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Pumpkin Apple Dessert is a great recipe for any potluck in the fall that everyone will love. These no bake dessert recipes are my favorite because they are so versatile in the flavors, but you can’t beat the pumpkin and apple! Plus, it’s no bake!

dessert with white cream and graham cracker crumbs on top in a white bowl.


No Bake Pumpkin Apple Dessert Lush

This pumpkin and apple combo is just about as classic as it gets. They are the two most prominent fall ingredients. 

This lush recipe has a few different layers of pumpkin, apple, and whipped cream that make this recipe the best. It is a no bake recipe which means that it is easy to prepare and great for a party. 

ingredients in apple pumpkin dessert laid out on a marble counter.

Ingredients Needed

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs: You can use crumbs or crush your own graham crackers. This is for the crust.
  • Vanilla Pudding Mix: This must be instant pudding mix. 
  • Milk: Only cow’s milk will work.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Not pumpkin pie mix. 
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: This gives all the flavors of pumpkin.
  • Apple Pie Filling: Use a can of pie filling or my homemade recipe.
  • Cool Whip: Or freshly whipped cream

How to make Apple Pumpkin Dessert

  • Place graham cracker crumbs in a large bowl and stir in brown sugar. Stir in melted butter with a fork, then press into the bottom of a 9×9 inch square pan. Chill until filling is ready.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chill dessert for at least 2 hours before serving. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
dessert with white cream and graham cracker crumbs on top in a clear pan.

Expert Tips

  • You can use 1 cup graham cracker crumbs for the crust and then just sprinkle more crumbs on top instead of using actual graham crackers.
  • For the milk, it has to be cow’s milk. But you can use any fat content.
  • If you don’t want to use Cool Whip, use my Homemade Whipped Cream!

FAQs

How do you store pumpkin lush?

Store it in an airtight container.

Can you freeze this no bake dessert?

No, you can not. 

dessert with white cream and graham cracker crumbs on top in a white bowl.

Pumpkin Apple No Bake Dessert

3.43 from 14 votes
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!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Yield 10 servings
Serving Size 1 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 9 Graham Cracker Sheets (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons (25g) brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (57g) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 3.4 ounces box INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups (355ml) milk
  • 1 cup (244g) pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 approximately 20 ounce can apple pie filling
  • 1 ½ cups Cool Whip or freshly whipped cream

Instructions

  • 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 9×9 inch square pan. Chill until filling is ready.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Chill dessert for at least 2 hours before serving. Store covered in refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use 1 cup graham cracker crumbs for the crust and then just sprinkle more crumbs on top instead of using actual graham crackers.
  • Only use cow’s milk to make the pudding (you can use any fat content)
  • You’ll need approximately half to 3/4 of an 8-ounce tub of cool whip to top the dessert.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 4032IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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Last Updated on September 13, 2023



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  1. 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!

    1. Even with yoga pants I like to have my bottom covered. And I’ve seen that commercial. I always feel like this when I see it: ?

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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..)

    1. I always make a habit of reading the blog entry that goes with a recipe before I make it and yours made me laugh hard. I’m in my 20s and I love yoga pants but I try to keep wearing them to a minimum when I’m out. I honestly had no idea going commando in them was a thing. I have no idea why it never occurred me people did that. And yeah I 100% agree with you, never happening over here either.

      On a side note though, I can’t wait to give this a try. I’ve had a can of apple pie filing for a few months and wanted something different to use it for. One question, I only have 8×8, 11×8 and 13×9 pans. Based on the amount of apple pie filing, do you think the 11 pan would work best? I can always add a little more cool whip and graham crackers as needed. I probably have the slightly larger vanilla pudding too I could use instead. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  5. 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! 

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

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

  9. 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!

  10. 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!