No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Make your own no-bake pumpkin cheesecake in just 30 minutes! This delicious dessert can be made in mason jars or in pie pans and is the perfect fall dessert for family dinners and get togethers.

image of no-bake pumpkin cheesecake in mason jars with text overlay

Well friends… there was frost on my car this morning. True story. Autumn is here in Northern Alberta, and our leaves are changing colors. Truth be told, Autumn is absolutely my favorite season.

I love the colors, the change in wardrobe, the warm tea that starts migrating out of the cupboard… and the pumpkin! Everything pumpkin.

Today I’m sharing a recipe I experimented with last year, my No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake. If you like pumpkin even a smidgen of how much I like it, you will love this recipe!

hand holding no-bake pumpkin cheese cake in a mason jar

No-bake pumpkin cheesecake is super simple and only takes about 30 minutes to prepare. It consists of three simple layers: a graham cracker crust, a pumpkin cheesecake filling, and a whipped cream topping. Prepare each layer individually, and stack them up to create the perfect Pinterest-worthy fall dessert.

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans (optional)
  • 6 tbsps butter, melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can pumpkin pie filling (16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Whipping cream (250mL) – or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by making the bottom (crust) layer. Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and crushed pecans. Add melted better and make sure it is evenly mixed.
  2. For the pumpkin cheesecake layer, first beat the cream cheese until smooth. Next, add the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and creamy.
  3. Whip whipping cream into whipped cream with a mixer.
  4. Once all three layers are done, layer them into the mason jars (or pie plates if you prefer!). Start by pressing the graham cracker later into the bottom of the jars (saving some for a garnish if desired), then top with pumping cheesecake layer. Add the whipped cream when you are ready to serve.
Top view of no-bake pumpkin cheesecake

You can serve this any way you like, mason jars are just my dessert vehicle of choice. The last time I made this, I put half in mini mason jars and half in a pie plate. You could layer them two or three times to create a simple pumpkin trifle too!

No-bake pumpkin cheesecake in mason jars

You can print off your own copy of this delicious recipe here:

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A delicious no-bake fall dessert, using a favourite fall ingredient: pumpkin!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup crushed pecans (optional)
  • 6 tbsps butter, melted
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can pumpkin pie filling (16 oz)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Whipping cream (250mL) - or more to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by making the bottom (crust) layer. Combine graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and crushed pecans. Add melted better and make sure it is evenly mixed.
  2. For the pumpkin cheesecake layer, first beat the cream cheese until smooth. Next, add the pumpkin pie filling, sugar, and vanilla. Mix until well combined and creamy.
  3. Whip whipping cream into whipped cream with a mixer.
  4. Once all three layers are done, layer them into the mason jars (or pie plates if you prefer!). Start by pressing the graham cracker later into the bottom of the jars (saving some for a garnish if desired), then top with pumping cheesecake layer. Add the whipped cream when you are ready to serve.

full view of no-bake pumpkin cheesecake in mason jars

I hope you love this No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake as much as my family does! Let me know if you have any questions.

If you love cheesecakes in a jar, you are going to LOVE this Cherry Cheese Cake in a Mason Jar too!

No Bake Cherry Cheese Cake pinnable image
Enjoy!

48 thoughts on “No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

  1. I can’t believe it’s Autumn already, we didn’t even had a proper summer here in Scotland. Anyway, this cheesecake looks so yummy and easy to make. I love how it’s nicely placed in mason jars, they look so cute and inviting. #momsterslink

    1. I just made these the other night for some guests. They turned out delicious!
      I want to make them again, but I am curious if anyone has ever froze them before (without the whipped cream topping, of course). It made 12 mini jars, and that is way too many for my next dinner.

      1. Oh good! I’m so glad you liked them!! I’ve honestly never tried freezing them(although I may try soon!), but if someone ever tells me I’ll be sure to let you know!

  2. Oh. my. goodness. I just *love* mason jar desserts, and no-bake desserts are definitely my favorite kind. This will be one of our features tonight at midnight EST at the Get Your Shine On party. We hope to see you again!

  3. So many of my favorites in one dessert — pumpkin, cheesecake and mason jars! Plus it’s no bake, which is great for Florida. It’s still hot here so I love recipes that can be made without turning on the oven.

  4. Wow!!This looks yummy. I haven’t tried anything like this. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

  5. Epic Fail. It never set like cheesecake, more like pumpkin pie filling. I think the problem may have been that the can size of Pie filling was not specified. . I could only find a 16 oz. sized can in all of my local stores. I made the assumption that was the correct amount. Not. Please specify the correct amount as well as the amount of whipping cream. I had a ton left over (not complaining though). Ending on a positive note…the dessert flavor was great!

    1. Hey! Well I’m glad it tasted good! It actually never really has the consistency of cheesecake, just the taste. That’s why I serve it in the jars :) I did use a 16 oz can, but I can specify that for others, thank you for pointing it out! Also the amount of whipping cream is dependent on what you want. My husband likes a LOT of it, so he probably uses more than usual, but I use less 250 mL. Hope that helps!

  6. How long do you think these will last in the fridge? I need to make them tomorrow for serving on Saturday. Do you think they will be okay?

        1. Yes, just prepare the fresh pumpkin the same way you would for a pie (with the spices!). The quantity just has to be about the same :) Since this is a no-bake recipe, the texture isn’t the same as cheesecake, so the unbaked thinner fresh pumpkin mix may be even further from the texture of cheesecake, but it would still taste good!

  7. Hello great recipe! Pumpkin pie filling is not available in Spain can you send or post a recipe to prepare it. I want to try this one!

  8. For the pumpkin cheesecake minis: It is intended that the pumpkin mix is the “spiced” variety? (I seem to recall the pumpkin puree comes plain and with spices..it’s been a while since I have made pumpkin pie!) Vanilla seems to be the only flavoring in the recipe. Thank you!

    1. Yes! You can buy pumpkin puree without any spices, but this recipe called for the “pumpkin pie filling” one which includes the typical pumpkin pie spices already :)

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