Pumpkin Lush

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5 from 2 votes
Pumpkin Lush is just that it is lush. The flavor is decadent and is full of amazing fall flavors. It is like pumpkin pie but better because it is lighter, fluffier and delectable.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pumpkin Lush on a white plate.

Pumpkin Lush is just that – it is luscious. The flavor is decadent and is full of amazing fall flavors. It is like pumpkin pie but better because it is lighter, fluffier and delectable.

Pumpkin Lush on a white plate.

This Pumpkin Lush is perfection. It is a layer of crispy crust make of nuts, a decadent pumpkin layer and finally a creamy whip cream layer all in one beautiful little square.. It is also super easy to make, feeds a lot of people and is not super heavy.

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What We Love About This Pumpkin Cheesecake Lasagna Recipe

This recipe is perfect for Thanksgiving our other fall gatherings as it is quick and easy to make, feeds a lot of people and is a lighter version of traditional pumpkin pie. Pumpkin originates from North America. Originally in Mexico, it was a staple for early Americans.

  • 30 Minute Dessert: It is truly quick and easy to prepare.
  • Easy Ingredients: Only a few simple ingredients and all things you have on hand in the fall.
  • Family Friendly: If they like pumpkin, they will love this lush dessert also try the lemon lush.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb or dairy free, etc…
A close up on the lush.

Ingredient Notes for this Pumpkin Lush Dessert

  • Butter: Melt the butter, it can be salted butter or unsalted butter.
  • Flour: All-purpose flour. A gluten free flour can also work in this recipe.
  • Walnuts: Chop walnuts for the crust and for garnish.
  • Vanilla Pudding: Instant vanilla pudding mix, sugar-free can also make this recipe work.
  • Milk: Cold milk, cut calories with a low-fat version.
  • Pumpkin Puree: Not pumpkin Pie Filling.
  • Powdered Sugar: Also known as confectioner’s sugar.
  • Cream Cheese: Soften the cream cheese by leaving out overnight for the cream cheese layer.
  • Whipped Topping: The frozen whip topping. Cool whip or your favorite whipped cream topping.
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice: All the warn spices for Fall such as, cinnamon, nutmeg ginger, allspice and clove for these pumpkin lush bars.

Equipment Needed

How to Make Pumpkin Dessert Lasagna

These are the basic steps for making Pumpkin Lush. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: CRUST

First, preheat your oven. Then in a medium bowl, mix together butter, flour and one cup of the chopped nuts. Then press into the bottom of the baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes until a light golden brown.

STEP 2: PUMPKIN FILLING

Meanwhile, blend the pudding and the milk until thick. Mix in the pumpkin puree and then stir over the crust that is cool.

STEP 3: TOPPING

Next, beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl until fluffy and fold in the whip topping. Evenly spread over the pumpkin mixture. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Lastly, sprinkle with the walnuts and pumpkin pie spice. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.

Mixing the ingredients, addinging the pumpkin and finally the cool whip.

Prep and Storage Tips for Pumpkin Lush

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This Pumpkin Lush can be made the day before and store in the refrigerator.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store in the refrigerator for up to five days. Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

This pumpkin lasagna recipe can be frozen. Keep in the freezer for up to four months in an airtight container.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pumpkin Cheesecake Lasagna

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Use fat free or dairy free ingredients also try gluten free ingredient for this pumpkin lush.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SOMETHING FOR THE NUTS?

The crush can be made with graham cracker crumbs or vanilla wafers.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, try making in an 8×8 pan for a half version or use additional baking pans and make several.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PUMPKIN PUREE AND CANNED PUMPKIN PIE FILLING?

Pumpkin puree is just cooked pumpkin while the pumpkin pie filling has all the ingredients for the pie in the can such as spices and other additives.

Side view of the desert.

Expert Tips for Making This Pumpkin Lush Recipe

  • Add Different Nuts: Try adding slivered almonds or even chopped pecans.
  • Individual Pumpkin Lasagnas: Make individual versions of this dish in little ramekins for this creamy pumpkin dessert.
  • Variation tip: Top with chips, butterscotch chips, toffee bits, chocolate chips or even shaved chocolate. Drizzle the pumpkin dessert recipe with a little caramel sauce.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use sugar free pudding it has great pumpkin flavor too. Try a sugar substitute for the powder sugar.

What to Serve with Pumpkin Lush

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Pumpkin Lush on a white plate.
5 from 2 votes

Pumpkin Lush

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
Pumpkin Lush is just that it is lush. The flavor is decadent and is full of amazing fall flavors. It is like pumpkin pie but better because it is lighter, fluffier and delectable.
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 6.8 ounces instant vanilla pudding, 2 3.4 boxes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups whipped topping, divide
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven 325 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix together butter, flour and 1 cup of chopped walnuts.
  • Press mixture into the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  • Let crust cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, mix together pudding with milk until thick.
  • Stir in pumpkin puree; spread over cooled crust.
  • Beat powdered sugar and cream cheese together until fluffy.
  • Fold in whipped topping.
  • Spread evenly over pumpkin mixture.
  • Top with remaining whipped topping.
  • Garnish with remaining chopped walnuts and sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Different Nuts: Try adding slivered almonds or even pecans.
  • Individual Pumpkin Lasagnas: Make individual versions of this dish in little ramekins,
  • Variation tip: Top with chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips or even shaved chocolate.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use sugar free pudding. Try a sugar substitute for the powder sugar.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 3746IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 30 minute, Fall, pumpkin

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  1. Hi there! Thank you for this recipe I have never heard of this before. Definately want to try! I found this recipe from learn to blog search. I just wanted to let you know I will be including it in a round up this sunday 8/31. Thanks again!

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