This pumpkin cheesecake trifle with gingersnaps is the perfect recipe if you’re looking for a pumpkin-flavored dessert that will really wow your guests!
A simple no bake mason jar dessert combines some great flavors of fall and the holidays. It’s so easy to put together with cheesecake, pumpkin, gingersnaps, pound cake and whipped cream, and sure to impress everyone who tries it!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle
Pumpkin cheesecake trifle with gingersnaps is delicious with every bite and one of our favorite fall dessert recipes!
For this pumpkin trifle, you’ll combine some great holiday classics: cheesecake filling, pumpkin puree, gingersnaps, pound cake cubes and of course, a topper of whipped cream.
It’s the perfect no-bake fall dessert and also is and adorable Christmas party food idea!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle with Gingersnaps
What makes this pumpkin dessert so good and crunchy are Gingersnaps! Gingersnaps are basically gingerbread cookies, maybe just a wee bit thinner than traditional gingerbread. They have this amazing crunchiness. Oh to have a glass of ice cold milk to dunk them in and you’ll be in heaven.
Ingredients for A Pumpkin Trifle
- Gingersnap cookies – crushed lightly
- Philadelphia Cheesecake Filling – Buying the pre-made filling makes this dessert so quick and easy!
- Pumpkin puree – We used half of a can, but you can use it all if you like!
- Ground cinnamon
- Pound cake – cut into cubes. Spice cake would be fantastic as well.
- Whipped Cream – Learn how to make homemade whipped cream with my Tiktok video here.
3 Simple Steps to Making a Pumpkin Trifle
This adorable pumpkin cheesecake trifle is amazing for fall and winter holiday parties and very simple to make!
Step 1 – Make the pumpkin cheesecake filling
In a bowl, combine the cheesecake filling with the pumpkin puree. You can add more than the 1/2 can for a more pumpkin taste. Add in cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.
Step 2 – Layer your pumpkin trifle
In your trifle dish (mason jars are perfect for creating individual portions, as well as tall shot glasses), begin with a layer of cubed pound cake and crushed gingersnaps.
Add your layer of pumpkin cheesecake filling next. Continue to alternate layers until your dish is full.
Step 3 – Add The Toppings
Top the finished trifle with whipped cream, cookie crumbs and whole gingersnaps cookies or a gingerbread man cookie. Gingerbread man cookies are cute if making this trifle for a Christmas party dessert!
How to store a trifle: Place in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve. This recipe makes one trifle dish or 6 mason jars full of mini trifles. Print the details below in the recipe card.
More Fall Recipes To Try
- Butterscotch Caramel Coffee
- Cake Mix Pumpkin Cookies
- Butterscotch Martini Recipe
- Peanut Butter Board Wreath
- Turkey Vegetable Tray
- Bacon Goat Cheese Pumpkin Dip
- Owl S’mores
- Autumn Spice Punch Recipe
- Apple Cider Fall Sangria
Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifle with Gingersnaps
- 7 oz gingersnaps cookies crushed lightly (About half of a bag)
- 24.3 oz Philadelphia Cheesecake No Bake Filling 1 tub
- 7 oz pumpkin puree 1/2 of a 15 oz can
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 Pound cake cut into cubes
- 1.5 cups whipped cream
- In a large bowl, combine the cheesecake filling with the pumpkin puree.
- Add in cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix well.
- In your trifle dish or mason jar, begin with a layer of cubed pound cake and crushed gingersnaps.
- Add a layer of pumpkin cheesecake filling.
- Continue layering until your dish is full.
- Top with whipped cream, cookie crumbs and either two whole gingersnaps or a gingerbread man cookie.
- Place in the refrigerator or freezer until ready to serve.
- This makes one trifle dish or 6 mason jars full of mini trifles.
- You can add the entire can of pumpkin puree for a stronger pumpkin taste.
Is that a half of a large can or a 15oz can?
Thank you! The premade cheesecake filling is so delicious and so diverse. I use it to fill cakes and it makes them taste divine!
That sounds like a fabulous idea! Trying different variations would be great. I think it would also work with different types of cookies…shortbread, a nice butter or sugar cookie…I think would be heavenly!
If you try the gingerbread, let me know what it’s like. I don’t think you could go wrong with it.
I know! So cute… I made a big cheesecake like this over thanksgiving. Now I wish I had known about this recipe. Much easier!
Thanks for stopping by Maureen. Merry Christmas!
i so want to try this….not just for kids, but for me….would it be overkill to use actual gingerbread rather than the pound cake?
Sounds yummy, and the cute gingerbread man garnish makes this a fun dessert that my kids would love!