Ooh, la, la! This recipe is just simply amazing! If you are looking for a fabulous recipe for dessert, give this one a try. It combines pumpkin with all of my favorites, especially cream cheese. Talk about an awesome dessert! Give it a try! Here is how…
What You Need:
1/3 C lite margarine, at room temperature
2 C graham-cracker crumbs
1 (24 oz.) container no fat cottage cheese
1 (12 oz.) container lite cream-cheese
1 1/4C light brown sugar, packed firm
2 lg. egg whites
2 lg. whole eggs
2 C pumpkin puree
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 tsp. pumpkin-pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
How to Make It:
Place the margarine in a small mixing bowl.
Add the graham cracker crumbs and mix together until the crumbs are completely moist and stick together well.
Spray a spring form pan with a non stick cooking spray.
Press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan and set aside.
Place the cottage cheese into the blender or food processor.
Add the cream cheese and blend for 2 minutes until mixture is thick and smooth.
Place the brown sugar into the cream cheese mixture and blend until dissolved.
Add the egg whites and the whole eggs and blend until completely combined.
Use a rubber spatula to scrape the mixture into a large mixing bowl.
Add the pumpkin, cornstarch, pie spice and vanilla.
Mix with a rubber spatula until completely combined and smooth.
Pour the mixture into the prepared pie crust.
Place the oven temperature on 325 degrees and allow the oven to heat.
Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes until set.
Cool to room temperature then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Be sure to allow the pie to come to room temperature before covering and placing in the refrigerator. This keeps condensation from building on the top of the pie which leads to a mushy consistency. The pie can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.