My kitchen supplies finally arrived from the U.S. and I couldn’t wait to jump on the Pumpkin Train! I am so excited to be cooking again you have no idea. Be sure to stay tuned because this blog will be getting a face-lift within the next month. I’m no techie, but hopefully it will look snazzy…and if it doesn’t, the best part about blogging is still
creating eating the food.
Speaking of food. I was craving pumpkin + chocolate – it’s a wonderful combination if you’ve never tried it – when in popped my head that amazing dessert known as Oreo Delight. Or is it actually known as Chocolate Lasagna? Oreo Pudding Dessert? OreoPuddingCreamCheeseLayeredDessert? My family just calls it Oreo ‘Cake’. There seems to be no consensus.
The main thing is that it has cream cheese which makes it tangy and rich, plus super creamy pudding and whipped cream for extra lick-the-plate goodness. To this recipe I added pumpkin and I swear it’s better than the original dessert!
Feel free to add more pumpkin spice to your liking, or substitute cheesecake flavored pudding mix instead of vanilla for a richer cheesecake taste. What’s your favorite pumpkin dessert?
- 1 package (14.3 oz) Oreo cookies, divided
- 8 tablespoons butter, melted
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
- 2 boxes (3.4 oz each) instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping, thawed
- Crush or chop 9 cookies and set aside to be used as topping later. Crush the remaining Oreos until fine crumbs and mix with the melted butter. Pat firmly into a 13×9 inch pan.
- With a stand or hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree and continue mixing. Add vanilla pudding, milk and pumpkin pie spice. Mix until completely blended.
- Pour pumpkin mixture over Oreo crust in an even layer. Top with a layer of whipped topping and sprinkle with the reserved Oreo crumbs. Cover and chill at least 4 hours or until completely set.
If you like this, check out the original Oreo “Cake”: