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No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

'Tis the season for pumpkin recipes and I have an abundance of recipes for you! This week, I'll be sharing some of my favorite pumpkin recipes including pumpkin dip, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup and an oh-so-delicious baked stuffed pumpkin.

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Let's kick off the week with one of my favorite pumpkin pie recipes. This no-bake pie can be prepared in 15 minutes (or less), but needs to be refrigerated overnight or for at least 6 hours. Top it off with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream for a bewitching tastebud sensation!

No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie
Serves 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 6 hours minimum, overnight preferred

Cream_pumpkin_pie Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 (8-ounce) package Cream Cheese, softened
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) Butter, softened
1 Tbsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp cloves
1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin
1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, add sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla and spices. Using an electric mixer, beat ingredients on medium-high setting for 1-2 minutes, until mixture is fluffy.
  2. Add pumpkin and using a wooden spoon, stir by hand until blended.
  3. Spoon mixture into pie crust.
  4. Place in refrigerator and chill 6 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve with whipped cream, if desired.

*Individual spices can be replaced with 1 tsp pumpkin spice

Vanilla Whipped Cream
Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 3-5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Add ingredients to a chilled, medium mixing bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat ingredients until soft peaks form.

New to Making Homemade Whipped Cream? Click here for step-by-step directions and whip cream tips.

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