Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dessert
½ cup butter
⅓ cup white sugar
18 whole graham crackers (2 packages), crushed
¾ cup white sugar
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 envelope (1 Tablespoon) unflavored gelatine
¼ cup water
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
3 eggs, separated
½ cup milk
½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ pint whipped cream
1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in the sugar and mix well. Stir in graham cracker crumbs. Pat the mixture into baking dish.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the egg yolks, sugar and cream cheese. Pour the mixture over crust.
4. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from heat and allow the mixture to cool. In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatine in water.
5. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix the pumpkin, eggs, milk, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Reserve the egg whites.
6. Stirring constantly, cook until thick, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and mix in the gelatine. Allow the mixture to cool for approximately 20 minutes.
7. In a small bowl, beat the 3 egg whites until stiff. Gently fold the egg whites into the cooled pumpkin mixture.
8. Pour the pumpkin mixture over the cream cheese mixture. Top with whipped cream. Cover and refrigerate approximately 2 hours.