Individual Pumpkin Chiffon Parfait Desserts (in cups or mason jars)

These Pumpkin Chiffon Parfaits are the ideal dessert to add to your holiday table – full of light and creamy pumpkin chiffon and cinnamon-spiced whipped cream. Finish the parfaits as desired by sprinkling with chopped pecans, ginger cookie crumbles, toasted coconut or any other topping you would like.

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The pumpkin chiffon in this parfait is light and airy with hints of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Just place these on your dessert table and you have some lovely individual servings.

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Use mason jars with lids as these are the perfect favor to send home with your guests. Give them a little reminder of the time they spent with you – plus, they will have a treat to enjoy when they arrive home.

Be sure to watch our YouTube Pumpkin Chiffon Tart video for a visual guide on how to make the chiffon.

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Pumpkin Chiffon Parfaits

The perfect alternative to a pumpkin pie – a light and airy pumpkin chiffon filling in a sweet tart dough.
5 from 21 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Assembly 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 12 6 ounce mason jars with lids


Pumpkin Chiffon

  • 300 Grams Pumpkin Puree (do not use pumpkin pie filling) 1 ¼ cup
  • 150 Grams Light Brown Sugar ¾ cup
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks (save the whites – you need these later in the recipe)
  • 4 Fluid Ounces Whole Milk ½ cup
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Ground Nutmeg
  • 10 Grams Powdered Gelatin (1 TBSP)
  • 3 Tbsp Cold Water For dissolving gelatin
  • 4 Large Egg Whites Preferably room temperature – the whites will whip better at room temp.
  • 100 Grams Granulated Sugar (½ cup)

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon


  • Sprinkle the powdered gelatin over the cold water and set aside to allow gelatin to set.
  • Combine pumpkin puree, brown sugar, milk, egg yolks, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg into a heat-proof bowl. Whisk well to combine.
  • Bring a pot of water to a low steam. Place the bowl on top of the pan of steaming water. Notes: 1) the bottom of the bowl should not touch the water, and 2) the water should not be boiling.
  • Stir the pumpkin mixture occasionally (every 3 – 5 minutes). Continue to heat the mixture until it reaches 160° F – 180° F.
  • Add the set gelatin to the bowl and whisk until the gelatin is completely melted.
  • Remove the bowl from the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
  • Place the egg whites in a clean bowl. Begin mixing using a hand mixer or stand mixer with the whisk attachment. Mix on medium speed until the egg whites appear foamy. Continue mixing while slowly pouring in the granulated sugar. Continue to mix until egg whites reach medium peaks.
  • Gently fold the egg whites into the cooled pumpkin mixture.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • Place heavy cream, confectioners sugar and ½ tsp ground cinnamon in a bowl. Whip the cream until medium peaks form.

Assemble Parfaits

  • Spoon pumpkin chiffon into mason jars until ¼ full. Add a thin layer of whipped cream. Spoon more pumpkin chiffon into the mason jars and finish with a swirl of whipped cream.
  • Add additional items to the top of the parfait as desired (e.g. chopped pecans, toasted coconut, ginger cookie crumbles, etc…)


Note: keep parfaits refrigerated until ready to serve
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  1. Linda


    5 stars
    These are the perfect size and so delicious! We topped ours with maple glazed pumpkin seeds.

  2. Carrie


    5 stars
    These are beautiful. I love desserts that can be made in jars for each person. I can’t wait to try these.

  3. Michelle Latinovich


    5 stars
    I will definitely be making these pumpkin chiffon parfaits. I always love when a recipe can be served in individual sized bowls/jars… it always makes the presentation so much prettier and appetizing!

  4. The Curious Dig


    5 stars
    These look absolutely beautiful! Not sure I have the skill to recreate this at home but I can try…

  5. Heather


    5 stars
    These look stunning and delicious! What a great alternative to pumpkin pie!

  6. Akansha


    5 stars
    Can’t have enough pumpkin recipes these days, and this seems like a perfect addition. Hope I get a chance to try it before the end of this month.

  7. Gloria


    5 stars
    This coming weekend is Thanksgiving in Canada. I need to take dessert to the family dinner. This is presentation perfect.

  8. Amanda


    5 stars
    These look so good! My husband doesn’t like pumpkin pie but maybe I can get him to try these.

  9. Tiannaskitchen


    5 stars
    this look so delicious, I love how there in a mason jar so you can see how to beautiful layers.

  10. Marysa


    5 stars
    These are so cute! Love the little jars. And these sound so tasty. What a great fall themed treat.

  11. Michelle


    5 stars
    This looks SO good! Baking 5 things is actually one of my goals for this fall (I know it sounds weird but cooking and baking give me really bad anxiety and I’m trying to work through that) so maybe I’ll give these a go! 🙂

  12. Marcellina


    5 stars
    So light, fluffy and perfectly spiced! I particularly love the cinnamon whipped cream!

  13. swathi iyer


    5 stars
    The pumpkin chiffon parafits looks delicious perfect treat for any day.

  14. Juliette


    5 stars
    I love the pecans and ginger cookie in this pumpkin chiffon parfait. The flavour combination is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this. 😊

  15. Debbie


    5 stars
    This pumpkin chiffon parfait recipe looks delicious. I love the idea to use mason jars with lids to send home with guests. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Vince G


    5 stars
    Recipe sounds great – can’t wait to try it. Not sure guests will be able to wait to get home before eating it.

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