Recipe for Swirled Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart


    Swirled Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart

    Source: Libby

    Almond Crust
    1 cup graham cracker crumbs (20)
    1/4 cup ground almonds
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

    Combine crumbs, nuts and granulated sugar in a small bowl. Stir in butter until all ingredients are moistened evenly. Press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate; chill while making filling.

    Swirled Filling
    8 ounces cream cheese, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2 eggs
    1 cup solid pack pumpkin
    1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

    Beat cream cheese and sugar in large mixer bowl until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Remove 1/2 cup cream cheese batter. Stir pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice into remaining cream cheese batter in bowl; spoon into crust. Spoon reserved cream cheese batter over pumpkin batter in crust; swirl with spoon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted halfway between outside edge and center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack; chill until firm.