If you are in a hurry for a Thanksgiving dessert, the easiest thing to do is be like Sandra Lee and take some help from the store. Use a ready-made pie crust, instant pudding mix, and caramel sauce to assemble a delicious turtle pumpkin pie. The recipe calls for cool whipped topping, but it really doesn't take that long to make.

If you have the time, I suggest whipping the cream with a couple tablespoons of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. To look at this easy recipe,

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Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Turtle Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients

  1. 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. caramel ice cream topping, divided
  2. 1 graham cracker pie crust
  3. 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. pecan pieces, divided
  4. 1 cup cold milk
  5. 2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) Jell-o vanilla flavor Instant Pudding
  6. 1 cup canned pumpkin
  7. 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  8. 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  9. 1 tub (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed, divided

Directions

  1. Pour 1/4 cup caramel topping into crust; sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans.
  2. Beat milk, pudding mixes, pumpkin and spices with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups cool whip. Spread into crust.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Top with remaining cool whip, caramel topping and pecans just before serving.

Serves 10.

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