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This luscious dessert is the best of both worlds: pumpkin pie with a creamy cheesecake layer. This make-ahead dessert is perfect for an autumnal dinner party. Pastry chef extraordinaire Helen Fletcher created this delectable dessert, one of her hundreds of sensational desserts that she has composed and published. Helen is the pastry chef at Tony’s Restaurant and we are so fortunate that she teaches cooking classes at Kitchen Conservatory once a month every month. She attracts a loyal following. Helen has written several excellent cookbooks, including her most recent, European Tarts: Divinely Doable Desserts with No Baking.

Don’t miss Helen Fletcher’s upcoming cooking classes: European Butter Cookies on November 13 and Party Planning on December 4.

Pumpkin Mousse Torte is Number 5 on the list of Top Thirty Recipes Celebrating the Thirtieth Anniversary of Kitchen Conservatory. The recipe is available here.

To see and taste Pumpkin Mousse Torte, sign up for Haute Vegetarian Tasting Menu on November 20.