Monday, October 30, 2023

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Would you care to join me for a yummy pumpkin dessert and some pumpkin chai tea?

My Grace's Tea Ware teacup is perfect for so many occasions, but looks so pretty with my tea cozy.

I made this cute cozy from a vintage look print .

My water aerobics group had our Halloween party and I brought this layered pumpkin dessert to share.  It's great for a group and would be perfect for Thanksgiving, too.

I went as a grandma that is carrying her baby grandchild on her back.  My son, Mike, painted in features on the mask, added glasses, mittens to cover her plastic hands,  and a wig.  We bought this costume at a garage sale several years ago.  

There were four categories to vote for and we were the winners.  We really do have a fun group!  There were about 30 ladies and everyone dressed up except one. 

I hope you have a reason to make this dessert soon!

Yield: a crowd
Author: Kitty, but adapted from Lil Luna
Layered Pumpkin Dessert

Layered Pumpkin Dessert

I adapted this recipe to make for a larger crowd and made it with extra spice. This is a wonderful dessert and especially good for people who don't like pumpkin pie. The crust doesn't get soggy even after a few days in the fridge.


  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 3 pkgs white chocolate (or vanilla) instant pudding mix (3.4 oz size)
  • 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice


  1. Layer 1:
  2. Mix flour, butter and 3/4 cup pecans together. Press into a greased 13 x 9" pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees, then remove and let cool.
  3. Layer 2:
  4. Blend cream cheese and powdered sugar, add 1 cup of the whipped topping, then spread over cooled crust.
  5. Layer 3:
  6. Mix milk, pudding mix, canned pumpkin, pumpkin spice and 1 cup whipped topping until smooth. Spread over top of layer 2.
  7. Layer 4:
  8. Spread remaining 2 cups of whipped topping and sprinkle pecans.
  9. Let chill for 3 hours or until set. Serve chilled.


I found the white chocolate instant pudding at Wal Mart, and it's made by Hershey's.

My granddaughter, Cissy had her last Fall pep rally and the Varsity girls were able to invite someone on the staff to participate and Cissy chose her mom,  my daughter, Molly.  The routine was to the Cotton-Eyed Joe, and it was so cute!  I'm so blessed to be able to attend so many wonderful events.

Thank you for your visit!  xo

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  1. That dessert looks delicious and I just love your costume! It sounds like such a fun party with a great group of women.

  2. Your Halloween party looked like a lot of fun Kitty, love the costume! And the dessert looks amazing:@)

  3. Kitty, Your Halloween costume is a hoot! I love that Mike ‘doctored’ the costume, adding all those cute details and what a fun group your water aerobics friends are! I love your pretty tea cozy and your layered dessert looks luscious too. Such cute photos of Cissy, you and Molly. Happy Tuesday ♥

  4. Another great dessert, Kitty, but there's so much more going on in this post that I love! Your tea cozy, your winning costume, and that Cotton Eyed Joe mother/daughter routine. Super cute, all of it, all of you! Happy Halloween!

  5. You have so many fun times! It's good for the Soul! Your costume is a hoot. And your dessert looks mouth-watering! Thanks for sharing all your pretties and yummy dessert!

  6. Such a fun and pretty Halloween tea table Kitty, your tea cozy is adorable! The tea cup is elegant and beautiful, and your Pumpkin Dessert sounds wonderful~ Your Halloween costume steals the show today, so hilarious! All your friends look like they had great outfits on and the party must have been so much fun. Molly was brave to go out and dance with Cissy at the pep rally, and she looks great, yes, you are blessed!

  7. Your costume made me laugh. I would love to try your your pumpkin dessert with pumpkin chai. The vintage-style cosy is so cute.

  8. Cotton Eyed Joe is a classic '90s song!

  9. Kitty, I love that cute costume you wore to your party. Your friends look great too. I love this dessert, the tea cozy you made and the tea cup and especially the dessert you made. Thanks for the recipe and have a happy Halloween!

  10. Kitty, I love your tea table and the tea cozy is so cute. Pumpkin chai tea sounds delicious and I know I would enjoy the pumpkin dessert. Wow, your water aerobics class had a fun party. Your costume made me laugh. I love the photos of Cissy, Molly, and you. I am looking forward to sharing tea with you this month!

  11. Mmmmmm - just printed your dessert. Looks so yummy! TY!!

    Congrats on winning the costume contest - you looked so cute - what a clever costume!

    And your cheerleaders are so pretty = and your daughter sure looks like a natural too!
    Big hugs.

  12. Your post made me smile! You are so cool and your costume is really the best! Beautiful tablescape too. Hugs.

  13. I love your water aerobics group and your costume! You do such fun things together. Everything about your post makes me smile, including that luscious dessert! :)

  14. Oh, my! I love all things pumpkin and would really enjoy this dessert. I've been enjoying my pumpkin coffees this autumn. I pray the Lord will continue to bless you and your family, sweet friend.

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  16. Your Halloween party looked such fun :)

    All the best Jan

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