Paradise Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is one of my favorites at Thanksgiving every year. Even my husband, who doesn’t really like pumpkin pie loves this one. There are two layers of paradise in this pumpkin pie. One of sweetened cream cheese and another of sugar, spices and pumpkin. Together, they’re heavenly.


9 inch pasty crust

Cream Cheese layer:

  • 8oz cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

Pumpkin layer:

  • 1-1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • dash of salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten

Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add egg and mix well. Pour onto bottom of pastry shell. Combine remaining ingredients and mix well. Carefully pour over cream cheese mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 65 to 70 minutes until center is set. Cool. Brush with maple syrup and decorate with walnuts if desired.

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