Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • 1/2 cup white sugar (Maui Brand) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (Ka Lei)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (Aloun Farms)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch ground netmeg
  • bake a crust using local ingredients (separate recipe) 
(note: all spices can be grown or found at Kaiulani Spices)
  1. In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
  2. Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving.

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