No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe For One – a rich, creamy no-bake cheesecake made with a buttery graham cracker crust. Made with a few simple ingredients and canned pumpkin puree. A delightful single serving dessert recipe!

Pumpkin Cheesecake in small dessert glass topped with whipped cream with a pumpkin and a mug of coffee in the background

It’s officially pumpkin season and while the weather in some parts might still be warm, I’m already dreaming up all kinds of pumpkin recipes. For starters, this creamy pumpkin cheesecake recipe will surely put you in the pumpkin spice mood.

I love an easy no bake cheesecake recipe. Any dessert that doesn’t require baking is a winning recipe in my book.

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With this pumpkin cheesecake recipe, a few simple ingredients and a short time in the fridge can give me a delicious treat that manages to satisfy my most intense sweet craving.

I thought I would take my no bake cheesecake recipe and add a little canned pumpkin along with some pumpkin spices to create a magnificent no bake pumpkin cheesecake for one.

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Spoon dipped into Pumpkin cheesecake topped with whipped cream in a dessert glass with a pumpkin and a mug of coffee in the background

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is not made like an ordinary cheesecake.  

There are no eggs and no baking is necessary. It’s a simple pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.

Ingredients In Pumpkin Cheesecake

For this single serving dessert, you will need:

  • graham cracker crumbs
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • pumpkin puree
  • sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground cloves
  • heavy cream (also called double cream)

See below for full instructions

No bake cheesecakes have more of a light and airy, mousse-like consistency.  A traditional baked cheesecake has a more dense, custard-like filling.

How To Make Pumpkin Cheesecake

One of the things I love about no bake cheesecakes is that they can conform to dessert dishes and cups of all shapes and sizes. You don’t need any special dishes or glasses, use what you already have.

Cheesecake Crust

The bottom layer of this cheesecake is a graham cracker crust.

Crushed graham crackers and melted butter make up the cheesecake crust which is pressed into the small dish that is being used.

Cheesecake Filling

The cheesecake filling is a creamy blend of softened cream cheese, sugar, pumpkin, pumpkin spices and fresh whipped cream.

After the filling has been thoroughly mixed together, spoon it into the dish and refrigerate for a minimum of 20 minutes or up to a day.

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Overhead view of a spoonful missing from Pumpkin Cheesecake in dessert glass on a white cloth napkin

This cheesecake is rich, not at all heavy and tastes absolutely amazing.


What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Puree

You will only use 3 tablespoons of pumpkin puree in this pumpkin cheesecake recipe.

  • You might like to consider using the remainder in any of these single serving and small batch pumpkin recipes:

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Pie For One

Pumpkin Spice Granola

  • Consider adding a tablespoon or two to chili.
  • Add it to a smoothie.
  • Simply spoon the leftover puree into an ice cube tray and place it in the freezer. After the cubes are frozen, remove them from the tray and store in a freezer container or zip-top bag.

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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One Recipe

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One | One Dish Kitchen

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Cool: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: cheesecake, pumpkin
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 791kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/4 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs (2 large sheets)
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 2 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 4 ounces heavy cream


  • Place the 2 sheets of graham crackers in a zip top bag and roll with a rolling pin or heavy can to crush.
  • Pour crumbs into a small bowl and stir in melted butter.
  • Spoon crumbs into a dessert dish and press down with the back of a spoon. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, pumpkin, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
  • Pour the heavy cream into the bowl of a stand mixer or mixing bowl and whisk until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese/pumpkin mixture.
  • Spoon over the graham cracker crust and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 75g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Cholesterol: 247mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 9780IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 1.7mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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7 thoughts on “No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake For One”

  1. Cut back on so much waste since I found you, enjoy all the dishes I have made so far, just great for one and can share if need be, some are great for two but I am greedy with my desserts ha-ha. Thank you

  2. I adore cheesecake every now and then, but don't always want to make the effort to make a full one. Love the option of this one person dessert!

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