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Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert

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You knew this was forthcoming, right? A Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert Lush? I’m addicted to these desserts…so it was only a matter of time.

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert Lush - such an easy recipe! No-bake pumpkin pie is mixed with apple pie and a cinnamon graham crust!

Can we talk about yoga pants for a minute? First of all, I’m totally pro-yoga pant. Between running a dessert blog and working at home where no one sees me, I’d be hard pressed to put anything else on.

But there is one thing I’d like to know about yoga-pants wearing. This might be a little TMI, but whatever. It’s my blog and I’ll go there if I want too. Let’s just get real for a minute: when did going commando become a thing? Because, like, it’s not a thing with me. At all. And it never will be. Forever and ever I will wear underpants, the end.

The reason I ask is that I feel like I’m in the minority on this. Yes? Here’s the thing: I’ll happily walk around town in my panty-line-showing yoga pants (forever and ever, amen) as opposed to the alternative. That alternative being going commando and everyone knows about it. Because, dudettes, yoga pants are see-through when they are not jet black and super thick. Especially when you’re wearing a size too small.

Especially then. #OhMyEyesWillNeverBeTheSame

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And, I mean, this convo is especially important right now. Fall is upon us (rather, it’s upon those of you who don’t live in Hotifornia) and the yoga pant wearers will be out in force. Especially if you start doing all the fall baking you’ve been dreaming about all summer.

PSA: please don’t go commando, unless, you know, there is reinforcement. And don’t mock me for my lines. I’m proud of my lines.

Speaking of fall baking…let’s talk about NO BAKE dessert lush! See, you can still make no bake desserts even though it’s not summer. And you must make them with pumpkin and apple.

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert Recipe

This dessert is a riff on two I’ve made over the past few years. Last year I made a No Bake Pumpkin Dessert which was thebombdotcom with it’s pretzel crust and chocolate shavings. The year before that I made a Pumpkin Apple Dump Cake which went over like gangbusters. Marry the two and what have you got?

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert Lush! #YoureWelcome

This dessert has four fabulous fall-licious layers:

  1. The crust is made of cinnamon graham crackers. You guys, why do I always forget those exist?
  2. The pumpkin layer is made of pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla pudding. It’s like pumpkin pudding!
  3. Throw a can of apple pie filling on top of that and then…
  4. Top it all with some fresh whipped cream or whipped topping and more cinnamon graham crackers.

This recipe is fall in a bite. Great for when it’s still hot outside or for when you want to throw together a no bake pumpkin pie that’s not just pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert Lush - such an easy recipe! No-bake pumpkin pie is mixed with apple pie and a cinnamon graham crust!

Worth every calorie.

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Servings: 8 -10 servings

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert

This Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert has all the flavors of fall in one bite! Cinnamon graham crackers make up the crust, topped by a no bake pumpkin pie filling, apple pie filling, and whipped cream. This easy and fast dessert is perfect for any fall occasion!


  • 9 Cinnamon Graham Cracker Sheets
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted
  • 1 box — 3.4 ounces INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can — approximately 20 ounces apple pie filling
  • 1 1/2 cups Cool Whip or freshly whipped cream


  1. Finely crush 6 graham cracker sheets by placing them in a gallon size ziploc bag and rolling over it with a rolling pin (seal the bag all but 1/2” to allow air to escape). This nets approximately 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs. Place in a large bowl and stir in brown sugar. Stir in melted butter with a fork, then press into the bottom of a 9x9 inch square pan. Chill until filling is ready.
  2. Wipe out the bowl you made the crust in. Place pudding mix, milk, pumpkin, and pumpkin pie spice in a the bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour carefully over crust, spreading it evenly.
  3. Evenly spread apple pie filling over the pumpkin layer. Top evenly with whipped cream or Cool Whip. Crush remaining graham crackers into chunky pieces and sprinkle over the top.
  4. Chill dessert for at least 3 hours before serving, but overnight is best. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.


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Sweets from friends:
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Pumpkin Apple Cider Doughnuts by Heather’s French Press

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  1. The commando thing is just so uncomfortable. And then you have to wash your pants every time you wear them. I mean, who wants to do that? If you hate VPL that much, wear a long shirt. Really, ANYTHING is better than letting the entire world see your privates.
    Wow, you combined apple and pumpkin AND there’s a cool graham cracker topping! I’m down with this one!

  2. Mmm this looks like the perfect no-bake dessert, Dorothy! I love how easy this is to whip up! And pumpkin and apple are just perfect together. I would happily devour this entire batch in my yoga pants! 🙂

  3. Wearing yoga pants without underwear sounds disturbing!

  4. Ha! I was just having a conversation with my husband about how I’ll never go commando! I’m right there with you. I’d rather somebody know I’m wearing underwear than know I’m not; I’d be embarrassed about the latter! And this dessert looks AWESOME; lots of fall favorites combined into one!

  5. Totally with ya on the yoga pants thing. I’d definitely need to wear them after scarfing down this scrumptious no-bake dessert! 🙂

  6. Women who do that are so gross. If one wants to be that free, then do so in the privacy of their own home.
    Btw, this looks so good.

