These no-bake pumpkin desserts will be your new favorite treats! They do not require any baking and they come together in just a couple of minutes!
With just the right combination of pumpkin and other simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make a delish treat to end your dinner with a sweet note. Thanks to canned pumpkin you can make these easy desserts year round. For more great no-bake desserts see our other recipes packed with more choices and flavor combinations.
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What’s the difference between pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling?
Canned pumpkin usually comes in two types — pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie filling. Both of these canned pumpkin products are convenient in making pumpkin recipes but be careful because they are not interchangeable recipe ingredients.
Pumpkin pie mix or filling is made of pumpkin puree, sweetener, and spices. It’s intended use is to make pumpkin pies and baked desserts.
Pumpkin puree is often labeled as 100% pure pumpkin, solid pumpkin, or simply ‘pumpkin’. It is plainly cooked and pureed and does not have any seasonings or sugar. This makes it an ideal ingredient for all kinds of dishes.
Make it a point to know what the recipe needs and watch out for the labels when buying ingredients to ensure that you got the right product to make the best no-bake pumpkin desserts.
What kind of pumpkin puree should I use in my dessert?
We highly recommend canned pumpkin for most of these no-bake recipes, due to its consistency and availability. But you can easily use homemade pumpkin puree if you have it on hand.
Canned pumpkin is 100% made of real pumpkin squash that’s been steamed and pureed. It has a great texture, consistency, and taste that makes it a wonderful ingredient for all kinds of recipes. Plus, it is available all year long whenever you are in the mood for pumpkin.
You can decide if you want to use fresh or canned puree but these are some of the reasons why it’s ideal to use canned pumpkins instead. But if you have the time and you really want to make your own pumpkin puree, why not? In case you need some help to get started, here’s a guide on how to properly clean pumpkins.
15 No-Bake Pumpkin Desserts
Easy Pumpkin Desserts with Few Ingredients
This list of no-bake pumpkin recipes is filled with a variety of super easy desserts. You will even want to make these ovenless recipes any time of the year whenever your pumpkin cravings strike! These no-bake pumpkin desserts are not only delightful to the taste. Some of these ovenless dessert recipes are healthy and Weight Watchers friendly too. Check them all out below!
Indulge in the flavors of fall with a delightful No-Bake Pumpkin Icebox Cake. This easy-to-make dessert layers creamy pumpkin filling between honey graham crackers, creating a heavenly treat that captures the essence of autumn.
This mouthwatering no-bake pumpkin dessert is a must-try on Thanksgiving! Apart from having three layers of goodness, it's also indulgent, nutty, and can be done without the oven, what more can we ask for?!
Great for sharing and oh-so-tasty, these no-bake pumpkin cookies make a wonderful dessert! These sweet treats only need 20 minutes of prep time and an hour of cool time. In just a short time, you can already have a sweet snack and dessert at the same time!
You're going to have fun making this easy pumpkin pie ice cream. You can prep it in ten minutes and it only needs ingredients such as pumpkin puree, crushed sugar cookies, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, and vanilla.
Who can say no to these yummy trifles? These no-bake pumpkin trifles are composed of layers of pumpkin cheesecake, whipped cream, and graham cracker crumbs. With just 20 minutes and eight ingredients, you can already make four to six servings of this no-bake pumpkin dessert.
A no-bake pumpkin dessert with a crispy crust and creamy filling, this lush cake has a heavenly taste in every bite. Apart from its rich pumpkin flavor, this dessert is also not too sweet since its crust is made of gluten-free Graham Cracker Crust.
These tasty-looking parfaits are made with layers of pumpkin cheesecake filling, homemade whipped cream, and granola. Both creamy and crunchy, these no-bake pumpkin cheesecake parfaits are certainly a must-try!
You can also check out How To Clean A Pumpkin For A Pie for all the details on turning pumpkins into your own homemade filling for pumpkin pies and other desserts!
Must-have Kitchen Essentials in Making No-Bake Pumpkin Desserts:
Before you get started with the amazing recipes above, consider checking out this list of must-have kitchen essentials below. These products will not be only helpful to you during the pumpkin season but also in more of your cooking endeavors in the future.