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Frozen Pumpkin Dessert

From the kitchen of Dianne Simpson

Combine and press into a 13X9 inch pan:
2 cups graham cracker or ginger snap crumbs
1/3 cup sugar (or ¼ cup for the ginger snaps)
½ cup melted butter

Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool.

Spread crust with 1 quart softened vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm.

Mix:
1-16 oz can of pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
1 ¼ cup sugar
¾ teaspoon ginger
½ teaspoon nutmeg
¾ teaspoon cinnamon

Fold in 1-8 oz carton Cool Whip.

Spread over frozen ice cream and freeze for several hours before serving.

Let dessert stand at room temperature, 10 minutes before cutting.

Sprinkle with a few cookie crumbs or garnish with additional whipped cream, and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
 

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