Thursday, December 20, 2012

Paradise Pumpkin Pie

We enjoyed this favorite holiday pie for Thanksgiving. The photo is the last piece left when I got in line to get mine!

A yummy layer of spicy pumpkin on top of a layer of cream cheese!  OH MY!

Just can't go wrong with that combo.  

Enjoy every creamy bite!


1 - 8 ozs. pkg. cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c. white sugar (or xylitol, or your fav substitute)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 - 9" unbaked pie shell
1-1/4 c. canned pumpkin
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
dash of salt
1 c. (2% or fat free) evaporated milk 

Preheat oven to 350. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar & vanilla, mixing until well blended. Add egg and beat until smooth. Spread in bottom of unbaked pie crust.

In large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well.  Carefully pour mixture over cream cheese (I pour slowly from the bowl onto a big spoon so it doesn't pour directly 'into' the cream cheese) Bake 1 hour and 5 minutes. Cool. Brush with maple syrup or honey while still warm.

Tip: If using splenda, check 10 - 15 minutes ahead of time for 


  1. I love this!
    ( If I had this in my home..I would probably eat it all within 12 hours or so.. ) lol

    Have a wonderful Holiday Season!

  2. Mmmm it sounds like a wonderful slice of paradise! Merry Christmas, Marsha, to you and your loved ones.

  3. I like that you added cream cheese! I can just imagine what a great flavor and little tang it brings. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures

  4. Sounds delicious! Love the twist on the traditional pumpkin pie. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party. Please remember to visit us today to vote for your favorite recipes!