Pumpkin Pie Dessert Recipe
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Pumpkin Pie Dessert Recipe

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This is an easy alternative to pumpkin pie. It's particularly quick when you need a special dessert. It doesn't require baking, which frees up the oven for the rest of your meal.—Tina Lust, Nevada, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 2-1/4 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 50 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Whipped topping and chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 232 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 312mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. dish; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Stir in pumpkin and spices. Spread over the crust. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Garnish with whipped topping and nuts. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Originally published as Pumpkin Pie Dessert in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p7

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rivera1544 User ID: 2381359 238138
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2015

"Very easy very good"

msdaisey User ID: 1222542 100991
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"I love this..very good & easy"

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