Make Ahead

Pumpkin Pecan Tart with Maple Whipped Cream

October 15, 2018
1 Ratings
Photo by Kate Wood
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 10 minutes
  • Serves 9
Author Notes

This pumpkin pecan tart has a no-bake filling and a maple whipped cream topping. Served chilled, this dessert is a simple treat for fall gatherings!

Read more at: —Kate Wood

What You'll Need
  • For the crust
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the filling:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  1. For the crust
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, pecans, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and stir to combine. Press the wet crumbs into the bottom and sides of a 9” tart pan with a removable bottom. I like to press a small amount of crumbs up the length of the sides first and then press the remaining into the bottom. Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are turning gold and the bottom is set. Allow to cool completely.
  1. For the filling:
  2. Beat the cream cheese, sugar, and brown sugar in a large bowl on medium speed until smooth, about 1 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice and beat on low just until combines. Spread the mixture into the cooled crust and allow the pie to set in a cold fridge, about 2 hours.
  3. Optional: If you'd like to top this tart with maple whipped cream, beat 1 cup heavy whipping cream in a large bowl on medium speed until frothy. Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and keep whipping until medium-stiff peaks form. Top tart just before serving.

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3 Reviews

Lisa November 11, 2023
Everyone loved this dessert! It’s a nice mix of sweet and salty in every bite. I used 1 cup pumpkin puree.
Ann November 18, 2019
Can someone respond to the missing purée?
Karen M. September 29, 2019
I think you missed the pumpkin purée in the ingredients. How much should be in the recipe?