Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pumpkin Squares

24 single graham crackers, crushed
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted margarine

Mix graham cracker crumbs & sugar. Stir in melted margarine - pat in buttered 13x9x2 baking dish.

2 eggs
1 - 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar

Beat eggs, sugar & cream cheese until fluffy. Pour over crust - bake 20 minutes. Cool.

1 (1 lb.) can pumpkin
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 c. water - cold

Beat pumpkin, egg yolks, sugar, milk & cinnamon in top of a double broiler. Cook over boiling water, stirring frequently until thick - aobut 8 minutes. Sprinkle gelatin on water in small saucepan. Stir into pumpkin mixture. Cool.

3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Beat egg whites until foamy. Beat in sugar, continue beating until thick & glossy. Gently fold into cooled pumpkin mixture. Pour over (cooled) baked mixture. Refrigerate at least 4 hours. Spread cool whip over the top of pumpkin mixture. Garnish with finely chopped pecans. Cut into squares.

This recipe was handed down to me from my mother-in-law. It is a family favorite and is a big hit any place I've ever taken it. There is not much baking to it. Hope you enjoy it!


The Muse said...

xoxoxoxoxo Missing you! Hope all is well my wrangler friend! :)

Here is a lovely Christmas prose...
"The Unexpected Gift"
I hope it helps you treasure your family this season...
(it is my latest work)

Clay Bowler said...

pumpkin food is the best part of fall

The Muse said...

LOVE you
love YOU
Love You
Merry Christmas!

The Muse said...

Guess who?

ok, no fair, you peeked!

Delightfully Wed's Weblog said...

I loved "The Unexpected Gift". Thanks for sharing. Thanks for pointing the way to jlo's blog. I've enjoyed visiting.

Clay ~ I love pumpkin squares and they are fall to me, too.

Love, Love, Love, Love, Love you Muse! Hope you have the Merriest Christmas!

The Muse said...

Hey Wrangler...dropping by to SAY HO HO HO LOL

Tell dad we send love and Hellos!