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Chocolate Pumpkin Spider Tart

Guests are sure to get caught up in this creamy pumpkin and chocolate swirled tart. The web pattern looks impressive, but only takes a minute to create.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 30 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (about 14 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 zest
  • 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

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine 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 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Increase oven setting to 375°.
  • Meanwhile, beat pumpkin, sugar and cream cheese until blended. Beat in next six ingredients. 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 center circle, gently pull a knife through all four circles toward outer edge. Wipe knife clean. Repeat to complete spiderweb pattern.
  • Bake until set, 28-33 minutes. Cool 1 hour; refrigerate overnight. If desired, serve with glazed walnuts.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 321 calories, 20g fat (11g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 237mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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