Love and Confections: Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream #PumpkinWeek

September 18, 2018

Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream #PumpkinWeek

Savor the flavors of Fall with a make-ahead pumpkin tart. A pumpkin spiced graham cracker crust is filled with a delicious and creamy pumpkin custard and piped with pumpkin spiced whipped cream.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #PumpkinWeek. All opinions are my own.

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Today's recipe is all about pumpkin spice! As the saying goes, "pumpkin spice everything!" I am so excited to share this Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream recipe with you on day 2 of #PumpkinWeek! This is my 5th time hosting #PumpkinWeek and I am so happy to be co-hosting with the lovely Christie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures! Don't forget to enter the giveaway here!

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#PumpkinWeek is one of my favorite blog holidays. It unofficially starts the Fall season for me, since we don't really have much of that Fall feeling in Florida.

There are definitely days when the weather starts to cool down and all I can think about is baking with the windows open and drinking hot chocolate. With highs in the 90s, that seems far off, but I'll bake all the pumpkin goodies and dream of changing leaves and cooler temperatures anyway.

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Even if it is in the 90s, my family and I still go to a local pumpkin patch and have fun outdoors with Little LnC. She has never seen changing leaves, and I can't wait to show her all the beautiful colors of the season someday soon. Last year was actually my first time apple picking in an orchard and I am now addicted. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides, apple picking and hot cider donuts are what my Autumn dreams are made of!

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Graham cracker crusts are by far the easier tart shell, especially if you start out with pre-ground graham crumbs. I added a good amount of pumpkin spice to the shell because I really wanted that flavor throughout. The pumpkin custard is very similar a pumpkin pie filling.

Pumpkin spiced whipped cream should be bottled and sold! I would put that on everything, including my morning coffee, hot chocolate, and every single dessert. Instead of a dollop on each slice, I piped the whipped cream with a Wilton 1M star tip around the edge of the crust. It turned out beautifully and really jazzed up the tart. I hope you enjoy lots of pumpkin spiced everything this season!

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Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream

Love and Confections

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

Pumpkin Custard Ingredients

  • 4 Eggland's Best large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/2 cup Dixie Crystals Light Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crust ingredients in a bowl using a rubber spatula. Pour into tart pan and press down and up the sides. Use a flat metal measuring cup to press firmly and create sharp edges.
  3. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Make filling while crust bakes.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, or in a medium mixing bowl with hand mixer, mix all the ingredients for the custard filling until combined.
  5. Pour into crust and bake for 35-45 minutes, or until set and the center jiggles only slightly. Cool completely then refrigerate.
  6. Pipe Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream onto tart and serve. If not serving immediately, refrigerate with whipped cream up to 4 hours. If making tart a day ahead, wait until day of to pipe whipped cream. Tart may sweat in refrigerator if covered and not completely cool.

Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice


  1. Chill metal mixing bowl and whisk before whipping.
  2. Combine heavy cream and vanilla in bowl of stand mixer and whip on medium low. Continue increasing speed to medium and whip until soft peaks form. Slowly add in the sugar and cinnamon, a little at a time while whipping. Whip on high until whipped cream has stiff peaks. Refrigerate if not using immediately

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Here are today's #PumpkinWeek Blogger Recipes:


Cheesy Pumpkin Chorizo Burritos from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Fall-Flecked Stuffed Grape Leaves from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
Pumpkin Harvest Stew from Wholistic Woman
Pumpkin Mac N Cheese from Sweet Beginnings
Rosemary Cheddar Pumpkin Rolls from Cookaholic Wife

Baked Goods & Desserts:

Cinnamon Pumpkin French Toast Casserole from Daily Dish Recipes
Easy Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze from Family Around the Table
Pumpkin Bundt Cake Recipe from April Golightly
Pumpkin Cheesecake Danish Braid from The Redhead Baker
Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Pumpkin Chiffon Pie from House of Nash Eats
Fluffy Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip from The Crumby Kitchen
Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Bread Pudding from The Nifty Foodie
Pumpkin Halwa from Caroline's Cooking
Pumpkin Pasties- Harry Potter Style from Jonesin' For Taste
Semi-Homemade Pumpkin Angel Food Cake from Love and Confections

Pumpkin Tart with Pumpkin Spiced Whipped Cream from Love and Confections

Here are some items I used for this recipe:

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Until next time,

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