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Pumpkin Cheesecake Layered Pudding Dessert

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Pumpkin cheesecake pudding dessert is a layered dessert made in a 9×13 baking dish. Cinnamon cracker crust, topped with a creamy pumpkin cheesecake, fluffy vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip. Garnish with pecans for the best pumpkin dessert this Fall.

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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE PUDDING DESSERT

I am so excited to share this newest pumpkin recipe with y’all. I live for pumpkin desserts in the Fall and pretty much year-round. This pumpkin cheesecake layered pudding dessert is probably my newest favorite pumpkin dessert. 

I am already brainstorming a time that I can make this again. I am usually all about pie for Thanksgiving dessert but this layered pudding dessert just may have to make an appearance. 

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How to make pumpkin cheesecake layered pudding dessert

The crust is cinnamon teddy grahams that have been grounded up and mixed with melted butter. Bake that for 10 minutes to let it set up nicely for the crust. You want to make sure that you measure the 1 1/3 cup of ground cracker crumbs. Do not measure out 1 1/3 of teddy grahams and then ground them up. You will use a little more than half of a box. 

While the crust is baking prepare the pumpkin cheesecake:

  • softened cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • pure pumpkin
  • nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice
  • eggs

When the crust is done baking pour the cheesecake mixture over the hot crust and put it back in the oven to bake for 30 minutes. Once done, let it cool at room temperature for 1 hour. 

Prepare the vanilla pudding and then add 1 cup of thawed Cool Whip. Spread that over the baked cheesecake layer. Top it with the remaining Cool Whip. 

Cover with plastic wrap and let it refrigerate for 6 hours before serving. It needs time to get cold and firm up.

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Before serving, top it with chopped pecans or additional ground cinnamon teddy grahams, or you just leave it as is. I love the slight salty crunch they give to the smooth and creamy dessert. 

This dessert tastes light & fluffy and not super heavy even with the cheesecake layer. I know you will love it!

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Tips for making pumpkin cheesecake layered pudding dessert

If you don’t want to use the cinnamon teddy grahams you can use another cracker like cinnamon graham crackers, regular graham cracker, or even chocolate graham crackers. Whatever you use, which I hope you choose the cinnamon teddy grahams, just make sure you measure out the 1 1/3 cup called for after grounding them up fine. 

Recipe calls for half & half milk and please use it! You need the fat of the milk to help thicken the pudding. 

I always use vanilla pudding in this dessert but feel free to use French vanilla or cheesecake would be other good choices. 

I start this dessert in the morning and then refrigerate it all day until I need it that evening. I am sure it would be fine being refrigerated overnight, just make sure you cover it tightly and don’t add the pecans until before serving. 

Make sure the cream cheese is very softened so that there are no lumps in the cheesecake mixture. I put the cream cheese in the microwave for about 30 seconds. 

The cool whip does need to be thawed. If it’s even slightly frozen it will be almost to spread. I just store mine in the fridge so that way it’s ready to use when I need it. 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pudding Dessert
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Cooling/Fridge Time
7 hrs
Total Time
50 mins
 

Pumpkin cheesecake pudding dessert is a layered dessert made in a 9x13 baking dish. Cinnamon cracker crust, topped with a creamy pumpkin cheesecake, fluffy vanilla pudding, and Cool Whip. Garnish with pecans for the best pumpkin dessert this Fall.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, pumpkin, pumpkin cheesecake
Servings: 20
Author: Jessica - Together as Family
Ingredients
Cinnamon Crust
  • 1 1/3 cups finely crushed cinnamon Teddy Grahams
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz) pure pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 large eggs
Pudding & Cool Whip Layers
  • 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups half & half milk
  • 1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees and very lightly spray a 9x13 baking dish. 

  2. Combine cinnamon cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix together until it's like wet sand. Press into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.

  3. While the crust is cooking prepare the pumpkin cheesecake. In a bowl with a handheld mixer or bowl of a stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and granulated sugar until mixed and combined. Add pumpkin and the spices. Beat together and then add the eggs, one at a time, blending after each. Pour over the cooked, hot crust. Bake for 30 minutes. 

  4. When cook time is done the cheesecake should be puffy and look set on the sides but the center should still be slightly jiggly just like a regular cheesecake. Let it cool on a cooling rack at room temperature for 1 hour. 

  5. Beat together the pudding mixes and half & half milk with a whisk for 2 minutes. Let it sit for a few minutes so it will thicken up. Add 1 cup of the Cool Whip and stir together until blended. Spread it over the cooked and cooled cheesecake. 

  6. Dollop spoonful's of the remaining Cool Whip over the pudding layer (this makes it easier to spread out) and spread out evenly, completely covering the pudding layer. 

  7. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 6 hours. Sprinkle with pecans and then cut into squares to serve. Store leftovers in the fridge. 

Recipe Notes

I use a food chopper to crush the Teddy Grahams. You can also put them into a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin or other kitchen tool. Make sure they are very finely crushed. You don't want any large pieces of cracker in the crust. 

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