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If you have had lemon lush or chocolate dream dessert, this is the pumpkin alternative. It is a great recipe to use as an alternative to pumpkin pie. It feels less filling when you are filled with Thanksgiving turkey and sides!

Recipe Summary

cook:
20 mins
additional:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Cream Cheese Layer:
Pumpkin Layer:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir 1 cup pecans, flour, butter, white sugar, and 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar together until crumbly. Press pecan mixture into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Bake pecan crust in the preheated oven until golden, 20 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Beat cream cheese and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Fold 1 1/2 cups whipped topping into cream cheese mixture. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled pecan crust.

  • Beat pumpkin, milk, brown sugar, vanilla pudding mix, and pumpkin pie spice together in a bowl with an electric mixer until mixture thickens, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently fold in 4 ounces whipped topping. Spread pumpkin mixture in a layer over the cream cheese mixture.

  • Spread remaining whipped topping over the pumpkin mixture layer. Sprinkle cinnamon and remaining 1/4 cup pecans over the top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute walnuts, finely chopped almonds, crushed graham crackers (any flavor), finely chopped pretzels, or crushed Oreo(R) cookies for the pecans.

You can use Jell-O(R) brand Pumpkin Pie Instant pudding instead of the vanilla pudding and pumpkin with spices. It is not always available, however. When I make this I use one large package of Jell-O(R) cooked vanilla pudding and let it thicken and cool before folding in the pumpkin and spices and whipped cream.

Nutrition Facts

537 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 57.3g; fat 33.5g; cholesterol 43.3mg; sodium 443.7mg. Full Nutrition
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