Wednesday, September 18, 2013

No Bake Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie

Are you looking for a great recipe for Pumpkin Pie? This recipe will have everyone LOVING Pumpkin Pie, even those that claim they don't like Pumpkin Pie will be coming back for seconds. This no- bake version has a delicious cheese cake layer, topped with a pudding pumpkin layer, then a final layer of whipped cream. The original recipe is from Kraft Foods from a page I clipped out of a magazine from 1991. I modified the recipe a tad, such as doubling the cream cheese layer. The recipe is so quick and simple to prepare; make your own graham pie crust or buy a pre-made one.
No Bake Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie
by Laureen King from ArtandtheKitchen -adapted from Kraft Foods
serves 6-8 
Ingredients:
  • 1 8oz pkg. Philadelphia Cream Cheese softened 
  • 1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. cold half and half (can use milk if desired)
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 5 cups thawed Cool Whip topping
  • 1 Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • 2 pkgs (4-serving size) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 can (16oz) pumpkin 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. cloves
Directions:
  1. Mix cream cheese, 2 tbsp. half and half and sugar with wire whisk until smooth.
  2. Gently fold in 3 cups Cool Whip Topping.
  3. Spread on bottom on pie crust.
  4. Pour 1 cup half and half into large mixing bowl, add both pkgs of vanilla pudding mix.
  5. Beat with wire whisk until well blended 1-2 minutes.
  6. Let stand 3 minutes.
  7. Stir in pumpkin and spices and mix well.
  8. Spread over cream cheese layer.
  9. Top with 2 cups Cool Whip topping.
  10. Refrigerate at least 2 hours prior to serving.


33 comments:

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    1. Are the cloves and ginger Important?

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    2. The cloves and ginger are what give the pumpkin layer that pumpkin pie taste. You could probably skip the cloves and reduce the ginger if you like.

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  2. Can't imagine whisking cream cheese. Wouldn't you need to use a mixer?

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    1. As long as your cream cheese is soft is isn't too hard, great arm work out, but I'm sure a mixer could do the job as well.

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  3. I know this will defeat the 'no cook' part of the recipe...but do you have to use instant pudding? I so much prefer the cook n serve.

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    1. I don't think the cook n serve would work, but if you decide to try it, let me know how it turns out.

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  4. Can you use the canned pumpkin that has the sugar, cinnamon & cloves already in it?

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    1. yes, that would work, although some brands of Pumpkin Pie filling also contain oil, salt and colouring. The pure pumpkin is just pumpkin.

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  5. I have been looking for this recipe for over 10yrs. Thank you soooo much

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    1. Awesome, I've kept this recipe in my clipped out collection for 12 years now. Now I can find it easily on my blog.

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  6. Do you use pumpkin pie filling or pumpkin puree? This sounds delicious!

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    1. I used pumpkin puree, but you could use pumpkin pie filling and just adjust spices as the pumpkin pie filling is already spiced.

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  7. Kimberly Dwyer (Buchacher)September 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    Looks like a great addition to the Thanksgiving Weekend! We may need the entire weekend to eat it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kimberly, trust me it will be gone in 1 day not the entire weekend.

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  8. my wife is making this tomorrow. just want you to know how excited i am right now.

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  9. Could you make this with whipped whipping cream rather than cool whip?

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  10. I don't think whipping cream would work in the cream cheese layer as it is not stable enough and would break down and become liquidy . It would be fine to top pie with.

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  11. Could you use sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin? Can't eat pumpkin but pie really looks good.

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    1. Interesting idea using sweet potatoes, I am not much of a sweet potato pie fan, but let me know if you try this out, may be delicious

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  12. Do you have to use the cloves?

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    1. No, if you don't like cloves just eliminate them

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    1. So glad you enjoy the recipe, Baxtton !

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  14. Made this morning. Rave reviews from the husband and 13 year old son. It's a keeper!

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    1. That is awesome Teresa, so glad they liked it and most of all that you took the time to let me know!

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  15. I made this recipe many times in the past, then misplaced it and have been looking for the past 4 yrs. You are my savior. Now Thanksgiving will be complete. In what magazine did it first appear??
    Thanks, thanks, thanks
    Jim

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    1. Hi Jim, glad I could help you find the long lost recipe. The clipping I have shows Kraft Foods 1991.

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  16. I have been eating this recipe since I was a kid! But you can spice it up and use different layer instant puddings too:) And I like to make 2 layers each of the pumpkin cream cheese and pie filling....Everybody loves it! I always like to look to see if anyone has added some new ingredients and I like seeing the different variations....Happy Thanksgiving~

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