What is a Betty?

Betty is the term used to describe an amazing person who you can depend on. Betty is also a term for "sweet and loving girl." The more you get to know her, the more you love being around her. She has a good sense of humor and has a cute laugh. She's chill yet hard working as well as kind and considerate. Betty lights up the room and lights up my life. She's always happy and cheerful. She's also cuddly, independent and smart. She appreciates the simple things in life and can make anything good out of a bad situation. -Urban Dictionary

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pumpkin Pizazz Dessert

This is Dana's absolute favorite Thanksgiving dessert…a pumpkin pie alternative.  Lighter texture, creamy and just plain delicious.  Enjoy!

24 crushed graham crackers
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (melted)

2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
6 oz. cream cheese (softened)

2 cups pumpkin
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbl cinnamon
1 envelope plain gelatin

3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

Whipped topping (9 oz carton)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Crush graham crackers and mix with 1/3 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup melted butter.  Press into a 9"x13" pan.  Mix eggs, 3/4 cup sugar and cream cheese with beater until smooth.  Pour over crust.  Bake 20 minutes. Let cool.

In a saucepan, cook pumpkin, egg yolks. 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt, cinnamon until mixture thickens.  Dissolve gelatin in 2 tbl cold water.  Add to pumpkin mixture.  Cool.  Beat egg whites and 1/4 cup sugar until stiff and makes peaks.  Fold into pumpkin mixture.  Pour over cooked baked crust.  Top with whipped topping.  Chill.

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