Each season of the year gives us a unique chance to prepare different tasty recipes with star ingredients, and it’s no different in the case of autumn. Fall is the perfect time for warm, hearty meals and rich desserts full of flavor.
Think of it as a tasty prelude to winter! Of course, one of the most prominent ingredients of this season is pumpkin! During the fall, this universal plant is having the time of its life. Let’s see which pumpkin recipes enjoy the greatest appreciation.
Pumpkin and Cheesecake combo? Yes, please! This wonderful recipe brings together the best of both worlds – the rich and unmistakable flavor of pumpkin with the delicateness of vanilla.
It’s a perfect idea for anyone who is looking for a new spin on the traditional Pumpkin Pie. To prepare our Cheesecake Bars, you will need to make homemade graham cracker crust, a light and airy Cheesecake Batter, and a delightful Pumpkin Layer.
You can bake the pie in a non-stick pan or springform pan. The whole process of dessert preparation will take you about 1 hour and 30 minutes. But the final result will be worth it. Oh, and don’t forget to top each bar with delicious and light cinnamon whipped cream!
Ready for another autumn pie with a twist? This mix of pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie is worth a try! It consists of a graham crackers crust, a gorgeous layer of pecan pie filling, thick pumpkin cheesecake, sweet pecan caramel layer, and is topped with airy whipped cream.
Sounds like a dream, right? You can make your pecan pie filling and pumpkin spice blend at home or choose store-bought versions. And if you want to avoid cracks in your cheesecake, add some flour or cornstarch. The total time of preparation takes about 2 hours, but every bite of the dessert will be worth the effort. You’ll see it!
Top pumpkin recipes for 2020
Well, it really wouldn’t be autumn without a timeless and Classic Pumpkin Pie. This dessert is widely loved thanks to the smooth pumpkin filling full of flavor, yummy buttery crust, and really easy recipe you can follow in your kitchen!
The key ingredients – next to the pumpkin, of course – are spices, which include a mouthwatering blend of cinnamon, ground ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Crust you can easily make in the food processor, simply make sure not to add too much water.
Of course, you can prepare your filling from scratch or, if you’re short on time, simply buy plain canned pumpkin puree. You need to remember however that with the store-bought item you won’t be able to control the sweetness of the filling. Bake till the center of the pie is still slightly jiggly.
The majority of pumpkin pies are quite high in carbs and sugar – that’s true. But don’t worry, we have also prepared some delicious recipes which are perfect for anyone who’s on a keto diet and doesn’t want to skip the dessert.
One of our favorites is creamy Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake – one serving of this fluffy deliciousness has only about 3 grams of carbs. We can’t forget the nutritional values of the pumpkin as well. This particular ingredient is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and fiber.
Also, high concentrations of potassium and vitamin A & C can help in boosting the immunity system and aid in cancer prevention. Instead of white sugar, use other types of sweeteners such as stevia, swerve, powdered erythritol, or powdered monk fruit.
Remember to choose plain cream cheese, which is high in fat and low in carbs. Stay away from the flavored versions, which are less friendly to a ketogenic diet! With this tried and tested recipe, even your friends who don’t follow a low-carb diet won’t notice a difference.
If you’re looking for something slightly lighter than traditional Pumpkin Pie, then be sure to try out our crustless version, which has fewer fats and sugar. This dessert is gluten-free and has way fewer calories than Classic Pumpkin Pie, but it’s still delicious and will be a hit with your guests.
And it’s quick in preparation as well – it will take just over an hour! For the filling, you may use store-bought pumpkin puree or prepare a homemade puree version beforehand.
Remember, though, to add some sugar and your favorite spices such as cinnamon, ginger, clove, and allspice. Also, don’t forget that the key ingredient in this recipe is cornstarch – it helps the pie to hold its shape and stay together. You can serve the pie with some whipped cream or ice cream.
Are you interested in other meals and desserts with pumpkin as the main ingredient? If so, then be sure to check out the rest of our pumpkin recipes!