Monday, November 5, 2012

Pumpkin Lust Dessert

One of my favorite desserts is the chocolate pudding layered dessert.  I dream about it because it is just that good.  So when I saw this recipe using pumpkin spice pudding in place of chocolate pudding, I had to try it.  This is such a fun dessert for Fall.  It would be perfect to add to your Thanksgiving menu.  The pumpkin flavor and creamy layers makes for a yummy combination.

Recipe from Sweet Treats and More

1 stick butter, melted
1 cup flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tbs sugar
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 (8 oz) containers cool whip (or one 16 oz container) *
2 small packages (3.4oz) of Jello Instant Pumpkin Spice Pudding 
3 cup cold milk
Chocolate chips

For the crust:

Combine butter, flour, chopped pecans and sugar and press into a 9 x 13 in baking dish.  Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.  Let cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 cups cool whip until smooth.  Spread over crust.

For the Pumpkin Layer:

Mix pudding mixes with cold milk, whisking for several minutes.  Set it in the fridge for 5-10 minutes to let it thicken.  Spread over the cream cheese layer. Top with remaining container of cool whip. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.  Keep refrigerated until serving.

*I used whipping cream for the top layer.  I prefer the taste over cool whip.

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