This is an older recipe for a no-bake pie, so most of your readers probably have never seen it. It comes out of a small book I got in 1998 from Kraft.
Light and creamy, this no-bake pie will become a family favorite.
Prep time 20 min. plus refrigerating
4 oz Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese, softened
1 T milk or half-and-half
1 T sugar
1 graham cracker crumb crust (6 oz or 9 inches)
1 C cold milk or half-and-half
1 Can (16 oz) pumpkin
2 packages (4 serving size each) Jello Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 t ground cinnamon
1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t ground cloves
1. Mix cream cheese, 1 tablespoon milk and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk until smooth. Gently stire in whipped topping. Spread on bottom of crust.
2. Pour 1 cup milk into large bowl. Add pumpkin, pudding mixes and spices. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. (Mixture will be thick.) Spread over cream cheese layer.
3. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set. Garnish with additional whipped topping around the edge of pie and add chocolate-dipped pecan halves at intervals in the whipped topping. Stove leftover pie in refrigerator.
Also found this tidbit entitled SHARE THE HOLIDAYS. If you want to use it in something closer to Christmas it may be interesting. I think it would be great as a "block party" or for a really big family get-together.
After the holidays, have an "undecorating" party. "Plundering the tree," a Scandinavian tradition, turns an after-holiday chore into a celebration. Here's how it works. Each participating family removes the ornaments from its tree, placing a few of the ornaments on a table with some refreshments. The families then visit each others' homes and take one ornamet from each family to ue on their tree the following year. The result is an extra chance to enjoy holiday cheer with friends and share memories that will be represented by the ornaments in years to come.