Epicure's Pumpkin Cheesecake

Epicure's Pumpkin Cheesecake

A decadent twist on traditional pumpkin pie. Perfect for holiday entertaining, or any occasion that calls for a delicious cheesecake finish.

Cost Per Serving: 1.69

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 325° F (160° C).
2. Prepare crust by combining graham wafer crumbs with butter. Press into Epicure’s 9" (23 cm) Eclipse® Coated Cheesecake Pan.
3. Prepare filling by blending cream cheese with What's for Dessert? Pumpkin Cheesecake Mix until smooth.
4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in pumpkin until smooth.
5. Spoon over crust. Bake for 40 minutes.
6. Remove, cool to room temperature, and refrigerate before serving.

Pumpkin is a good source of beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that can boost immunity and aid in the prevention of cancer and heart disease.

Per Serving : Calories 250, Fat 11 g (Saturated 6 g, Trans 0.1 g), Cholesterol 85 mg, Sodium 290 mg, Carbohydrate 29 g (Fibre 2 g, Sugars 22 g), Protein 7 g.

Tips: Chef Tip: Place a pan of water in the bottom of the oven to promote even baking and to reduce cracking.

Epicure’s Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes: Double the package recipe for the graham crust. Divide and press mixture over bottom and partially up the side of 8 crème brûlée dishes. Prepare filling according to package directions. Divide and spoon over crusts. Bake as directed above for 20 minutes.

Time-saving Tip: Use two store-bought graham wafer crumb pie shells. Divide filling between shells and bake as instructed for 30 minutes.

September 01, 2010