Autumn is here and the holidays right around the corner. There is nothing that shouts out Thanksgiving more than a pumpkin pie. The Avid Bakers Challenge for this month was this Velvety Pumpkin Tart. We are baking from The Weekend Baker by Abby Dodge. The cream cheese made this velvety and creamy but I think there was a bit too much sugar...I found it to be a little too sweet. I was not really fond of the gingersnap crust...I think a pastry crust would have made me happier. This tart was very easy to put together...gingersnaps are pulverized, sugar and butter added then pressed into a tart pan and baked. The filling was fast and easy....cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla mixed together then poured in the crust and baked. I wanted to gussy it up a little so I added some meringue. It looks pretty but didn't really need the added sweetness.
Another challenge done.
Next month we are making Ginger Crackles.