Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Series...Day 22 Pumpkin Tart with optional Spider Web Topping

Patricia of Butter Yum

 I am thrilled to welcome Patricia of  ButterYum  Blog
as  part of my Halloween Series.I was very excited to see what
Patricia would come up with for a guest posts because she makes incredible food and delicious bake goods. As I was expecting, she came up with a fantastic dessert perfect for Halloween.
 A huge thank you Patricia! I know you have been super busy and I am very thankful that you shared this yummy recipe with us.
 Be sure to follow ButterYum for more amazing recipes and mouth watering pictures.

Pumpkin Tart with Spider Web Design - ButterYum

Hi there - I'm Patricia from ButterYum.  I'd like to extend a huge thank you to Kathia for inviting me to join her Halloween Celebration.  I'm thrilled to be included among the ranks of some truly amazing and incredibly talented guest bloggers!!

Sour Cream Topping with Chocolate Spider Web Design - ButterYum

This Pumpkin Tart is super simple to make - even for beginners.  The original recipe did not include the spider web design on top, but I thought it would be a nice touch for this celebration.  The web design is fun to do, so let your hair down and go for it!

Pumpkin Tart - ButterYum

Pumpkin Tart with optional Spider Web Topping
serves 8-10

1 1/2 cups ginger snap cookie crumbs
4 tablespoons butter, melted
15 ounces canned pumpkin puree (100% pumpkin)
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 egg yolks
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup white granulated sugar
chocolate syrup (like Hershey's)

Preheat oven to 350F, and have a 10-inch tart pan with removeable bottom placed on a sheet pan or cookie sheet.  No need to grease the tart pan..
To make the crust:  Combine ginger snap cookie crumbs and melted butter together until the mixture resembles wet sand.  Press crumbs into a 10-inch tart pan with removable bottom.  Bake in a 350F oven for 10 minutes.  Prepare the filling and topping while crust cools.
To make the topping (for spider web design):  In a small bowl, combine the sour cream and sugar together with a whisk.  Set aside for now. 

To make the filling:  

Combine the filling ingredients together in a medium bowl; whisk to combine completely and pour into cooled crust.  Use an offset spatula to spread the filling into an even layer.  Bake at 350F for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool for an hour.  Pour sour cream/sugar mixture on top of pumpkin layer; spread evenly.  Draw several concentric circles of chocolate syrup on top of the sour cream topping, ending with a dot of syrup in the center of the tart.  Make the spider web design by pulling a toothpick from the center dot of chocolate syrup out towards the crust; repeating until the web is complete. Chill until serving.  To serve, remove the sides of the tart pan and place tart on cake plate.  For professional looking slices, clean the knife between each cut.

Happy Halloween!!

Oh, here are a couple of past Halloween/Autumn themed posts you might like:
Brownie Frownies - ButterYum

Cute little guys, aren't they?  This is a fun dessert for the kids - they're nothing more than a moist cake-like brownie baked in a mini muffin pan.  A chopstick was used to make the eye and mouth holes before I sprinkled them with confectioner's sugar.  Fun.
Pure Pumpkin Cheesecake ButterYum
Pumpkin Cheesecake - ButterYum

For a more elegant dessert, try this wonderful Pumpkin Cheesecake - click on the link for the recipe.


ButterYum said...

Thanks Kathia! I guess I should have sent you smaller pics. Do you want me to do it over?

Maranda said...

Oh my goodness this looks so good! And so does that pumpkin cheesecake!!!! The brownie frownies are adorable as well. Thanks for sharing!

mary had a little cake said...

Patricia, I'm definately making one of them for thanksgiving...they look scrumptious! Thank you.

cookies and cups said...

This looks amazing!
All the treats on here are great :)

Hil said...

I love that pumpkin tart! I may just have to make that sometime this week... thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

What a great idea to use Hershey's syrup for the web!

bridget {bake at 350} said...

Love this spiderweb pumpkin tart!!! And the frownie brownies! So funny!

faithy, the baker said...


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