This Pumpkin Pie Icebox Cake is an easy, no bake dessert for Thanksgiving! It has only a few ingredients and is easy to make ahead.
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I’m sure you know by now that I love icebox cakes: they are easy, and you can make them in any flavor with just a handful of ingredients.
I have to say though — I think this is one of the husband’s. Also, you can guarantee this will be the last pumpkin recipe here for the year. Guys — I am pumpkinned out.
I feel like I’ve been a little more open to this whole pumpkin obsession this year than in years past, and my family has thoroughly enjoyed it.
But me? I’m ready to move on to Christmas cookies, chocolates, candies, peppermint, caramel…. just anything but pumpkin spice.
I am a little nervous about trying to squeeze in allllllll of the things I want to share with you this year though. Last December, I think I shared about 20 (<— not exaggerating) new recipes, and definitely posted every day from December 1st to 15th.
Let me just say I am going to try not to do that this year. In fact, I’m going to try to take some holidays! (What!??!)
I’m a little worried because I don’t actually know what it is to have free time anymore. When you’re self-employed and you work in your home, it can be next to impossible to shut the office door, turn the computer off, turn the phone off, turn the oven off…. I find myself thinking, “oh I’ll just quickly do this/whip this up/send this email,” and an hour later I haven’t even gotten to my one and only task.
So I hope you enjoy the Christmas treats here and the Christmas holidays! And I hope you carve out some time to relax and eat good food 🙂
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No Bake Pumpkin Pie Icebox Cake
- 40 square graham crackers (20 if you have the long rectangular ones)
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup powdered icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 14 oz can pumpkin puree (about 2 cups)
- In a large bowl, beat cream on high with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add in sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside 1 cup in the refrigerator.
- Add spices, vanilla and pumpkin and beat on low just until incorporated.
- Place one layer of graham crackers into the bottom of an 8×8″ pan. Top with ¼ of the pumpkin mixture (I use a piping bag to do this — it’s quicker and is easier to spread!).
- Repeat layers 3 more times, so that there are 4 layers of graham crackers each topped with ¼ of the pumpkin mixture.
- Refrigerate at least 4 hours, until cake is set and graham crackers have softened. Cut into squares and serve with reserved whipped cream.
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This recipe looks amazing, I was wondering if this dessert is very sweet due to the powdered sugar?
Can the powdered sugar be excluded or cut in half?
My husband doesn’t like overly sweet desserts.
The Recipe Rebel says
Hi! I’ve only tested the recipe as written but you can not exclude the sugar. Not sure how it would do cutting it in half.
Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze says
Free time? Who has that anymore. Ha! I hope you take your much deserved holidays and breaks. Enjoy the season! 😉 Ashley this icebox cake looks amazing! I have to make this. Love those layer and it looks gorgeous for Thanksgiving!
Ashley Fehr says
Thanks Cyndi! Still trying to get to that point! Lol
This cake looks unreal! Love how this is no bake, but still has all that autumn flavor 🙂
Ashley Fehr says
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Haha, I know, I’m starting to finally get pumpkined out myself. However, this still looks incredible! This might have to be my final pumpkin dessert before I bid pumpkin farewell until 2017, because this sounds amazing!
Sarah @ The Gold Lining Girl says
Um, hi, this is GORGEOUS. I’m lost in the layers. This is so beautiful! I can’t have enough pumpkin recipes, and I really need no-bake ones for the holidays because my Gma’s oven is broken, and I usually do the holiday baking with her at her house. Lol!
YES – I need to take more time off too. What is it about blogging that makes us workaholics? I can never stop doing more for it, and I work full-time during the day. I hope you find a good balance this holiday season!!
Julie Evink says
This is absolutely fabulous! And every day for 15 days?! I thought I went crazy this time of year but that’s just NUTS! Take some time… but yes, it’s so hard to walk away. It takes such discipline!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
I don’t know what free time is anymore, either! Working from home can be such a blessing, but also a curse for us workaholics. I don’t know how you do it with two kids, either! I hope you take lots of holidays and enjoy the season, friend! You deserve it! And this icebox cake, yum! I made a pumpkin version last month, so I will have to try yours out. Looks fantastic for Thanksgiving dessert!