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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Author: Gwen Adams

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie Recipe

We encourage you to try a slice of this striking gold-and-cream-colored layered pie. With its layers of sweet/spicy pumpkin, and smooth, rich cheesecake nestled in a buttery crust, it's won over many a traditional pumpkin pie enthusiast.

At a glance

Prep
Bake
Total
Yield
10 to 12 servings
Nutrition information

Ingredients

Choose your measure:

Crust

Cheesecake filling

Pumpkin filling

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 15-ounce can pumpkin purée
  • 1 cup light cream or evaporated milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. Remove the crust from the refrigerator, and allow it to rest at room temperature until it's warm enough to work with, 10 to 30 minutes, depending on how long it's been refrigerated.
  3. Flour your work surface, and roll the crust into a 13" round. Transfer it to a pie plate that's at least 9" wide and 1 1/2" deep; a giant spatula works well for this task.
  4. Gently settle the crust into the plate, and crimp the edges.
  5. To make the cheesecake filling: Combine the room-temperature cream cheese and sugar, beating slowly until the mixture is fairly smooth. It may appear grainy, or a few lumps may remain; that's OK.
  6. Stir in the egg, vanilla, and ginger, if you're using it.
  7. Spoon the filling into the pie crust.
  8. To make the pumpkin filling: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the sugar, salt, and spices.
  9. Add the pumpkin, cream or evaporated milk, and eggs, and whisk gently until smooth. (You don't want to beat a lot of air into this mixture; just be sure it's thoroughly combined.)
  10. Gently spoon the pumpkin filling atop the cheesecake layer, filling within 1/4" of the top of the crust. Note: Do this carefully at first, so as to not disturb the cheesecake layer; once you've covered the cheesecake, you can be less careful.
  11. Bake the pie for 15 minutes.
  12. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F, and continue to bake for 40 to 45 minutes, covering the edges of the pie with a crust shield or aluminum foil if they seem to be browning too quickly. The pie is done when it looks set, but still wobbles a bit in the center when you jiggle it. If you have a digital thermometer, the pie will register 165°F at its center when it's done.
  13. Remove the pie from the oven, allow it to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate it until serving time. Serve with lightly sweetened whipped cream flavored with a pinch of ginger and teaspoon of vanilla.
  14. Yield: 10 to 12 rich servings.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 slice, 166g
  • Servings Per Batch 10 servings
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 381
  • Calories from Fat 190
  • Total Fat 21g
  • Saturated Fat 10g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 118mg
  • Sodium 362mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
  • Dietary Fiber 2g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Protein 8g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.