Easy Pumpkin Torte

pumpkin torteEasy Pumpkin Torte.

It is pumpkin time! For the next month, anything pumpkin is bound to be considered in season. If you want something other than pumpkin pie, try this easy pumpkin torte. For this recipe, ginger snap cookie crumbs give a zing to the crust. You can use graham crackers instead – or you can mix the two together if you’d rather not have as much zing.

This easy pumpkin torte is a four-layer dessert, but it’s not nearly as hard as it sounds. You bake the first two layers together, mix up the pumpkin, pudding, cool whip and milk and cinnamon and layer it as your third layer. The top is a layer of cool whip. Make it a day or two ahead, and you’re all set.

pumpkin torteFor the second layer, you can double the recipe if you want a thicker torte. You’ll need to double those ingredients for the Cream Cheese (2nd) Layer, of course.

 

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The Recipe.

Easy Pumpkin Torte
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 15
 
This easy pumpkin torte is a nice side step to pumpkin pie. It's easy to make ahead and has a nice zing because of the ginger snap cookie crumb crust.
Ingredients
  • 1st Layer: 2 cups ginger snap cookie (or graham cracker) crumbs
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar (or less)
  • 2nd Layer: 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3rd Layer: 3 cups pumpkin
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 (3.5 oz.) boxes instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 8 oz whipped topping
  • 4th layer: 8 oz. whipped topping
Instructions
  1. st Layer: combine the three ingredients
  2. Press into a 9 x 13 in pan
  3. nd Layer: (you can double the proportions in this layer if you'd like)
  4. Beat cream cheese until smooth
  5. Add sugar and eggs
  6. Pour over the crust
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes
  8. Cool
  9. rd Layer: Mix pumpkin and milk
  10. Add pudding mix and cinnamon, mixing well
  11. Fold in 8 oz. whipped topping
  12. Spread over the two layers
  13. th Layer: top with 8 oz. whipped topping

 

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