Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Pumpkin and pecan pies are two of Americans favorites. So if these pies are favorites in your family but you would like to try some variety, give these delicious recipes for No Bake Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie or Oh-So-Good Cream Cheese Pecan Pie a try. Yummy! The No Bake Caramel Pecan Pumpkin also has instructions for making it diabetic-friendly!

No Bake Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie (Diabetic Instructions Included)

1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping

1 Graham cracker pie crust

1/2 to 3/4 cup large pecan pieces

1 cup milk

2 pkgs (3.4-oz each) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
1 cup canned or cooked pumpkin
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 container (8-oz) frozen whipped topping mix, thawed
2 tbsp caramel ice cream topping, for garnish
2 tbsp pecan pieces, for garnish

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Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Pour the caramel topping over the bottom of the Graham cracker crust; sprinkle the pecans over the caramel.

In a large mixing bowl, using a wire whisk, beat the milk with the pudding mix, pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg until the mixture is blended well. Stir in 1 1/2 cups of the thawed whipped topping. Spread the mixture over the pecans in the crust.

Refrigerate pie for at least 1 hour before serving.

To serve, top the pie with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle with the garnish pecans. Drizzle the garnish caramel over all.

Yield: 8 to 10 servings.

Oh-So-Good Cream Cheese Pecan Pie

1 9-inch unbaked deep dish pie shell
2 pkgs (3-oz each) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped pecans
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
3 tbsp granulated sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted

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Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Place the cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add the half cup of granulated sugar, 1 of the eggs, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla, and the salt and beat just until combined. Spread the mixture over the bottom of the unbaked pastry shell. Sprinkle the pecans over the cream cheese mixture.

In a large mixing bowl whisk the 3 remaining eggs lightly. Stir in the corn syrup, the 3 tablespoons of sugar, the melted butter, and the remaining vanilla.

Place the pie pan on a cookie sheet and set on a partially pulled out oven rack. Very slowly and gently pour th syrup mixture over the pecans. Cover the edges of the crust with a foil ring and bake pie at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or more until a butter knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. When completely cooled, cover pie and place in refrigerator until serving time.

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Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Joker Pumpkin Stencil

Yield: 8 servings.

Note: Keep any leftovers refrigerated.

Enjoy!

NOTE: You can easily make this a diabetic-friendly pie by using sugar-free caramel topping, pudding mix, and frozen whipped topping. For diabetics I would cut the pie into 10 wedges as portion control is important for all diabetics!

By Linda Carol Wilson
Article Source: ezinearticles.com