A fresh take on fall flavor

Published 2:25 pm Friday, November 17, 2017

By Renee Citsay

Renee Citsay is a mother living and working in Albert Lea, who enjoys cooking and making homemade ice cream.

Double-layered Pumpkin Cream Pie

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2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup homemade whipped cream


Preheat oven to 325°F.

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time.

Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.

Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Don’t worry if there are a couple of cracks; when you refrigerate they will close up. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.

Garnish with whipped topping before serving.

Recipe from countryliving.com