Pumpkin Pie Parfait Push Pops

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I love pie. I would rather have pie than cake most of the time. In fact, I had a few birthdays growing up when I requested apple pie from my mom rather than a cake. So it goes without saying that dessert is usually my favorite part of Thanksgiving. And while I do love me some apple pie, I think pumpkin is my favorite.

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

But here’s a secret about me: I cannot make a pie crust to save my life. I don’t know what it is — I follow the recipe, and use all the tricks everyone says to do, but every time I try to make a pie crust from scratch, it is horrendous. It either has no flavor whatsoever, or it falls apart, or it’s gummy. Blech. So I usually resort to using {*gasp!!*} store-bought pie crusts. 

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

But the other day, I was at Walmart getting some groceries and I saw these Mrs. Smith’s frozen pumpkin pies, and I decided to give them a shot. 

I’m not going to lie to you: it was amazing. Who knew that a frozen pie could taste so good?!? And what could be easier than just pulling a pie out of the freezer and popping it in the oven?? No mixing, no swearing at an uncooperative crust, no mess.

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

But because I’m me, I couldn’t just leave well enough alone. I had to take that pie one step further and make some pumpkin pie parfait push pops. {Today’s post is apparently brought to you by the letter “P”.} 

There’s just something about push pop containers. It doesn’t matter what you put in them, it automatically makes it more fun. {Remember my Lemon Cloud Push Pops?} Plus, you can take them with you — and who doesn’t love portable pie?!? I mean, seriously.

I started by just baking the Mrs. Smith’s pumpkin pie according to the directions on the package. It automatically made my whole house smell like Thanksgiving, it was awesome.

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

Once it was baked and completely cooled, I scooped out all of the filling and placed it in a large bowl. I added in 1/2 cup of Cool Whip and folded it all together until the pie filling was nice and light and airy.

I popped that filling into a gallon-sized zip-top bag, snipped off the corner and started filling my push pop containers. {You can get push-pop containers at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and other craft stores, and I’ve even seen ones at some grocery stores.}

This easy-to-make dessert combines all of the flavors of a pumpkin pie into a fun-to-eat push pop!

I did a layer of the pumpkin pie filling, and then a layer of some pieces of crust. {That Mrs. Smith can bake me under a table when it comes to crust. It’s not fair.} Then a layer of Cool Whip — because what’s a pie without Cool Whip?? — another layer of crust, another layer of pumpkin pie filling, and a dollop of Cool Whip on top.

So fun, and so easy. I actually baked my pie a few days before I assembled the push pops, so the actual assembly only took about 15 minutes. Not bad for a Thanksgiving dessert!

Pumpkin Pie Parfait Push Pops
Yields 8
This fun dessert has all the flavors of a pumpkin pie, but in a fun, portable push pop form!
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Total Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time
1 hr 15 min
  1. 1 Mrs. Smith's Pumpkin Pie
  2. 8 oz. Cool Whip
  1. 1. Bake pie according to package directions and cool completely.
  2. 2. Scoop pumpkin pie filling into large bowl. Fold in 1/2 cup Cool Whip until thoroughly combined. Spoon into piping bag or large zip-top bag, and snip off a corner.
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And even better, now through December 10, you can save $1.00 on Mrs. Smith’s pies when you purchase Cool Whip. Gotta love saving money, especially at this time of year, am I right?

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You tell me: What’s your favorite kind of pie at Thanksgiving?

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