Almond-Crusted Pumpkin Cheese Pie

Almond-Crusted Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Staff Writer
California Almond Board

Take a new twist on pumpkin pie with cream cheese and almonds.

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12
Servings
311
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup whole natural almonds
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Cup gingersnaps crumbs
  • 5 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 Pound cream cheese
  • 2/3 Cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • Sweetened whipped cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Spread almonds in a single layer on cookie sheet and toast 12 to 15 minutes in preheating oven until lightly browned. Cool; chop coarsely. Place a generous half cup of almonds in food processor bowl with sugar. Use metal blade and process until very finely chopped. Pour into a large bowl; add gingersnap crumbs and mix. Pour in the butter and stir well to combine.

Press into bottom and side of a 10-inch pie plate to form a crust. Bake 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar with orange peel until well blended. Beat in sour cream and the eggs, 1 at a time, until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice until well blended. Place pie shell on a cookie sheet; pour pumpkin cheese mixture into crust. Bake in the middle of the preheated oven for 45 minutes or until filling is set. Let cool on a rack. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Top with sweetened whipped cream and remaining chopped almonds to serve.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
9g
38%
Cholesterol
41mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
32g
25%
Protein
6g
13%
Vitamin A, RAE
385µg
55%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
6µg
7%
Calcium, Ca
113mg
11%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
121mg
17%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
397mg
26%
Water
66g
2%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Almond Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Almond Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.