  7. Dorothy, I’m with ya!  I will forever wear underwear.  Btw I have noticed many ladies in my yoga and pilates classes are going commando.  It’s hard not to notice because they are see-through.  Not judging at all.  It’s just not my thing.  On a side note:  this no-bake pumpkin apple dessert is genius!  It’s still quite warm here in New Orleans.  Not sure I’m ready to have the oven on all the time!

  8. Hahahahaha!  I had NO clue going commando was a thing!  I’m sorry but underwear isn’t really an option… it is a requirement in my world!!  #UndieLines4EVA  Anyways, LOVING this dessert!  I mean NO Bake?  YES!  Plus apples, pumpkin and cinnamon graham crackers?  ALL DAY LONG YES!  Love this!  Pinned!  Cheers – to fabulous desserts.  And underwear.  😉

  9. Ha! Yes to all things yoga pants, and well, no to commando. Because it’s awkward. Pumpkin and apples together? Fall just got a little bit better today. 

  10. I totally agree with you on the pant lines, I mean, at least have something down there! This dessert looks like the ultimate fall flavour combinations, pinned! 

  11. Pumpkin and apple. Enough said! I love those two combined. Hate waiting all year for pumpkin recipes to resurface too. Fall, it’s a good time of the year. 🙂

  12. It’s so hot here today, at least 90F, no a/c in my kitchen and I totally needed a no-bake recipe. Instead I baked at 375F for 60 mins today…LOL.

    I love this idea, great flavor combo, and that CRUST. I want that crust!

  13. No way in H*** would I go commando!!  I don’t care about my panty line showing either and people just shouldn’t be checking that area of my body out anyway!  Sorry if this was too much!  Now this pregnancy has been halting my sweet tooth but this is calling my name!!  It looks and sounds really good!!! 

  14. This looks fabulous but going without panties does NOT!!! I see women walking in yoga pants without a panty line and just assumed that they had on a thong…maybe not…?? 🙂

  15. I’m totally not about that commando life! Undies all the way. Dorothy, you basically just combined my two favorite things in life: pumpkin and apple. I need this…maybe a weekend treat?

  16. Oh my hahaha! I have really enjoyed this post, you are cracking me up! I think it is always nice to give a little PSA regarding appropriate undergarment procedures! Especially the whole “leggings are not pants” thing – sometimes that requires reminding too! 

  17. My yoga pants are black and thick, but I didn’t realize that some women were going commando in theirs, or that they are see-through!  Yuck!  I learn a lot, reading your blog!  And I agree with you, like 98% of the time (don’t remember the other 2%).

  18. Haha!  I love yoga pants, but I definitely agree.  They should never be see through, but I’ve definitely seen some people wearing a few sizes too small.  It’s also still hot outside, so I’m loving this dessert.  Plus apples and pumpkin are always a great idea!

  19. Underpants are my dear friend and I shall never abandon them to a life alone in the drawer.  They belong on my bottom.  Likewise a bra.  I don’t care if you are uncomfortable.  Just say no to saggy nipples!

  20. Oh, my word! I had no idea that was a thing.  Never in a million years would that happen with me.  Got lines here!  LOL!  Now I’m sure I will notice it on every yoga pant wearing person…my eyes are never going to be the same.  Love that you combined the two fall flavors into one awesome no bake!  Perfect for this crazy hot spell here!

  21. Going commando will forever remind me of that Friends episode. Happy thoughts! Also? This dessert combo is absolutely the best of both worlds and what Fall is all about!

  22. Hee–I seriously think commando became a thing for around the house. I’m of camp undies, myself! Oh, and camp this dessert!!!

  23. When thongs first became a huge deal and people started wearing them in ways that it was obvious, I said I would rather have panty lines and I’m sticking to that. I try to get smooth panties that don’t look obvious under light pants but either way, still better than commando! Ugh. Anyhow, am going to make this dessert the next time I use up my soft apples by making “fried” apples (not really fried) so that I can avoid the canned apples but this still sounds AWESOME!

  24. I could never imagine going commando, especially in yoga pants. Of course, I’m from Minnesota and if you went out in just yoga pants and there was a cold breeze, it would be a COLD breeze, you know? 😄 This recipe looks great. I’m so ready for fall flavors, and I love the crumbly graham crackers.

  25. Um, no way to commando. That is a fashion faux pas. However, I think some gals wear the, uh, skimpier undies when wearing skin tight yoga pants if you know what I mean. However, I’ve definitely seen my fair share of commando booty. Eeek.

    This pumpkin apple business needs to happen to my face! 

  26. HAHA yes to everything in this post (and NO to yoga-pants-commando!)  This dessert though…omg…I need this now (I will probably have to put on my yoga pants shortly after..)

  27. Love that you can enjoy fall flavors without having to turn the oven on since it’s still so hot out!

  28. Everyone has lost respect for undergarments, really, commando and these thongs – blah. Nothing wrong with needing the support of a real pair of underwear, especially under a dress. ☺️Dessert looks great.

  29. when we were young, the yoga pants of today were called tights. We were them under skirts and dresses,lol. I’m amazed at the women wearing this fashion statement. Also has anyone noticed that toilet paper commercial that tries to convince us all to go commando? What’s up with that? Looking forward to all your pumpkin recipes!

  30. Love how easy the recipes are.
    Will be trying several.

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