Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart Recipe

Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart Recipe
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Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart Recipe

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Guests are sure to get caught up in this creamy pumpkin and chocolate swirled tart. The fancy web pattern is easy to create and is sure to impress.
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:
14 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • Chopped glazed walnuts, optional

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar and cream cheese until blended. Beat in the cream, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Transfer 3/4 cup filling to a small bowl; whisk in cocoa.
Pour pumpkin filling into crust. Transfer chocolate mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe 4 concentric circles 1 in. apart over filling. Beginning with the center circle, gently pull a knife through circles toward outer edge. Wipe knife clean. Repeat to complete spiderweb pattern.
Bake at 375° for 28-33 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with glazed walnuts if desired. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart in Ultimate Halloween 2014 2014, p90

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  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • Chopped glazed walnuts, optional
  1. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 11-in. fluted tart pan with removable bottom. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 375° for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large bowl, beat pumpkin, sugar and cream cheese until blended. Beat in the cream, orange peel, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Transfer 3/4 cup filling to a small bowl; whisk in cocoa.
  3. Pour pumpkin filling into crust. Transfer chocolate mixture to a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe 4 concentric circles 1 in. apart over filling. Beginning with the center circle, gently pull a knife through circles toward outer edge. Wipe knife clean. Repeat to complete spiderweb pattern.
  4. Bake at 375° for 28-33 minutes or until set. Cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight. Garnish with glazed walnuts if desired. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart in Ultimate Halloween 2014 2014, p90

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