This No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake will make for a super easy fall and Thanksgiving dessert. With just a few ingredients and very little time, you can have a pumpkin dessert that looks and tastes amazing!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Last week when I made our yummy Pumpkin Lush Bars, I kept thinking about how I was needing to make a pumpkin cheesecake this year for the holidays. No bake cheesecakes are always so easy and always come out phenomenal. I can make them ahead of time which is perfect when doing holiday cooking and baking.
I have made my No Bake Reese’s Peanut Butter Cheesecake so many times for guests and it is always a winner. For Thanksgiving this year, this No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
The cheesecake is filled with the perfect amount of pumpkin and spice. It looks totally decadent and tastes like you spent hours and hours making it.
Cheesecakes are popular with my family and the pumpkin flavor in this was great. I had one piece left for my breakfast this morning. Even my non-pumpkin-loving kiddos enjoyed a piece for dessert last evening. They really liked it which shocked me and my hubby.
The cheesecake starts with a simple no bake graham cracker crust. I considered using gingersnaps and decided it against it. Graham cracker always seems to be my families favorite crust.
Grab yourself some graham crackers, cream cheese, pumpkin, and a few spices from your cabinet to whip up this awesome cheesecake. If you are pressed for time, you can even use Cool-Whip to replace the heavy whipping cream. Super Simple.
30 Graham Crackers
5 tbsp melted Butter
2 tbsp Sugar
16 oz softened Cream Cheese
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
15 oz Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (use store bought or my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Recipe)
16 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream
Crush graham crackers if food processor.
Add melted butter and sugar and pulse to incorporate.
Press mixture into bottom an partially up the sides of a springform pan.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar and sugar until creamy.
Add in pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin spice. Beat until fully blended.
Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
Fold pumpkin mixture into whipped cream.
Spread evenly into crust.
Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours before serving.
Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.
Note: If your cheesecake is not firming in the 2-3 hours, you can place the cheesecake in the freezer for an hour or two and it should firm right up. I do this often so that the cheesecake can thaw just before serving.
Do you have a favorite fall cheesecake recipe? Cheesecakes make for perfect desserts for the holidays. This Pumpkin Cheesecake is going to be perfect on our Thanksgiving dessert table.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 30 Graham Crackers
- 5 tbsp melted Butter
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 16 oz softened Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
- 15 oz Pumpkin Puree
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 16 ounce Heavy Whipping Cream
- Crush graham crackers if food processor.
- Add melted butter and sugar and pulse to incorporate.
- Press mixture into bottom an partially up the sides of a springform pan.
- Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, brown sugar and sugar until creamy.
- Add in pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin spice. Beat until fully blended.
- Whip heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
- Fold pumpkin mixture into whipped cream.
- Spread evenly into crust.
- Refrigerate at least 2-3 hours before serving.
- Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired.
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