Caramel-Pumpkin Mousse Tart with Pecan Crumble

19  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 4 hr 45 min total
  • Makes 10 servings.

Caramel-Pumpkin Mousse Tart with Pecan Crumble Recipe


  • 60 NILLA Wafers, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1-3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 12 caramels
  • 1 Tbsp. water


  • Heat  oven to 350ºF.
  • Crush  50 wafers to form fine crumbs; mix with 1/3 cup butter. Press onto bottom of 9-inch tart pan. Coarsely crush remaining wafers; place in medium bowl. Add remaining butter, nuts, sugar and 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice; mix well. Spread onto bottom of shallow pan; place in oven along with crust. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until both are light golden brown; cool.
  • Beat  cream cheese and pumpkin in medium bowl with mixer until well blended. Add remaining pie spice and dry pudding mix; beat until blended. Gradually beat in milk; spread over crust. Top with COOL WHIP, spreading to within 1/2 inch of edge. Refrigerate 4 hours. Meanwhile, break cooled baked nut mixture into smaller pieces; store in airtight container until ready to use.
  • Sprinkle  nut mixture over tart just before serving. Microwave caramels and water in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until caramels are melted, stirring after 45 sec. Drizzle over tart.

Recipe Tips

Better For YouSave 70 calories and 6 grams of fat, including 3 grams of saturated fat per serving by preparing with Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel Cheese, JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Fat Free Sugar Free Instant Pudding and COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping.

SubstitutePrepare in 9-inch pie plate instead of the tart pan.


Nutrition Information

Makes 10 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 410 
  • Total fat 26 g
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Cholesterol 60 mg
  • Sodium 420 mg
  • Carbohydrate 40 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 27 g
  • Protein 4 g
  • Vitamin A 90 %DV
  • Vitamin C 2 %DV
  • Calcium 8 %DV
  • Iron 6 %DV

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