Pumpkin and cream cheese pie

This tart is a variation of the classic pumpkin pie. The best is that it is not that sweet, which makes it so delicious!!

We use the typical orange pumpkin that we can find in supermarkets on fall season. Although it is a little expensive, is worth it once in a while to buy products we don´t consume very often.

Pumpkin and cream cheese pie
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
55 mins
Cooling time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
For the dough:
  • 1/2 C + 2 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 C + 2 tsbp confectioners sugar sifted
  • 1 hard boiled egg yolk shredded
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cake type flour sifted
  • 1 pinch salt
For the filling:
  • 1 pack (8 oz) (226 gr) cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 C brown sugar packed
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 C pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 tsp ginger ground
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 pinch nutmeg ground
  • 2 tbsp rum
For the dough:
  1. Beat the butter and icing sugar together until smooth.

  2. Push the hard-boiled egg yolk through a sieve and stir the raw egg yolk and vanilla into it. Add this to the butter mixture and stir until blended.

  3. Add the flour and salt to the butter mixture and stir until blended.

  4. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic and chill until firm, about 30 min.

  5. Roll out the dough into a circle that is just under ¼-inch thick and line a tart pan with the pastry, trimming away excess dough. 

  6. Cut off a large square of parchment paper and use it to line the tart. Pour enough rice onto the parchment paper, and bake at 360° F for 15 min. Cool before filling.

For the filling:
  1. Combine the cream cheese and brown sugar until fluffy.

  2. Add the egg yolks and pumpkin puree and mix.

  3. Incorporate cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and rum and beat until smooth.

  4. Pour this filling into the cooled tart shell and return to the oven to bake for about 20 min, until the filling has set around the edges.

  5. Cool that tart to room temperature before chilling until set.

Author: Andrea Gámez

Interior designer, Photographer, Food blogger and lover, painting entusiast and a sucker for art. / MEXICO

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