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Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

2010 October 13
by admin

I almost sat out of this month’s You Want Pies with That? competition.  I’m trying to eat less sweets and honestly, I’ve been really busy.  My blog posts in general have kind of dropped down.

But I sat out of this blogging event last month.  So two months in a row of no pie entries was liable to get me kicked out of the group (although I am not sure if that is actually true or not).  And really, what I should focus on is portion control rather than elimination of sweet foods.  What I do know, though, is that as far as pies go, Pumpkin is a pretty darned healthy choice, portion control or not.

This month’s theme was focused on Halloween and what’s more October 31st oriented than Pumpkin Pie?  But I couldn’t just make your average Jack-o-Latern pie.  I needed to take it up a notch to make it truly blog worthy.  So, adding in this mostly-decorative spider web design with a cheesecake filling really fit the bill!

Remind me to get a decorative plastic spider next time I serve this pie.  And believe me, there will be a next time.

I love that this group is posting this theme 2 weeks prior to your Halloween festivities.  This way you’ll have plenty of pies to choose from when deciding what dessert to make for a spooky evening in October.  No post-holiday round ups!

This dessert is also being entered into the Ghoulishly Good Halloween Recipe Contest at Recipes4Living.

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Feel free to use the cheesecake to make any decoration for any holiday!  Stripes, checks, flowers.

Halloween Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie (adapted and inspired from these recipes)
for the pumpkin filling
1 15oz can packed pumpkin puree
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
3 eggs

for the cheesecake (you will have a lot leftover)
8 oz cream cheese
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup white sugar

chocolate cookie crust (9″)

To make the pumpkin filling, beat eggs with sugar.  Add spices, pureed pumpkin, and evaporated milk.  Whisk to combine.

To make the cheesecake filling, beat cream cheese until softened.  Add sugar and incorporate beaten egg.  Add vanilla.  Whisk until smooth.

To assemble pie: pour pumpkin filling into cookie crust.  Pour cheesecake filling into a zip top bag and snip off end.  To make spider web design, lightly pipe concentric circles of cheesecake into the pumpkin filling.  Using a clean knife, drag the blade of a knife from the outside of the pie towards the center, wiping the knife between drags.

Bake in a 300 degree oven for 60 minutes.

  • http://kelseysappleaday.blogspot.com Kelsey

    This looks outstanding!

  • http://catesworldkitchen.com/ Cate

    Wow. wow. wow! This is such a perfect Halloween dessert! I love it!

  • http://www.cook-pray-love.com Kira

    Yum! The chocolate cookie crust with the pumpkin looks outstanding. And I love the spiderweb design for Halloween.

  • Becca :-)

    Oh yes…..I am sooooo making this!! It is as beautiful as it is tasty!!!

  • http://cakebatterandbowl.com Kerstin

    Mmm, this looks so yummy and I love the spider web design on top! Hope you put the extra cheesecake to good use too :)

  • http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com Lisa

    What a beautiful design on the top of your pie. Pumpkin cheesecake sounds like the perfect dessert, not just for Halloween but for anytime.

  • http://jenncuisine.com/ Jenn

    This is simply gorgeous! Loving your photography here, and that cheesecake pie? omg sounds amazing!!

  • brannyboilsover

    Thank you, everyone, for these wonderful comments. They make me feel great.

  • http://tinytyrantskitchen.blogspot.com/ Ange

    This looks great! I love it!

  • http://www.veggiebyseason.com ashlee

    This looks so pretty and delicious! I’ll definitely have this one on my Thanksgiving Dessert Menu!

  • http://www.homemadebyholman.com Jen

    So pretty — I’m going to have to make this!

  • http://www.jamiecooksitup.blogspot.com Jamie Cooks It Up!

    That looks great! What a pretty design.

  • http://www.themesspot.com The Mess Pot

    This looks wonderful! I love the spider web effect. I was looking for a pumpkin pie that was different. Thanks for posting.

  • http://www.Jehancancook.com JehanP

    I LOVE pumpkin cheesecake and I adore this festive design!!

  • http://carascravings.blogspot.com Cara

    Gorgeous (and yummy!), Branny!

  • mama

    the chocolate crust looks great! will you do another one for thanksgiving? i am sure it will be a big hit!

  • http://dukeshouse.wordpress.com Brit

    That is awesome! I don’t think I could even begin to try making such a cool design on the top of a pie!

  • http://www.simplemathbakery.com Jeanne

    Thank you for not including the spider. They creep me out! This would definitely be the perfect Halloween treat.

  • http://chewonthatblog.com Kathryn

    What a fun treat! That would be the perfect entry for our Halloween Recipe Contest! You can read all about it here. I hope you decide to enter it!

  • themilkmanswife

    Gorgeous!! Looks so so good. I love the idea of the chocolate crust with these flavors. It’s the perfect Halloween pie! Great job!

  • http://Www.bos-bowl.com Bo

    Looks great! What do you recommend doing with the leftover cheesecake?

    • brannyboilsover

      Line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers and place a Vanilla Wafer in the bottom of each paper. Pipe a little of the leftover cheesecake into the cupcake paper for mini-cheesecakes!

  • http://laurasrecipecollection.wordpress.com Laura

    That sounds delicious, plus it’s so cute! I love the spider web pattern

  • http://pinkparsleycatering.blogspot.com Josie

    gorgeous pie, and great pictures, Branny!

  • http://maplencornbread.blogspot.com/ Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread

    This is amazing! I love everything about it and your swirls are SO perfect!

  • http://theurbanbaker.blogspot.com the urban baker

    fun stuff! this looks fantastic!

  • Whitney

    I want to try this. It looks so good in the picture, I’m salivating. I’m going to a give it a shot one weekend real soon. I’ll let you know how it turns out.

  • http://darjeelingdreams.blogspot.com/ Joyti

    Yum! That looks so beautiful, but still looks comfortingly delicious. And perfectly appropriate for autumn.

  • http://pieofthebeholder.com John

    Hi:

    This pie is fantastic. I also entered it in a baking competition for Halloween and won! It’s gold!

    John

    • Anonymous

      This makes me so happy. Thanks for coming back and letting me know!

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