ArrowDownFill 1arrow-small-lineFill 1Cooking Light - EasyCooking Light - FastCooking Light - So GoodCooking Light - How-ToCooking Light - Staff FaveCooking Light Badge - Wow!GroupClose IconEmailEmpty Star IconLike Cooking Light on FacebookFull Star IconShapePage 1 Copy 3Page 1 Copy 2Grid IconHalf Star IconFollow Cooking Light on InstagramList IconMenu IconPrintSearch IconSpeech BubbleFollow Cooking Light on SnapchatFollow Cooking Light on TwitterWatch Cooking Light on YouTubeplay-iconWatch Cooking Light on Youtube

Pumpkin Tart with Whipped Cream and Almond Toffee

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

 

Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 13 hrs
Yield

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Molasses and pumpkin pie spice give this elegant take on pumpkin pie its deep autumnal flavor. Buy one 29-oz. can of pumpkin for the recipe.

Ingredients

  • TART
  • 1/2 (14.1-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 (12-oz.) can evaporated milk
  • ALMOND TOFFEE
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Parchment paper
  • WHIPPED CREAM
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Prepare Tart: Preheat oven to 350°. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish tart or quiche pan with removable bottom; press into fluted edges. Whisk together granulated sugar and next 3 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together pumpkin and next 2 ingredients in a separate bowl. Whisk pumpkin mixture into sugar mixture. Add eggs, 1 at a time, whisking until blended after each addition. Whisk in evaporated milk, and pour into crust.

  2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover and chill 8 to 24 hours.

  3. Prepare Almond Toffee: Cook brown sugar and 4 Tbsp. butter in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly. Add almonds, and cook, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until golden. Pour mixture onto lightly greased (with cooking spray) parchment paper; cool completely. Break into pieces.

  4. Prepare Whipped Cream: Beat cream and 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice at medium-high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form. Top tart with whipped cream; sprinkle with toffee.