October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight

I, um… errr… well, I don’t really like pumpkin pie all that much. I know that’s like, sacrilegious or something, but I don’t.

So, THERE! I've said it.

Oh, I make it and I always eat the obligatory sliver at Thanksgiving but I’m never happy about it.

If you've been around the blog, you likely know how nutzo I am over Chocolate Delight (you know, that whip-it-up recipe with the instant pudding mix I was almost too ashamed to post?). It is my must-have recipe for holidays.

Well, imagine my DE-LIGHT to discover they make a Pumpkin Spice instant pudding during the Fall holiday season! So, why not substitute the chocolate pudding from the Chocolate Delight with the pumpkin spice pudding??

Well, hell! Don’t mind if I do!


Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Delight
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cups chopped pecans (here's the nut grinder I use)
Pinch of salt
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
16 oz. Cool Whip divided
2 3.4-oz. boxes Pumpkin Spice instant pudding
3 cups milk
Pumpkin pie spice blend

Combine flour, butter, pecans and salt and press into the bottom of a 13x9 baking dish. Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool completely.

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Fold in half of the Cool Whip and mix until combined. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly onto crust.

Mix pudding mixes and milk with an electric mixer until combined then mix on medium speed for two minutes. Spread pumpkin mixture evenly onto cream cheese layer.

Spread remaining Cool Whip onto pumpkin layer then sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice.


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14 comments:

  1. we have the same counter tops!! oh, and the recipe sounds delish, too

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    1. Yours might be a tad better than mine, though! I painted mine!

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  2. My counters look a bit similar also! This recipe looks great!

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  3. My, Oh My! My aunt used to make the chocolate version of this! It looks awesome with pumpkin...LOVE

    your newest follower :)

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  4. Well, I love Chocolate Delight so I know I will love this!(I love pumpkin pie...(:
    I make the Chocolate Delight for my grandchildren gluten free so I can do this gluten free also. This way they can have pumpkin at Thanksgiving just like everyone else!

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  5. I can't find pumpkin pudding in my area of Florida which is Tampa, does anyone have any suggestions?

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    1. You may have to wait a few more weeks for all the Fall/Thanksgiving items to pop out. I'm fairly certain I bought mine in Wal-Mart.

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    2. I've added an alternative recipe for those of you who can't find the pumpkin spice pudding :)

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  6. What store can I find the Pumpkin Spice Instant Pudding??? I would love to make this, but I can't find it anywhere...

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    1. You may have to wait a few more weeks for all the Fall/Thanksgiving items to pop out. I'm fairly certain I bought mine in Wal-Mart.

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    2. I've added an alternative recipe for those of you who can't find the pumpkin spice pudding :)

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  7. My family has done this for years, but using Pistachio pudding... Pure deliciousness.

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  8. Can you use a Graham Cracker Crust instead of Pecans? I dislike Pecans.

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  9. I used honey nut Cheerios for the crust.

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