Baking For Dummies
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Who doesn't love the combo of pumpkin and cream cheese in a dessert recipe? This delicious pumpkin cheesecake parfait is easy to throw together for your next party or holiday gathering.


Two 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened

3 cups cold heavy cream

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided

One 15-ounce can pumpkin

1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, 2 cups heavy cream, and 1 cup confectioners' sugar with a mixer at medium-high speed for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin and pie spice until smooth.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat remaining 1 cup heavy cream and remaining 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar with a mixer at high speed for 3 to 5 minutes or until stiff peaks form.

  3. Spoon cream cheese mixture into serving dishes, and top with whipped cream. Garnish with pie spice, if desired. Serve immediately.

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Emily Nolan, a lifelong baker, is a trained pastry chef, cookbook author, and recipe developer. Her baking has been influenced by time spent living in France, Germany, and England.

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