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Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan Photo by: Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan

Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte

This Pumpkin Ice Cream Torte starts with a graham cracker crust and is topped with layers of pumpkin and vanilla-pecan ice cream.

Cooking Light NOVEMBER 2009

  • Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 9 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream (about 1 1/2 cartons), divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted and divided
  • 1/4 cup jarred caramel topping

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients (mixture will be crumbly). Firmly press crumb mixture into bottom of a 9-inch springform pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; cool on a wire rack.

3. Combine pumpkin and the next 4 ingredients (through cloves) in a bowl. Soften 6 cups ice cream; add to pumpkin mixture, stirring to blend. Spoon half of mixture into prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze 1 hour or until firm. Cover and freeze remaining pumpkin ice cream.

4. Soften remaining 3 cups vanilla ice cream; stir in 3 tablespoons pecans. Spread over pumpkin ice cream layer; freeze 1 hour or until firm. Soften remaining 3 cups pumpkin ice cream; spread over vanilla ice cream mixture. Cover; freeze 8 hours or until firm. Cut torte into 12 wedges. Place 1 wedge on each of 12 plates. Place topping in microwave-safe bowl; microwave at HIGH 45 seconds. Top each serving with 1 tablespoon topping; sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon pecans.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 8.2g
  • Saturated fat: 3.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 2.2g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Protein: 5.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 40.9g
  • Fiber: 2.8g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 186mg
  • Calcium: 168mg
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