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Caramel Pumpkin Torte

Caramel Pumpkin Torte
An enticing interpretation of the traditional Thanksgiving pie, this delicious pumpkin dessert is drizzled with rich caramel.
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Cook Time:  30 minutes
Servings:  8 to 10 servings

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Ingredients

6 EGG YOLKS
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
6 EGG WHITES
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
3/4 cup buttery cracker crumbs
1/2 cup caramel sauce, divided
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Step 1 HEAT oven to 350°F. BEAT egg yolks, pumpkin, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spice in small bowl.
Step 2 BEAT egg whites with cream of tartar at high speed until foamy. BEAT in sugar 2 tablespoons at a time until whites are glossy and stand in soft peaks. Fold in egg yolk mixture, pecans, dates and cracker crumbs.
Step 3 POUR into two greased 8-inch round cake pans. BAKE in 350°F oven until knife inserted near center comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool on wire rack. LOOSEN cakes from sides of pans with thin knife. Gently SHAKE cakes out of pans onto racks.
Step 4 BEAT cream cheese, powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons caramel sauce in small bowl until smooth. PLACE one torte layer on serving plate. SPREAD with half the cream cheese mixture. TOP with second torte layer. SPREAD with remaining cream cheese mixture. Refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, DRIZZLE remaining caramel sauce over top of cake.
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Nutrition Information

Per Serving

Excellent Source: Vitamin A

Good Source: Dietary Fiber, Protein, Iron and Choline

Calories: 453

Total Fat: 22 g
    Saturated fat: 9 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 3 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 7 g

Cholesterol: 175 mg
Sodium: 369 mg
Carbohydrates: 58 g
Dietary Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 9 g
Vitamin A: 8842.7 IU
Vitamin D: 34.9 IU
Folate: 38.4 mcg
Calcium: 83.2 mg
Iron: 1.9 mg
Choline: 103.6 mg

Vitamin C: 2.4 mg
Vitamin E: 2 IU
Trans Fat: 0.4 g
Sugars: 43 g
Potassium: 351 mg
Magnesium: 32.4 mg
Selenium: 14.1 mcg
Phosphorus: 149.3 mg
Vitamin B12: 0.3 mcg
Vitamin K: 14.1 mcg
Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
Copper: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B1 - Thiamin: 0.1 mg
Manganese: 0.5 mg
Zinc: 0.9 mg
Vitamin B2 - Riboflavin: 0.3 mg
Vitamin B3 - Niacin: 2.3 mg
Omega 3: 0.2 g
Omega 6: 3 g

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