Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust

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Today’s recipe features two of my perennial favorites, pumpkin, and my niece Aubrielle! At the tender age of 4, she’s already showing a culinary prowess in the kitchen that rivals her auntie, and it’s absolutely thrilling.  I look forward to having lots of fun bonding moments in the kitchen with her!

This pumpkin tart is a nice way to put a little spin on the traditional pumpkin pie.  It has a buttery graham cracker crust, and the traditional pumpkin custard, so for me, this is the best of both worlds since it combines flavors from 2 of my favorite desserts: pumpkin pie and cheesecake!  Give this one a try!

ingredients

For the crust
1 1/2 cups of graham crackers, about 14-15 bars
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the filling
1 15oz can of pumpkin puree
1 12oz can of evaporated milk
2 eggs
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar (I used Sugar in the Raw)

directions

Preheat your oven to 350F.

Place the crackers in a zip top bag and bash the heck of out them, until they’re finely crushed.  You can also do this in the food processor, but I find that smashing things can be very therapeutic, especially during the sometimes stressful holiday season!

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites  Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pour the crumbs into a bowl.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pour the melted butter into the crumbs and stir to combine.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pour the crumbs into a tart pan, and press the crumbs into an even layer, and up into the sides of the pan.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Bake the oven for 10 minutes, then remove it from the oven and set it aside.  Lower the oven to 300F.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pour the sugar, spices, eggs and salt a bowl and whisk to combine and dissolve the sugar.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pour in the pumpkin puree and whisk again.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Finally, pour in the evaporated milk, and whisk until it’s smooth and creamy.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

To fill the tart crust, I like putting the shell on the rack, and then pouring the filling in.  That prevents it from sloshing around too much on the way into the oven.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the filling is set.

Pumpkin Tart with a Graham Cracker Crust | Delish D'Lites

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

2 Responses

  1. Jannese I love these special moments in the kitchen, you and Aubrielle are making beautiful memories and making absolut magic! Thank you!

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I’m Jannese, Founder of Delish D’lites

I’m a Puerto Rican girl living in paradise (Florida), and the creative mind behind Delish D’Lites. I love sharing my family recipes and travel inspired cuisine! My favorite things include collecting passport stamps, twerking to Latin music, and kissing puppies. Follow along on social.