Saturday, November 7, 2009

Picture a Day - Day 340

I thought today would be a great chance to share my pumpkin cheese cake recipe. It tastes super yummy and is incredibly easy to make.

You have to start out with a nice big glass bowl to which you add 12 ounces of cream cheese.
Then add 1 cup of sugar and 3 TBSP of flour.
Mix that stuff up like crazy til the cream cheese is nice and sweet. I suggest licking the batters a few times to make sure it's just right.
Reserve half of your cream cheese mixture for later in a smaller bowl.
To the other half of your cream cheese mixture in the big bowl add 15 ounces of pumpkin, 3 eggs, and 1 TBSP of Pumpkin Pie Spice. If you're also a huge nutmeg or cinnamon fan this is the time to play.
Just beat that til it's nice and creamy and then set aside.
Now for this version I wanted to try something a little different, so I added some cocoa powder and chocolate chips to my extra sugared cream cheese mixture. But it tastes just as good without it needing to be chocolate.

You just need to add 1 TBSP of milk and then pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds.
When it comes out stir it up so it's a little runny and easier to work with.
Now just take out a pre bought deep dish pie crust and pour in the pumpkin mixture.
Finally glob the tasty chocolate (or not necessarily chocolate, completely up to you) mixture on top of the pumpkin and swirl it around with the back of a spoon so it sinks in a bit.
Into a 375 oven it goes for about 60-65 minutes until a knife comes out clean.
Add some whipped cream and there ya go a pumpkin cheesecake that's super tasty and super easy to make.
Best of all, you only wind up dirtying two bowls which is about the smallest mess I've ever made when it comes to baking.


Linda said...

Yum. Looks delicious!

Chesney said...

I think for the holidays you should make everyone one of those on your blog! LOL My stomach is growling!