Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Easy Pumpkin Spice Cheese Pie



1 cup lorna doones crushed fine or graham crackers crumbs
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (4 tablespoons melted, 4 tablespoons softened)
1-1/4 cups pumpkin purée
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Preheat oven to 400°F. .
In a medium bowl, combine cookies, pecans or graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press mixture into bottom of a pie plate. Bake until golden brown and toasted, 5 minutes,  cool completely.

In a large bowl, beat pumpkin purée, remaining softened butter, cream cheese, vanilla, spices and salt using a flat bar in a heavy duty electric mixer, until smooth.  Add the sugar 1/4 cup at a time. Continue beating until smooth and creamy. Using a spatula, pour filling mixture spreading it out evenly over the crust. Cover and chill until set, about 6 hours, or overnight. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar as a garnish.



31 comments:

Federica said...

I never made ​​a pumpkin pie but I'm very tempted by the idea. I like yours very much, so spicy and creamy. Bye bye, have a great day

Curt said...

Wow, does that ever sound good! I love the pumpkin pie spice blend. Except I didn't see cloves in the ingredient list.

Mother Rimmy said...

I just baked a pumpkin so I have fresh puree. This is a husband pleasing recipe. I'll be making it this weekend!

Greg said...

My kids aren't big fans of pumpkin pie, but I could get them to eat it as a cheesecake. This sounds like a winner to me.

Angie's Recipes said...

The cheese pie looks mouthwatering!

Claudia said...

That's coming to my table, Claudia. Creamy pumpkin at its autumn loveliest.

Free Spirit Eater said...

oh..my..gosh that looks soo incredibly delicious! I can't get enough of these pumpkin recipes. Absolutely wonderful post Claudia. Thanks for sharing, have a good one! =]

Tina said...

I like this cheesecake mainly because there is a good ratio of cream cheese to pumpkin, which means that the pumpkin is not over powering. Also the extra bonus is it is no bake, just chill and eat. Well done Claudia!

janet@cupcakestocaviar said...

Claudia, one of my all time favorite desserts is pumpkin pie. I also love cheesecake. So this will be made... and SOON! Sounds sooo good! Thanks Claudia

Vicki Bensinger said...

Mmmm this looks good. I can taste it by just looking at your photo.

Lizzy said...

Fantastic, Claudia! I would pick this over a classic pumpkin pie:)

Reeni said...

Your cheesy pumpkin pie looks incredible Claudia! A nice twist on pumpkin pie.

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

Hi Claudia, You have a lovely recipe here that comes together quickly. Believe it or not, I like not having to turn on the oven sometimes!

Cookin' Canuck said...

Oh, Claudia - I'm certain I could eat at least four pieces of this pie.

Kate@Diethood said...

That looks amazing! Claudia, I wish you were my neighbor... I'd be over for dinner and dessert all of the time!! :))

Shia said...

I was just thinking about making this pumpkin pie jello pudding cheese cake thing for Thanksgiving...but I think I'll try your recipe instead. =) I have some news about writing!!! I'll email you tomorrow =)

♥ Shia

Bromography said...

I never thought to use Lorna Doone's for a crust! Great idea!

Blackswan said...

Oh, I just did a pumpkin recipe too & will be posting out soon! Would love to try your cheesecake :)

oquefazerprojantar??? said...

It looks fantastic!!
I will try it!

Parsley Sage said...

You make me miss Autumn so badly! Wonderful pie! Buzzed :)

Peggy said...

Yum! This cheesecake sounds so good and perfect for fall =)

Inessa said...

waw!! Looks really good.

Nava Krishnan said...

Anything easy esp for desserts just this one is for me, looks yummy.

Britne @ Shabbott's Habits said...

Yum! This sounds great and I luuuurve the Lorna Doone crust because I just adore Lorna Doones (especially the 100-cal pack).

FOODESSA said...

Believe it or not, I was baking at 4 this morning with squash and pumpkin spices. The cookies turned out fortunately very tasty, however, terribly ugly. Serves me right for being crazy to bake so early!
Next time, I may just have to make your cheesepie instead ;o)it surely would have looked better than my cookies.

Have a great weekend my dear and bless you for all your dedication in the kitchen ;o)
Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

anthony stemke said...

Looks great and I love the Lorna Doone idea.
I reckon you replaced clove with allspice. This will be a great flavour I'm sure.
Clove is my least used spice. Use for sporadic baking and in curries. Got a big jar of cloves years ago, still have almost half left.
Thank You for this post

Jennifer said...

Yum - my kind of pie! Have a great weekend, Claudia.

My Little Space said...

Hmmm...mm...this sounds delicious. I want a slice too.
Hope you're going to have a fabulous weekend, dear.
Kristy

healthyfoodietravels said...

That simply looks amazing. Never had pumpkin in a cheesecake/pie scenario!

kathy said...

Love the pumpkin and cream cheese combo! Hubby bought me a cheese cake for my birthday, no pumpkin :(

Elisabeth said...

Finally, I got to track back to the
cream cheese-pumpkin pie. Still drooling here...not fair!
At the time I wanted to leave a message when you first posted this, my computer froze up...no wonder!
I was staring it this yummy pie so much, my computer "gave out"...ha, ha, it really did freeze up!