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Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle Recipe

This easy fall dessert not only tastes great but it’s stunning to look at. Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifles have all of the flavors of fall plus layers of yummy cheesecake filling. This no-bake dessert requires very little work. Mini trifle containers are filled with layers of delicious pumpkin puree and cheesecake filling for a simple fall dessert. 

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle

This Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle is perfect for serving for dessert at Thanksgiving or Christmas.

You can also bring them to holiday potlucks.

Everyone will love dipping their spoon into these mini trifles and getting a spoonful of pumpkin and cheesecake filling. 

These mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles might look complicated but I assure you they are easy!

Simply take some pumpkin puree and layer it with some cheesecake filling and garnish with some whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

This dessert requires very little prep work.

In about half an hour, you’ll have a delicious pumpkin fall dessert ready to enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES

Mini trifle containers are filled with pumpkin puree and cheesecake filling and then topped with some whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon for a delicious fall snack or dessert the whole family will enjoy!

Are you ready to get started?

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

pumpkin cheesecake in a container

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PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES INGREDIENTS

This fun and easy Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle recipe uses everyday kitchen staples to create a delicious dessert or snack your family will love. You can easily find all of the ingredients to make this dessert at your local grocery store.

All you need is:

  • some pumpkin puree
  • block cream cheese
  • sugar
  • instant vanilla pudding
  • milk
  • a few graham crackers
  • ground cinnamon
  • whipped topping

PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

cream cheese and sugar

In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar.

pudding mix

Mix in instant vanilla pudding and milk.

vanilla pudding and cream cheese

The mixture should be slightly thick.

Crush graham crackers in a ziplock bag.

Place some graham cracker crumbs into each mini trifle.

pumpkin in a bowl

Fill pastry piping bags with the cream cheese mixture and a separate bag with the pumpkin puree.

Pipelayers of each into the mini trifles.

Top off with some whipped topping and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

In about half an hour, you’ll have a fall-inspired mini trifle dessert that’s sure to become a new favorite!

PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE TRIFLE TIPS AND QUESTIONS

If you’ve never made mini trifles, don’t worry! Below are some common questions and helpful tips.

Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.

If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.

pumpkin trifle up close

HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES?

This no-bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifle recipe takes approximately 37 minutes. TOTAL. This includes:

  • About 7 minutes to mix together the cream cheese layer
  • Close to 5 minutes to crush the graham crackers and place them in the trifle containers
  • Around 15 minutes to pipe the two layers
  • 10 minutes to garnish with whipped topping and cinnamon

HOW DO I STORE PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES?

You can store Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifles in an airtight container in your refrigerator for up to 5 days.

The graham cracker crumbs on the bottom of these trifles will get softer the longer you store them. 

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle

CAN I USE ANY KIND OF CONTAINER FOR THESE TRIFLES?

You can use any container to serve these mini trifles. I purchased my containers at Party City.

Small mason jars, juice glasses, plastic serving containers will all work great to serve these mini trifles in.

The yield of this recipe will depend on the size of the container you pick.

Pick a container that will be perfect for a personal serving size. 

CAN I MAKE PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES AHEAD OF TIME?

Yes, you can easily make Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifles the day before serving.

This is a great make-ahead dessert.

Simply keep the mini trifles stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator until ready to serve. 

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle

WHAT GOES WELL WITH PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES?

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifles go well with a wide variety of snacks and desserts. These recipes would be great to serve together at a party.

Some of my personal favorites include:

CAN I USE CANNED PUMPKIN PIE FILLING INSTEAD OF PUMPKIN PUREE?

Yes, you can use pumpkin pie filling in this recipe instead of pumpkin puree.

The steps will be pretty much the same.

Pumpkin puree has a plain taste since it has no added sugar or spices.

The pumpkin pie filling will make this trifle slightly sweeter. 

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle

WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES RECIPE?

This tasty Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.

Try adding a mini cookie as a garnish for each trifle like a maple leaf sandwich cookie, ginger snap cookie, gingerbread man cookie, etc. YUM!

Pumpkin cheesecake trifles on wood

PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES RECIPE

Yield: 8 Trifles

PUMPKIN VANILLA CHEESECAKE MINI TRIFLES

Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifle

This easy fall dessert not only tastes great but it’s stunning to look at. Pumpkin Vanilla Cheesecake Mini Trifles have all of the flavors of fall plus layers of yummy cheesecake filling. This no-bake dessert requires very little work. Mini trifle containers are filled with layers of delicious pumpkin puree and cheesecake filling for a simple fall dessert. 

Prep Time 37 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1 - 8 oz block cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 - 5.1 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • 6 graham crackers; crushed
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon; for topping
  • whipped topping for topping

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together cream cheese and sugar. Mix in instant vanilla pudding and milk. The mixture should be slightly thick.
  2. Crush graham crackers in a ziplock bag. Place some graham cracker crumbs into each mini trifle.
  3. Fill pastry piping bags with the cream cheese mixture and a separate bag with the pumpkin puree.
  4. Pipe layers of each into the mini trifles. Top off with whipped topping and cinnamon.

Notes

The mini trifle containers were bought at party city

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 183mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 23gProtein: 4g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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WHAT’S NEXT

I hope you enjoy this pumpkin cheesecake recipe as much as my family does!

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