Pumpkin Dessert Sqares

posted by Kitty 12-20-98 4:43 AM

Pumpkin Dessert Squares

2 c. canned pumpkin (1 lb. can)
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ginger
1 c. chopped pecans (toasted if desired)
1/2 gal. vanilla ice cream, softened
36 gingersnaps, crushed fine

Combine pumpkin, sugar,salt and spices. Add pecans. Place softened ice cream in large bowl. Fold in pumpkin mixture.

Line bottom of a 9x13 pan with half of the crushed gingersnaps. Top with half the pumpkin/ice cream mixture. Cover with remaining gingersnaps. Add remaining pumpkin/ice cream mixture.

Freeze until firm, overnight or at least 5 hours. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with whipped cream and chopped pecans.

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