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No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

This no-bake pumpkin cheesecake won’t take up any oven space on the holiday. It is creamy, rich, naturally gluten-free, and so easy to make. The gingersnap crust adds a hint of holiday spice.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: fall, holiday desserts, no bake dessert, pie, pumpkin
Servings: 10
Calories: 309kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00


  • 9-inch Springform Pan
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Stand or Handheld Mixer


For the crust:

  • 2 cups Gingersnap Crumbs (200 grams)(use gluten-free gingersnap cookies if you need a gluten-free option)
  • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter, melted

For the filling:

  • 1 cup Heavy / Whipping Cream, very cold
  • 2 8 ounce packages Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 14 ounce can Pumpkin Puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • ¾ cup White Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract

For topping (optional):

  • Whipped Cream
  • Chopped Toasted Pecans
  • A dusting of Ground Cinnamon


  • Lightly grease a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Combine gingersnap crumbs, brown sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter until even. Press over the bottom of the pan and up about 1-inch of the sides, using the bottom of a measuring spoon to get the crust as even as possible. Freeze for 15 minutes while preparing filling.
  • In the bowl of a standing mixer (or using hand mixer), beat heavy / whipping cream on high until stiff peaks form, 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Scrape whipped cream into a small mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Return bowl to the standing mixer (no need to wipe it out first). Add cream cheese, pumpkin puree, white sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed until smooth.
  • Gently fold whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture until evenly combined.
  • Spread filling evenly into pie crust.
  • Refrigerate until firm, 3 to 4 hours.
  • If you’d like, decorate the top with whipped cream, chopped toasted pecans, and / or a dusting of cinnamon.
  • Slice and serve!


Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg