Pumpkin Cream Torte
For the perfect amount of indulgence, pair cream cheese, French vanilla half & half and heavy whipping cream with seasonal spices to create a decedent treat.
2 1/2 cups granola
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) Organic Valley Butter
1 package (8 ounces) Organic Valley Cream Cheese
, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 large Organic Valley Eggs
2 cups canned pumpkin or 2 1/2 cups homemade pumpkin puree
3 large Organic Valley Egg
2/3 cup Organic Valley French Vanilla Half & Half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon Simply Organic Ground Cloves
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup apple cider
2 cups Organic Valley Heavy Whipping Cream
1 tablespoon sugar
additional granola for topping
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
For the crust, place granola in a food processor. Using pulse button, process in 5-second intervals until granola has a crumb texture. Combine granola and melted butter. Press evenly in the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
For the cream cheese layer, combine cream cheese and 1/2 cup of the sugar in a bowl. Use electric beaters to beat until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time. Spread mixture over the crust. Bake until set, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool while you make the pumpkin layer.
For the pumpkin layer, combine pumpkin, egg yolks, half & half, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove saucepan from the heat. Dissolve gelatin in the apple cider in a small bowl. Stir the gelatin mixture thoroughly into the pumpkin mixture. Spread this over the cream cheese layer.
Cool the torte to room temperature, then chill it for 4 or more hours.
For the topping, whip whipping cream with the tablespoon of sugar until firm peaks form. Top each serving with whipped cream and a sprinkling of additional granola.
Instead of granola crust, use a double batch of Simply Organic Spice Cookie Crust
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As prepared, each serving contains 280 calories, 18g total fat, 105mg cholesterol, 230mg sodium, 26g total carbohydrate and 5g protein.