Festival Foods: Pumpkin Cheesecake Slab Pie

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(WFRV) – Who doesn’t love pumpkin pie over the holidays? The aroma, the flavor, that creamy smoothness?

Today, our Festival Mealtime Mentor, Casey shares a delicious recipe that makes the classic pumpkin pie even better.

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Yield: 18 servings


Cooking spray

2 refrigerated pie crusts (1 (14.1 oz.) pkg.), thawed per package directions

2 (15 oz.) cans pumpkin puree

1 ¼ cups + ⅓ cup granulated sugar, divided

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

1 ½ cups + 2 Tbsp. cold half and half, divided

4 eggs + 1 egg yolk, divided

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a 10 x 15 jellyroll pan with parchment paper or coat with cooking spray.

Unroll one pie crust and place on a large floured surface. Unroll other crust and overlap on top of first crust about halfway. Use a rolling pin to blend and stretch into a rectangle a few inches larger than pan. Gently fold dough in half crosswise and transfer to prepared pan. Unfold dough and trim as needed around the edges so there is about ½-inch overhang. Crimp or flute edges. Refrigerate until ready to fill.

In a medium saucepan, combine pumpkin, 1 ¼ cups sugar, cinnamon, salt, ginger, cloves and nutmeg over medium heat. Bring to a low simmer, then cook for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring throughout. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, add 1 ½ cups half and half and whisk until smooth. Whisk in 4 eggs, one at a time. Pour mixture into prepared crust.

In medium bowl, whisk together cream cheese, ⅓ cup sugar,  2 Tbsp. half and half, egg yolk and vanilla until smooth. Dollop mixture onto pumpkin batter and use a butter knife or toothpick to swirl design. Take care not to puncture bottom crust.

Bake pie for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until center only slightly jiggles and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out without pumpkin. Let cool, then chill until ready to serve.

Per Serving: Calories 270, Total Fat 13g (Saturated 7g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 75mg, Sodium 320mg, Total Carbohydrate 34g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Total Sugars 21g, Includes 18g Added Sugars), Protein 4g, Vitamin D 0%, Calcium 4%, Iron 6%, Potassium 2%

*Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

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