Pumpkin Parfaits

(recipe Gourmet Magazine)


Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small saucepan and let soften 1 minute. Bring to a bare simmer, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Whisk together gelatin mixture, pumpkin, brown sugar, spices, and salt in a large bowl.

Beat 1 cup cream with 1/2 tsp vanilla until it holds soft peaks, then fold into pumpkin mixture gently but thoroughly.

Beat remaining 1 1/4 cups cream with remaining 1 tsp vanilla until it holds soft peaks.

Spoon about 1/4 cup pumpkin mixture into bottom of each glass, then sprinkle with some of cookies and top with about 2 Tbsp whipped cream. Repeat layers once, ending with cream.

Chill until set, at least 2 hours.

Cooks’ notes: Parfaits can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.

*My note:  We ate these about 7 hours after I made them. I think that it would probably be best 3-4 hours after because the whipped cream won’t be soo thick. Casey wanted the cookies to be more crunchy. I liked them kinda mushy.  There were little bits of hard cookie in the mix that were tasty.  Still good though! ***

I was all over that bowl like white on rice!  NOM!