Deep Dish Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Honey and butter, Deep dish pumpkin cheesecake Pie

It’s Thanksgiving season and I’m in the mood for all things pumpkin. Packed with beta carotene and other nutritiousĀ things, pumpkin is a nice excuse to make something naughty.

A deep dish pie pan makes this a tall, grand pie. Use a 9×13 in pan to make into bars.

This pie is a combination of cheesecake and pumpkin pie. It has a layer of each, and the pumpkin layer is less dense than a traditional pumpkin pie.

Deep Dish Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

For crust:
1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 1 1/2 packages)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup/ 1 stick butter, melted

For cream cheese layer:
2 eggs, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract

For pumpkin layer:
1 pkg. Knox gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
One 15 oz can pumpkin
3 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 TB cinnamon

2 egg whites
3 TB sugar

For crust:
Blend together cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into a deep dish pie pan or a 13×9 inch baking pan.

For cream cheese layer:
Beat 2 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar, cream cheese and vanilla extract with mixer until creamy. Spread over crust and bake 350 degrees for 50 minutes for a deep dish pie pan and 30 minutes for a 13x9inch baking pan. The mixture should be set but the center still a little jiggly. Cool.

For pumpkin layer:
Dissolve gelatin in water, and set aside.
Mix pumpkin, egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, milk, salt, and cinnamon, cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thick, about 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat, add gelatin, blend well. Cool.

Beat 2 egg whites with 3 TB sugar until stiff. Fold into pumpkin mixture in two additions, pour over crust. Chill overnight.

 

 

Want more pumpkin recipes?

Try Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Chiffon Bars, or Soft Pumpkin Cookies (featured on Glamour.com)!

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3 Comments

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    Novie
    December 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    I’m drooling a liltte bit just thinking about that pumpkin chocolate cake genius! And I love your blog just added it to my reader thanks so much for stopping by to visit me!

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    Sanjay
    October 27, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    ya know, I just made PW’s cheesecake and I never took one sginle picture! What a shame!!! Oh well, making another this week.. Your pics are wonderful and that cake look delish! At first, I thought it was chocolate chip. Wouldn’t that be fabulous?? : D

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