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Pumpkin Charlotte

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. + chilling

Makes

12 servings

My mother-in-law gave me this recipe a while back and I just love it! I make it for my husband and his friends during hunting season and it's a big hit. —Lorelle Edgcomb, Granville, Illinois
Pumpkin Charlotte Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) ladyfingers, split
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided
  • 1 cup cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • Additional ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Arrange split ladyfingers on the bottom and upright around the sides of an ungreased 9-in. springform pan, trimming to fit if necessary. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. In a small bowl, beat 1-3/4 cups whipping cream and 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Set 1/2 cup aside. Fold remaining whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Spread into prepared pan.
  3. In a bowl, combine the milk, pudding mixes and spices; beat on low speed for 1 minute. Add pumpkin; beat 1 minute longer. Fold in reserved whipped cream. Pour over cream cheese layer. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
  4. Just before serving, beat remaining cream and confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Spoon over pumpkin layer. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Remove sides of pan. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 275 calories, 21g fat (13g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 173mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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