Shout out to my mom who created this recipe and quickly sent it over to me. It’s made in the similar manner as our Pistachio Delight, so it should come as no surprise that my mom took that recipe and added a different pudding flavor. When I was younger, my mom was the queen of gelatin and pudding desserts. She knew so many hacks it was ridiculous. I try to pick her brain every now and then, but it doesn’t seem to help. Either she’s forgotten, or she’s just not telling!
For the most part, this is a no bake.
With the exception of the crust. I bake this really early in the morning while the house is still cool. That way, it won’t be a real big deal to turn the oven on for a little bit. It’s no big secret that I tend to cheat when it comes to pie crust. I have tried a million times to make pie crust from scratch. Something never turns out right. So, to reduce my stress, I buy these premade deals. Since there are two in each pack (meant for top and bottom) I actually get 4 crusts. Win!
The rest of the pie is made from pudding mix, whipped topping and cream cheese. Blend, mix, pour, chill and you are good to go.
My mother used all full fat/calorie products (whole milk, cream cheese and whipped topping) but here since Mr. YUM and I have to watch our weight, the sugar-free, lower fat options work a bit better for us. Usually I buy sugar-free pudding, but I could not find the sugar-free pumpkin this time of year, so I grabbed the pumpkin pie spice variety. We used skim milk, low-fat cream cheese and low-fat whipped topping.
As you can see, this super simple recipe was a hit with the kiddo and hubs. (pretty sure that’s kiddo trying to dig out the middle and hope no one notices LOL )
Are you a pudding and gelatin dessert maker? I’d love to hear about your favorite no-bake style recipes.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That’s no bake enough for me! I can’t wait to try this.
Melissa Pezza says
That looks fantastic! And, you know, for pumpkin pie, almost no bake is close enough for me!
This sounds really tasty! My daughter loves pumpkin pie so I’m sure she’d be all over this basically no bake version.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
That looks and sounds SO good! Fall is coming and so is all the baking I do in my kitchen! Can’t wait to try this out!
Isabella Grey says
Oh, YUMM! I LOVE pumpkin pie, though I’m a poor baker at best. I will have to give this a try!
Marcie W. says
Holy yum! This type of easy dessert is right up my alley and I am ready to welcome all the perks of fall.
Catherine S says
This looks yummy. I will have to make this for my husband he loves pumpkin pie.
Debbie Denny says
Now you know I have to try this. It looks really good.
Amy @ Marvelous Mommy says
My girls love pumpkin pie! This looks delicious!
Kelly Hutchinson says
I am not sure why I didn’t know there was a pumpkin pudding! My husband and daughter would love this recipe.
This looks delicious and I love that its no bake to boot. I want to eat it now.
I have a picky eater in my house, so you’d think pumpkin would be off limits. Not the case. She wants pumpkin EVERYTHING! I need to make her this pie and win major mom points.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I would make mine a no bake cheesecake recipe instead, as they are my favorite type of cake! YUM!
Wow now that looks good and not too difficult, even I could make this one! My hubby loves pumpkin so i will have to make this for him!
Looks delicious. Always great to find easy recipes, especially as school time is coming and life gets busier.
Toni | Boulder Locavore says
I adore pumpkin pie! It’s one of the reason I love fall so much!
I love baking with pumpkin! It has such a unique flavor and texture!
Yum, this sounds amazing! I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin!
is it pumpkin season already. That was fast but this dessert makes it worth it
Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says
I love pumpkin pie like a crazy person. I’m not a big baker, so no bake is perfect! (And I cheat on pie crusts too!!)
Melissa @ This Girl's Life Blog says
Pudding style pies are one of our favorites, especially because they are no bake. I have never tried it with pumpkin though. Adding that to my list!