Make these parfaits up to 1 day in advance. Canned pumpkin pie mix is pumpkin puree with additional spices mixed in. If you cannot find canned pumpkin pie mix, add 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg to a cup of pumpkin puree. Then stir in powdered sugar, honey or maple syrup to sweeten the mixture a little.
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup canned pumpkin pie mix, we use Libbys
8 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups crushed ginger snaps
1 (4-ounce) white chocolate bar
Using a hand or stand mixer, whip the cream and vanilla extract until soft peaks form (cream will be thick, but the cream still falls onto itself). Refrigerate.
Beat the pumpkin pie puree, cream cheese and powdered sugar using a hand or stand mixer until blended and very creamy. Taste for sweetness, add more sugar if necessary.
Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the pumpkin mixture.
Assemble the parfaits. Set out 6 small cups. Starting with crushed ginger snaps, add layers of the crushed ginger snaps, pumpkin mixture and whipped cream. Finish with whipped cream and a piece of white chocolate.