Pumpkin Turtle Pie

Even with a few packaged foods, it is still from scratch.( If you made it, it’s from scratch) A great NEW pie for Thanksgiving Dinner. Try it!

  • 1 graham pie crust (ready made)
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. caramel ice cream topping
  • very generous 1/2 cup pecan pieces, divided
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 2 pgs. each (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • Shaved chocolate (optional)

Pour 1/2 cup of caramel topping on the pie crust bottom and sprinkle 1/2 cup chopped pecans on top.
Beat milk, pudding mixes and spices with mixer on low just until well blended. Gently fold in one cup of whipped cream and spread into crust. Refrigerate at least one hour.

Just before serving, top with remaining whipped cream, sprinkle with remaining pecans (this time chopped fine) and drizzle remaining caramel topping across the top. Now you can add the shaved chocolate.

Note: If you stand just before serving all the calories will disappear!


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