Why yes I did take this Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars recipe and turn it into a Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought we might need something extra special!
This recipe is just as easy as making the bars, and I hate to state the obvious, but here goes. Instead of baking this recipe into bars, bake it instead in a pie dish and it will suddenly turn into a pie. I know. It’s like we’re all geniuses.
But wait. There’s more.
There are chocolate chips involved in the making of this Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie.
Pour in the pumpkin layer. Spread on the cheesecake layer. Sprinkle generously with mini chocolate chips. Suddenly this Thanksgiving we find ourselves with even more to be thankful for.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
- 1 cup whole grain flour
- ¼ cup brown sugar or sucanat
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice*
- 1 egg
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 2 Tablespoons melted coconut oil
- Cream Cheese Marble Filling:
- 8-ounces softened cream cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 Tablespoons real maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup mini chocolate chips
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, sucanat, salt, baking powder, and pumpkin pie spice.
- Mix in egg, pumpkin puree, and oil until well combined.
- Pour batter into a 9 inch pie plate. Set aside.
- Blend Cream Cheese Filling ingredients in a blender or with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Drizzle mixture over the unbaked pumpkin cake.
- Use a butter knife to swirl the filling throughout the cake batter.
- Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
- Bake in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
*Find the recipe for our Pumpkin Spice mix here. Or substitute 1 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg in this recipe.
You might notice that the ingredients listed for this Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie recipe are exactly half of the ingredients listed in the Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars recipe. Ready for me to state the obvious again?
If you want to make two pies, simply double the ingredients listed above. Or follow the recipe on this page as directed, except bake it in 2 pie pans. And don’t forget the chocolate chips. Never forget the chocolate chips.
Don’t you love that the holidays give us an excuse to eat pie? And chocolate? Truly, so much to be thankful for. ;)
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