Dessert Recipes for Halloween

Planning on throwing a Halloween Party? These great dessert recipes will really add to the festivities!

This is a recipe from my friend, fellow designer, Janet Wagner of A Slice of Heritage.

A Slice of Heritage specializes in primitive and folk art designs for penny rugs and miniature punchneedle embroidery. Her designs are reproductions and adaptations of historic textile pieces such as samplers, quilts, penny rugs, hooked rugs, and coverlets. Her penny rugs, miniature punchneedle embroidery, patterns, kits, and books are sold throughout the United States and Canada. She has written two books: Penny Rugs To Go is a collection of 12 patterns for small penny rug projects. Penny Rugs, Making Your Own Heirlooms, is a guide for making penny rugs from start to finish.

I hope you will check out her designs at HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake is a favorite for Janet’s family, especially for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Drizzle chocolate or maple syrup on the top of the cake for extra decoration.
9 graham crackers (made into crumbs) 1 cup low fat (1%) cottage cheese ¾ cup part skim ricotta cheese 3 eggs ½ cup sugar 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. vanilla ½ tsp. ground nutmeg ½ tsp. cinnamon ⅛ tsp. salt 1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
Step by Step
Preheat oven to 350º 1) Spray a 9-inch glass pie plate with non-stick cooking spray. 2) Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs over inside. 3) In a blender, combine the cottage cheese and ricotta. Blend until smooth (1 minute). 4) In a large bowl, stir in blended cheese, eggs, sugar, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, salt, and pumpkin. Stir until blended. Scrape batter into pie plate. 5) Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, until knife inserted in center comes out clean. 6) Cool on rack. 7) Refrigerate covered. 8) Serve and Enjoy!
Check out today's Halloween Countdown Recipe at Pumpkin Pie Crunch

Here is a delightful dessert with a twist from South of the Border! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Caramel Apple Quesadillas
A different Halloween Treat!
2 (12-ounce) packages STOUFFER'S® Harvest Apples, prepared according to package directions, kept hot 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup butter 10 (6-inch) flour tortillas 1 jar caramel ice cream topping
Step by Step
1) Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl 2) Melt butter in large skillet over medium-low heat 3) Heat each tortilla on one side for 3 minutes in skillet or until golden 4) Sprinkle heated side of tortilla with cinnamon-sugar mixture and keep warm 5) Place tortilla uncooked side up on cutting board 6) Top with escalloped apples 7) Fold over and cut in half 8) Place on serving plate 9) Drizzle with caramel topping 10) Top with whipped cream and almonds, if desired 11) Serve and Enjoy!
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Haunted Graveyard Pumpkin Mousse will appeal to children and adults alike...and who can resist the gummy worms! HALLOWEEN COUNTDOWN Haunted Graveyard Pumpkin Mousse
Looking for a fun but elegant dessert for your grown-up guests? This is a creamy. pumpkin mousse, accented with a cookie crumb dirt topping and Gummy creatures!
Mousse Ingredients 12 chocolate sandwich cookies 1 cup heavy cream 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 3 medium bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slicesTopping Ingredients Gummy worms
Step by Step
Mousse Instructions 1) In a food processor, process cookies to form fine crumbs 2) In a mixer bowl, beat cream to form stiff peaks; set aside 3) In a separate mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until creamy 4) Add pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice; mix well 5) Fold in whipped cream and bananas until blended 6) Spoon 3/4 cup pumpkin mousse into each of 8 stemmed dessert glasses or large custard cups and spread to even top 7) Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs over top 8) Cover and refrigerate until serving timeTopping Instructions 1) To decorate, arrange gummy worms on 'dirt' layer, placing worms so that they resemble worms crawling out of the glass. 2) Serve and Enjoy!
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