Paradise Pumpkin Pie
photo by CoolMonday
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
Cheese cake layer
- 8 ounces cream cheese
- 1⁄4 cup white sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 unbaked deep dish pie shell
- 1 1⁄4 cups pumpkin
- 1⁄2 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon (powdered)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg (powdered)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ginger (powdered)
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 beaten eggs
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- walnuts or pecans, for decoration
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla, egg.
- Pour into pastry shell.
- Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour, or until cheesecake is firm. It has to be firm before you spoon on the pumpkin mixture.
- Combine remaining ingredients except for syrup and nuts.
- Spoon carefully over cream cheese mixture.
- Bake 65-70 minutes -- when cool, brush with maple syrup and decorate with walnuts or pecans.
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This was an awesome combination of my two favorites. I did up the cream cheese to 12 oz and increased the sugar to 1/2 cup to adjust for the increase but otherwise followed the directions to a tee. My DS has given it the thumbs up and has begged for more last night and today. We had this for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Prepared this as one of the desserts for our Thanksgiving meal this year, DD prepared a pecan pie. Everyone loved this pie, what wonderful flavor and texture. Took other reviewers suggestions of leaving the cheesecake portion in the fridge for an extended period of time, don't know if it made a difference but the pie was beautiful. Prepared exactly as directed - will definitely be making this again in the future. Thank you CoolMonday for posting.
This pie smelled absolutely lovely baking in the oven! The instructions were so easy to follow that a trained monkey could make this! I haven't tried this pie yet, but I did taste the fillings before they went into the pastry shell and they tasted marvellous (even without the nutmeg). The only thing wrong was that I did the same thing as the previous rating. I put the pie with the cream cheese mixture into the fridge for about 45 mins, but that wasn't long enough for it to set properly, so I tried to marble the top of the pie to no avail. However, it's the taste that counts, right?! Beautiful pie CoolMonday... Thanks for sharing! -Kryssy UPDATE: Everyone ate the pie in a few minutes and I got none :(. Goes to show that it not only smelled good, but tasted good too! Thanks again
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