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Holiday Dessert Recipe: No-Bake Pumpkin Cream Pie

Pumpkin pie is a must on Thanksgiving and holiday tables! Whip up a no-bake version for an easy take on the traditional dessert.
 

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Makes 8 to 12 servings

Ingredients:
  • 8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), at room temperature
  • 4 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin-pie filling)
  • 1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice mix
  • 1 9" no-bake graham-cracker pie crust
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
Directions:
 
1. Use an electric mixer to beat the Neufchatel and butter until very smooth. Beat in the sugar and vanilla until fully incorporated. Beat in the pumpkin puree and pumpkin-pie spice mix. Spoon into the prepared crust and chill overnight until firm.
 
2. Whip the cream to soft peaks; add the maple syrup and whip to stiff peaks. Spread over the chilled pumpkin mixture and refrigerate until serving. (May be done up to 6 hours in advance.)
 
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