Laura from Sprint2thetable thought my Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake from lasts WIAW sounds rather good, and I’ve had more positive feedback (♥ very much appreciated!♥) So, I’ve decided to just upload the recipe to my blog!
I must warn you, the pie is a little “healthy” tasting! It’s not a replacement for a traditional cheesecake, it’s more like a fun way of eating a super healthy, protein rich and low calorie, snack or meal made with Greek yogurt and Pumpkin
So, let’s cut to the chase and give you the recipe – I will give you the ingredients and I’ll add my thoughts on the ingredients and what I’d change next time I’m gonna experiment with this recipe!
- 2 egg whites
- 1 egg
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
(I made my own from a small orange pumpkin with the skin on)
- 1 cup 0% fat Greek Yogurt
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup or stevia
(I used some stevia, probably not enough to balance the tartness of the yogurt – so if you’re not using 1/2 cup of maple syrup and you use stevia like I did – make sure you use enough! Taste the batter and know the sweetness of the final product will be LESS then the batter! That’s where I went wrong… the batter was DELICIOUS; ! But when it was done baking the sweetness wasn’t all that anymore …)
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
(I would probably omit this next time I’m gonna make the recipe)
- 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ginger powder
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
Mix it all together with an electric mixer or whisk and add to a glass or ceramic pie-dish, no tin please – it will cause the cheesecake to oxidize.
I made my pie crust-less but you can of course use this as the filling for a pre-baked pie crust! That would probably be a good idea if you want this recipe to resemble a “regular” pie
Preheat your oven to 350 °F and bake this pie for 40-50 minutes WITH a water bath underneath — this means adding a small bowl of water into the oven (on the bottom of the oven) underneath the rack where the pie-dish is situated.
The pie should be firm to the touch but moist on the inside.
I’ll show you some pictures below because the texture of this pie was spot on… just the flavor… so experiment and enjoy!! If you give this a go let me know how you like it! Maybe I’ve been a little to harsh on this recipe and you like it nonetheless
Thanks for watching / reading – I’d love to hear your feedback so please leave me a comment below!