Mini Pumpkin Parfait with Cranberry Caramel

Delightful Layers of Pumpkin and Cranberry

Mini Pumpkin Parfait with Cranberry Caramel


Total TimeTotal Time

Approximately 20 minutes. This includes 10 minutes of preparation and 10 minutes for cooking the cranberry caramel.


Serves: 6. This recipe makes six small parfaits, perfect for individual servings at a festive gathering.

Delightful Layers of Pumpkin and Cranberry
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Dive into the festive season with Mini Pumpkin Parfait with Cranberry Caramel, a delightful blend of spiced pumpkin cream and tangy cranberry caramel layered with crumbled spiced cookies. This dessert is a perfect treat for autumn celebrations, offering a unique twist on classic flavors.


  • 1          package Cafe Bistro Spekulatius Spiced Cookies
  • 1/2       cup Countryside Creamery Unsalted Butter, divided
  • 1/2       cup packed Baker’s Corner Brown Sugar
  • 1/4       cup water
  • 1          cup Sweet Harvest Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • 8          ounces Happy Farms Pumpkin Spice Cream Cheese Spread, softened
  • 1/4       cup Baker’s Corner Powdered Sugar
  • 1          cup Baker’s Corner 100% Pure Canned Pumpkin
  • 8          ounces Friendly Farms Whipped Topping, divided


  1. Place cookies in food processor and pulse to form fine crumbs.
  2. In medium saucepan, melt 1/4 cup butter. Add cookie crumbs and stir over medium heat 5 minutes, or until toasted. Remove from heat.
  3. To make caramel: Bring brown sugar and water to simmer. Cook about 10 minutes, or until color changes to dark amber. Do not stir, but watch closely. Stir in cranberry sauce and remaining butter. Return to simmer and continue stirring until well combined and thickened slightly, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  4. Press warm cookie crumbs in bottom of small serving glasses, such as clear shot glasses, espresso cups, small bowls or parfait glasses. Set aside.
  5. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add pumpkin and continue mixing to combine. Gently fold in 6 ounces whipped topping.
  6. To complete assembly, top crumbs with layers of cranberry caramel and pumpkin cream. Repeat layers, including crumbs, 2-3 times depending on glass size. Top each parfait with dollop of remaining whipped topping. Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 8 hours.

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