessert

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

1st layer (crust):

2nd layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. whipped topping

3rd layer:

Top Layer:

  • 4 oz. whipped topping
  • additional chopped pecans for garnish (optional)
  • caramel sauce drizzle on top

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish with nonstick spray.

2

Mix the 1st layer crust ingredients together. Press the mixture into the 9×9 dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

3

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar together, then fold in about 4 oz. of the whipped topping. Spread it on top of the crust. Place in the fridge while mixing up the next layer.

4

Mix together the 3rd layer of the pumpkin pudding ingredients. Spread it over the top of the cream cheese layer.

5

Spread remaining whipped topping over top and place in the fridge to chill for about 3 hours or overnight until set.

6

Garnish the top with additional chopped pecans and a drizzle or caramel sauce before serving. Enjoy!

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You’ll be in pumpkin spice heaven with this delicious and creamy Pumpkin Delight treat, perfect for any fall gathering!

serving slice of pumpkin delight dessert

Love creative pumpkin desserts? 🎃

If you’re looking for a unique alternative to traditional pumpkin pie this holiday season, try making this drool-worthy light and fluffy four-layer pumpkin delight dessert! It’s a perfect way to kick off pumpkin season and celebrate fall with friends and family.

slice of pumpkin delight on a plate

Hello GOURD-geous!

This pumpkin delight features a buttery pecan crust, followed by a creamy pumpkin pudding layer, a sweet cream cheese filling, and a whipped topping finale. It’s a DELICIOUS no-bake recipe—perfect to bring along to your next fall potluck!

adding caramel to pumpkin dessert

You’ll love how easy this is to pull off, and kids can even help stir and compile everything as the toughest part will be waiting for it to set up overnight in the fridge! Yep, this is a make-ahead dessert that could be really convenient for Thanksgiving!

pointing to pumpkin dessert

Tips for making 4 layer pumpkin delight:

  • Everyone makes their pumpkin delight slightly different so some ingredients can definitely be altered to taste. For instance, if real whipped cream is desired instead of whipped topping, feel free to make that swap!
  • If nuts aren’t your thing, switch out the pecans for more graham cracker crumbs or crushed gingersnap cookies as another idea! 😋
  • You can make this in a deep 9×9 square cake pan for taller beautiful layers as I did here, or a 9×13 casserole dish can work in a pinch as the crust does puff up a bit. I have made it in both sized pans. Note though that an 8×8 pan will result in super tall pieces.
  • Leftovers can be stored covered in the fridge for up to a few days… if there are any!

I do have to share one more helpful tip and funny blooper about this dessert…

Years ago, I accidentally grabbed the ground cumin instead of cinnamon. Oh man, I smelled my mistake immediately and tried to scoop all of it out but it still tasted like a pumpkin taco. LOL!

I am always so careful now when looking for cinnamon in the spice cabinet. 😂

ingredients for pumpkin delight

making a pecan crust

pumpkin delight pecan crust

adding cream cheese layer to pumpkin delight

adding pumpkin pie spice

adding pumpkin pudding

adding whipped topping to dessert

refrigerate pumpkin delight dessert

4 layer pumpkin dessert in a square pan


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4-Layer Pumpkin Delight Dessert

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 30 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

You'll be in pumpkin spice heaven with this creamy layered dessert, perfect for any fall gathering!

Ingredients

1st layer (crust):

2nd layer:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 oz. whipped topping

3rd layer:

Top Layer:

  • 4 oz. whipped topping
  • additional chopped pecans for garnish (optional)
  • caramel sauce drizzle on top

Directions

1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking dish with nonstick spray.

2

Mix the 1st layer crust ingredients together. Press the mixture into the 9×9 dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

3

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar together, then fold in about 4 oz. of the whipped topping. Spread it on top of the crust. Place in the fridge while mixing up the next layer.

4

Mix together the 3rd layer of the pumpkin pudding ingredients. Spread it over the top of the cream cheese layer.

5

Spread remaining whipped topping over top and place in the fridge to chill for about 3 hours or overnight until set.

6

Garnish the top with additional chopped pecans and a drizzle or caramel sauce before serving. Enjoy!

Additional Notes

Recipe adapted from Food.com.

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Pumpkin delight is a little bit of fall in each delicious bite!

I could just dive into the pan with a spoon, and this is something my family really loves.

It will satisfy your pumpkin cravings for sure.

pumpkin dessert in a pan

My teammate Chelsea followed this Pumpkin Delight recipe and here’s what she had to say:

“This layered pumpkin dessert is SO easy to make! My daughter loved helping me with each layer and although she doesn’t like pumpkin, it was super easy for her to eat the other layers around the pumpkin one. Plus, your house will smell amazing while you’re baking the crust and making the rest of the pie — it definitely got me in the mood for fall.

I put this pie to the taste test with my husband and grandparents who swear that pumpkin pie by itself is the ultimate pumpkin dessert…and they all loved this recipe! Also, I think it would be super easy to swap out the pumpkin and try different types of layers like chocolate or butterscotch!”


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 11

  1. Pamala

    Is there anything that can be substituted for cinnamon? My DIL has an allergy to cinnamon.

    • Sarah K.

      Maybe allspice, cloves or nutmeg. Those are similar tasting to cinnamon and still are fall spices that are in pumpkin pie spice.

    • Willowcat

      Agree with these recommendations, and would maybe add ginger to the list. I would make a mixture of the above spices BUT start with adding half the amount, as they are all a bit more pungent than cinnamon (esp cloves and nutmeg).

  2. Hartsell

    Lol! My mom has twice used paprika instead of cinnamon! Definitely not a good substitution!!!

  3. ziggy10

    Hmmmmmmmm………..I’m wondering if there’s any chance this would be good modified a little to be a completely no bake recipe, and layered in a trifle bowl? Similarly, we make a blueberry delight version with vanilla wafers and dream whip that is to die for! My family calls it blueberry crack 😂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yummy! Ya I say go for it 💕🙌

    • Gena

      Omg I’d love that recipe if you wouldn’t mind sharing!! It would be greatly appreciated in this home!! 😊

  4. Nicole R

    I just made this and it is so good! My whole family loved it. The only thing I changed was substituting crushed pretzels for graham crackers. Because I completely forgot to buy the graham crackers, but the saltiness of the pretzels also seemed to work really well.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is a great idea! Thanks so much for coming back to share 🙌💕

  5. Hope

    This was a huge hit!! I made several desserts over the holidays and this one was gone in no time. Lots of requests for the recipe. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ohhh yay! That is great news! Thanks Hope for sharing 🙌💕

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