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This "Turtle" pie combines caramel, nuts and a light pumpkin layer to create a unique take on pumpkin pie. This dessert with a twist on classic pumpkin pie is an easy treat for the holidays.
Turtle Pumpkin Pie
1 graham cracker pie crust
1/4 cup plus 2 T. caramel ice cream topping
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2 (3 oz.) pkg. French vanilla instant pudding (regular vanilla is fine, too)
1 cup milk
1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 (8 oz.) tub of whipped topping
Pour 1/4 cup of caramel topping along the bottom of the pie crust. Sprinkle caramel with 1/3 cup nuts, saving just a little nuts for topping pie.
Beat pudding mix, milk, pumpkin and spices with mixer or whisk until well blended and smooth.
Gently stir in 1-1/2 cups of whipped topping (1/2 tub) until well combined and smooth. Spoon into pie crust and spread evenly.
Chill pie 1 hour. Top with remaining whipped topping, caramel and nuts before serving.