A Peek at the Fun: What could be cuter than this mini dessert for Thanksgiving-pumpkin pie in a jar?! It’s cute, tastes great and makes a fun Thanksgiving gift for friends or as a cute touch to your Thanksgiving table.
Why is it that everything is cuter when it’s small? Puppies are completely irresistible, babies can win your heart over in a minute, and pumpkin pie in a little tiny jar with a miniature spoon? I’m hooked!
Really, there’s just something sweet about things in miniature, and these mini desserts for Thanksgiving are just so cute! It’s a very easy dessert to make-graham cracker crust layered with pumpkin pie mousse and topped with Cool Whip. All packed into a teeny little jar and topped with a cute tag.
I love the idea of taking one of these to a friend for Thanksgiving all packaged up with a cute ribbon or twine, the Grateful tag on top and a tiny spoon tied to it. It’s a fun little Thanksgiving gift idea to tell someone you are grateful for them and their friendship.
It would also be darling to put on of these at each place setting on your Thanksgiving table. A mini dessert ready to be eaten right away! (Then maybe you can save the full dessert for later. Two desserts is ok right…?)
Mini Dessert for Thanksgiving:Print
Pumpkin Pie in a Jar Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 12 Mini Desserts 1x
- Graham crackers
- 6 Tbsp of butter
- 1 small box of cheesecake pudding
- 1/2 C half and half or milk
- 1 C pumpkin
- 1 tsp pumpkin spice
- 3–4 C Cool Whip
- 4 oz. Jelly jars
Start by crushing a package of graham crackers until you have crumbs. You want about 1 1/2 C of crumbs. Add 6 Tbsp of butter and mix.
Layer the graham cracker mix at the bottom of the jar (about 1/2 inch to 1 inch thick).
To make your pumpkin mousse, start by combining your box of pudding with 1/2 of cold half and half or milk. Mix.
Then stir in your pumpkin and pumpkin spice. Fold in 2 1/2 C of Cool Whip.
Layer this on top of your graham cracker crust in the jars leaving room to top with Cool Whip.
Top with a layer of Cool Whip and then sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.
Seriously-this stuff is GOOD! I had to eat my work of course after I made these!
Thanksgiving Gift for Friends:
Now if you want to package this up all cute so that you can give it to your friends as a little Thanksgiving gift or if you want to put them on your table, I have this cute and simple Grateful gift tag for you to print and use.
All you need to do is right click and save it to your computer and then you can size it how you want and print. (Do this in a program like Word or Pages.)
Or, even better, I have a PDF with 8 of these gift tags ready and size just the right size for the top of the jars I used.
Print Here: Grateful Gift Tags
I love the look of it all packaged up with cute twine and a mini spoon (affiliate link).
Have FUN making this mini dessert this Thanksgiving and especially have FUN eating this yummy pumpkin pie in a jar!
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