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These No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are easy to make and so delicious!

The ORIGINAL recipe...No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake - a creamy and delicious cheesecake mousse with pumpkin pie spice flavor!


All year long, I look forward to pumpkin season – and pumpkin recipes – and this No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes recipe is one of the very best!

And ever since we posted this recipe a few years back, A Family Feast readers flock to this easy, creamy pumpkin cheesecake recipe every Fall. If you haven’t tried this recipe yet, you are in for a huge treat! (Scroll below to our recipe card to watch a video showing you how easy these No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are to make. )

How to make no-bake pumpkin cheesecake

Our No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are quick and super-easy recipe to make, and the creamy, sweet and spicy filling will satisfy any pumpkin cravings you might have. A mix of pumpkin puree, cream cheese, whipped topping (you can use Cool Whip or real whipped cream), cheesecake pudding mix, and spices are combined into a luscious mousse, then spooned over buttery graham cracker crumbs.

no bake pumpkin cheesecake recipe

We make these no-bake mini pumpkin cheesecakes for just about every Fall party we attend, and we receive rave reviews every single time.  Everyone loves this recipe! (I think you will too!)

P.S. We get asked a lot of questions about those cute little serving glasses in the photos above.  Those are actually small glass votive candle holders and these are very similar to what we used. You could serve them in clear glass votive candle holders like this too. Or, if you are taking these mini desserts to another home, small plastic cups like this or even this are another great option. Then decorate with a dollop of whipped cream on top, and a cinnamon stick for garnish.

Happy Fall!

This post originally appeared on A Family Feast in August 2013.

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No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes - A Family Feast

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

  • Prep Time: 1 hour 30 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings (using a 9-ounce clear plastic cup for serving)
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: no-bake
  • Cuisine: American


For the crust

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers (about 9 crackers)
  • ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

For the filling

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1-ounce package sugar free cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix (or 1/3 of a non-sugar free instant pudding may be used)
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping*, plus extra for garnish if desired (*If you prefer, you can use 4 to 5 cups of real whipped cream)


  1. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse the crackers into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, sugar and brown sugar and pulse until combined.
  2. Spoon the crumbs into individual 9-ounce plastic cups (or other individual sized cups for serving). Place in the refrigerator to set while you are preparing the filling.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until light and creamy.
  4. Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pudding mix and beat until completely mixed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure that all ingredients are well combined.
  5. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix again until well combined.
  6. Change your stand mixture attachment to the wire whisk. On slow speed, fold in the tub of Cool Whip until well combined.
  7. Allow the mixture to sit in the refrigerator for about an hour to firm up.
  8. Using a large pastry bag with a large tip, or a spoon, top the graham cracker crust in each cup with the pumpkin mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  9. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.

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  • Betsy wrote:

    Any idea how many calories are in one serving? They sound absolutely divine!

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      No – sorry Betsy – I haven’t calculated the calories. But you might be able to find an online calculator to plug in the ingredients. Using light cream cheese, sugar-free jello and fat-free whipped topping would help cut down on some of the calories and still be delicious! Hope that helps!

  • Courtney wrote:

    These sound so delicious, but Cool Whip is SO bad for you…it’s basically plastic in a tub!

    I have been making real whipped cream, and subbing, but it doesn’t always set up as nice. If anyone else tries something more real than cool whip that works, please let me know!!

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Will do Courtney! Or if you try it yourself with real whipped cream – let us know too!

    • Karen wrote:

      I use whipped cream all the time. To stabilize you use unflavored gelatin with a little water. Wilton has a recipe for stabilized whip cream as frosting. My late husband was a chef and used unflavored gelatin straight in his whipping cream – makes for very stable peaks of whip cream on a dessert.

      • Martha Pesa wrote:

        Thanks so much Karen! Great suggestion!

  • Alissa wrote:

    Is it ok to use 100% Pure Pumpkin as the puree in this recipe? Thanks!

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Hi Alissa – Canned pumpkin is precooked so if you are using fresh pumpkin, you should cook it first before pureeing and adding to the recipe.

  • Danielle wrote:

    Any suggestions on substitutions for the pudding mix for those of us who think this looks amazing but don’t want to use artificial ingredients? I’ll also have to use real whipped cream instead of the whipped topping.

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Hi Danielle – The pudding mix adds some flavor and makes the mixture thicker, but you can try leaving it out, or maybe adding some powdered sugar in its place as a stabilizer. The real whipped cream will also work fine – I’d suggest serving the dessert within a few hours of mixing the ingredients together since real whipped cream isn’t as ‘stable’ as Cool Whip. Let us know how it comes out! Martha

  • Carey wrote:

    Hi! This sounds delish but I’m not a fan of Cool Whip, can it be omitted? Or can regular whipping cream be used? Thanks!! 🙂

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Hi Carey – Yes – regular whipping cream should be fine! I’d plan to serve it within a few hours of mixing the ingredients together – real whipped cream isn’t as ‘stable’ as Cool Whip – but it will taste great with the real whipped cream!

  • Lucy wrote:

    Looks so cute, can’t wait to try it out!

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Thanks Lucy!

  • Lisa Martinez wrote:

    Where do you find cheesecake flavored pudding? I’ve looked at the stores I go to and they do not have it.

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      I was able to find it at my local grocery store. If you can’t find cheesecake flavor, vanilla would also work!

      • Jodi wrote:

        Same here about the cheesecake pudding. I did find the pumpkin spice pudding they bring out now. Would that be to much?

        • Martha wrote:

          Hi Jodi – To be safe – try using the pumpkin spice pudding without the additional pumpkin pie spices and taste it. If you’d like it to be a strong spice flavor, then add it in gradually. Hope that helps!

  • Valerie wrote:

    I made this over the weekend and it was soooooo good! Never too early for the pumpkin recipes! I opted for crushed ginger snaps instead of graham crackers and I enjoyed the extra spice! Thanks for sharing!

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Great idea!!

  • Peggy wrote:

    Looks so yummy! Perfect for fall in the South–no need to heat up the oven.

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Thanks Peggy!

  • Sheila Stickell wrote:

    Can’t wait to make these for our next book club gathering. The ladies will really be impressed. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

    • Martha Pesa wrote:

      Thank you for stopping by Sheila – I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as we do!

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