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Everyone loves pumpkin pie, and who can blame them? It’s a traditional fall/winter dessert perfect for holidays like Thanksgiving because, well, what else are you going to do with all those leftover Halloween decorations?

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Of course, you don’t have to carve an actual pumpkin to make pumpkin pie (canned pumpkin is readily available in every store this time of year). We do, however, have a simple method of making fresh, homemade pumpkin puree using a slow cooker and food processor. If you have the time, our test kitchen recommends trying it out. If not, no one will know and we certainly won’t tell.

 

 

Instead of the classic pumpkin pie, this recipe is for a cheesecake. Rich and decadent like a typical cheesecake, but with all the flavour and autumn spice of traditional pumpkin pie. And we think the gingersnap crust is what will really make this dessert your new fall favourite.

 

The best thing about making a cheesecake (other than eating it) is you can bake it a day or two ahead of time. After it’s done, the cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it so you can spend the day cooking the main course without worrying about dessert. We recommend letting it chill at least 4 hours.

 

After you’ve tried this pumpkin pie cheesecake, we’d love to hear from you. Which do you prefer – pumpkin pie or pumpkin cheesecake? Let us know in the comments below.


Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or 325ºF for dark or nonstick coated pan. Place oven rack on low position.
  2. In medium bowl, combine cookie crumbs and sugar. Add butter and stir until blended.
  3. Press crumb mixture in bottom and up sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Bake 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  5. In large mixing bowl with electric mixer on medium, blend cream cheese and sugars until smooth.
  6. Add pumpkin, spice, vanilla extract and salt. Beat until blended.
  7. Add eggs one at a time, beating just until blended.
  8. Pour pumpkin mixture into crumb crust.
  9. Bake 45 minutes or until about 3 inches in center is jiggly.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Use a knife to loosen cheesecake from sides of pan. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Serve cheesecake with whipped cream. Dust lightly with freshly grated nutmeg if desired.
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If you’re craving apple pie but don’t have the time to make one from scratch, put away the pie dish and satisfy your craving with these easy-to-make bites. They are done in about 20 minutes and are a tasty after-school snack, party dessert, or tailgate treat.

 

 

Using the SmartChop® Food Chopper or a food processor fitted with the chopping/mixing blade, coarsely chop apples (we used granny smith, but use whatever looks best at the grocery store or the cream of your apple-picking crop). With the SmartChop® attachment, the apples pass through holes as they’re chopped and fall into the bowl preventing them from over-processing and turning to mush. Use these perfectly chopped apples in the filling for your bites.

In a bowl, combine apples, cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then unroll store-bought crescent roll dough (see – super easy) and separate into triangles.

Spread a thin layer of caramel sauce on each triangle then spoon about 2 teaspoons of the the apple mixture on top. Roll (starting from the winder end of the triangle) into a crescent shape and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Get the kids involved and let them roll while you prep the next piece of dough.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 375 degrees, until they are golden brown.

We drizzled extra caramel sauce on top before taking a bite, but you could top them with confectioner’s sugar or even a scoop of cinnamon ice cream.

 

Whenever you’re in need of a quick dessert (or dare we say breakfast) recipe this fall, keep these easy apple pie bites in mind and bring the orchard to your table in under 30 mins.

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  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Using a food chopper or food processor fitted with chopping/mixing blade, coarsely chop apples.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chopped apples, cream cheese, confectioners’ sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. Unroll dough onto a cutting board and separate into triangles. Spread a thin layer of caramel sauce on each triangle.
  5. Spoon about 2 teaspoons apple mixture evenly on each triangle. Starting from the wider end, roll into a crescent shape. Place on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until brown and crisp. Cool 5 minutes. Drizzle with additional caramel sauce before serving.
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