January 9, 2011

Grandma's Pumpkin Torte

When we think of pumpkin, we think of pumpkin pie and Thanksgiving.  I have had this dessert at a bridal shower (Cyn's shower in fact) and it is to die for.  A dessert so yummy you can serve it anytime of the year.  Enjoy!

Cyn's Grandma's Pumpkin Torte Recipe

Layer 1:

1/2 box graham cracker crumbs
2/3 cup oleo
1/2 cup sugar
Blend together and pat down in 9 x 12 pan

Layer 2:

2 - 8 oz. packages cream cheese
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
Beat until smooth, pour over crust, bake for 20 minutes @ 325 degrees

Layer 3 (step 1):

1 lb. pumpkin
3 egg yolks (save whites)
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix and cook on medium heat, stirring constantly until thickens

Layer 3 (step 2):
1 envelope gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
Dissolve, stir into mix and let cool

Layer 3 (step 3):
3 egg whites
1/4 cup powdered sugar
Beat egg whites and gradually add sugar, beat until stiff; Mix into cooled pumpkin mix; Layer over cream cheese

Top with Whipped Cream and ENJOY!!!