Pumpkin Pizza

Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Pumpkin Pizza

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      Pumpkin Pizza

      1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
      1 cup sugar
      1 large egg
      1 tsp. vanilla
      3 cups flour
      1 tsp. baking powder
      some chopped nuts, pecans are good, optional for sprinkling on top

      Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla; mix until well blended.
      In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, and baking powder. Gradually add flour mixture to the butter mixture and blend well on low speed. Remove and knead briefly into a smooth ball.
      Place the dough on a pizza pan and pat out gently to the edges.
      Bake 10 to 12 minutes until the crust is golden brown on the edges. Let cool before topping.

      Cheese Layer
      8 oz. cream cheese
      1/2 cup sugar
      1 tsp. vanilla
      1/2 tsp. cinnamon
      12 oz. package of whipped topping, divided—save 4 oz. for topping

      place unwrapped cream cheesein microwave safe bowl and heat in microwave on high for 20 to 30 seconds. Add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla into cheese, mixing well.

      Fold in about 2/3 of the whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to assemble pizza.

      Sauce (Pumpkin) Layer
      1 cup cold milk
      2 small pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
      1/2 cup sugar
      16 oz. can pumpkin
      2 tsp. cinnamon

      Whisk pudding into milk. Mixture will be very thick. Stir in pumpkin, sugar and cinnamon. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight.

      Assembling Pizza
      Spread cheese layer over the prepared crust. Top with the pumpkin mixture. Then spread the remaining 4 oz. of whipped topping on top.

      Add nuts & or raisins if you want too

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Holidays & Special Occasions Halloween Pumpkin Pizza