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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Did you see the little booklet in Food Network Magazine this month? 50 Things To Make With Canned Pumpkin... Oh yea! The first thing that jumped out at me was Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, loved that it called for two new to me pie ingredients, sour cream and maple syrup. So I whipped one up:@)

I wanted to embellish the pie and drew a spider template on a shirt box, then cut it out with an X-Acto Knife. I laid the spider on the cooled pie and sprinkled it with black sugar.

To make the spider a little more kid friendly you could always add some candy eyes...
Unfortunately the really ~scary~ stuff started in the fridge a few hours later... The black sugar began to melt and liquefy from the moisture of the pie and started running all over. Not the look I was going for! Even with a Halloween theme... So, unless you'll be decorating and eating within a couple hours I can't recommend this embellishment for pumpkin or custard pies.

 Of course it still tasted good though:@)

 Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie-from Food Network Magazine, October 2013
1 C canned pumpkin
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
1/4 C sour cream
1/4 C maple syrup
1/2 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
9" graham cracker crust
  1. Add all to a food processor and puree.
  2. Pour into crust and bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until set.
  3. Cool and store in the refrigerator.
Have a happy day:@)


  1. Yum yum looks really cute and I know it is delish also. thanks for sharing your spider.

  2. Love those google eyes.

  3. Love the spider. Thanks for the tip about eating it right away. I probably would have panicked.

  4. I would be happy to eat a piece. Adore the spider! xo

  5. Black sugar is a new to ME ingredient!
    Is that available all year round?

  6. a runny spider... ewww. :) you're too cute.

  7. Your spider decoration is so cute even if it didn't completely work. I've never heard of black sugar either. Thanks for the tips.

  8. ~~shudder~~ That is tooo creepy, Lynn! Those 2 little eyes don't make it one bit less scary. LOL
    Great idea though & I bet it tasted great. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. You do the most wonderful things! Loved it.

  10. Looks delicious! I think runny oooey black sugar makes it very spooky...and it would leave more for me if it grossed people out! LOL

  11. I love the spider! I also love that it doesn't make a humongous cheesecake. This size is much better for a smaller group...not that I couldn't finish off the whole thing myself! Happy weekend, Lynn. xo

  12. How fun! I hate that it started to disintegrate. I was so cute. You are loaded with fun, wonderful ideas Lynn!

  13. Oh this is totally beautiful!!! I LOVE the spider - so sorry you had difficulty !!
    mary x

  14. How fun! I learned that about sugar once with a dessert I made and refrigerated, color ran all over. What a fun Halloween dessert! Love this time of year.

  15. This sounds like a delicious pie! Your spider decoration looked so cool--at least it held up for the photo! Now I have to buy this issue of the magazine--lol--i was trying to resist!

  16. What a spooktacular spider decoration Lynn! At least your spider didn't spin out of control before you took your photos :) Love the addition of the maple syrup and sour cream!

  17. I saw that in the magazine and thought it sounded wonderful- Maple is one of my favorite flavors. Love your spider! :)

  18. Oh, Lynn, that sounds scrumptious; and who needs the spidey sprinkles, anyway!


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