Wednesday, November 6, 2013

pumpkin cheesecake with a sweet sour cream topping

 


Have you ever heard of sour cream pies?

I learned about them for the first time from my husband.

You see, I'm not a pie girl. I'm more of a brownie and cake girl!  So when he went on and on and on about these so called sour cream pies, I just shrugged my shoulders. I really had no idea what he was talking about . . .  and the idea of sour cream on top of a pie, just didn't sound good.

Well, I tried a sour cream pie for the first time last year . . . and it was amazing.  

There's something magical about sweetened sour cream on top of a pie. It's slightly sweet and tangy . . . and adds a new dimension to a traditional rich and creamy cheesecake or tart fruit pie.




This isn't the first time I've made this pie. I made it last year here, in the form of bars with a crumble oat topping. 

They were a hit! 

I thought I would dress it up this year, and bake it in a traditional pie form, using a 10-inch spring form pan.

It's low profile looks quite chic . . . and will make a beautiful (and delicious) addition to this year's Thanksgiving dessert table.




Here's what you'll need . . .

Crust
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, diced
1 cup pecan halves (about 4 ounces, optional)
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats

Filling
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup canned pure pumpkin
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

sour cream topping
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract





Preparation
for crust
Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously butter a 10-inch spring form pan.
Using on/off turns, blend first 4 ingredients in processor until coarse meal forms. Add pecans; using on/off turns, process until nuts are chopped. Add oats; process using on/off turns until mixture is moistened but not clumping. 
Press crumb crust onto the bottom of, and 3/4-inch up the sides of, a prepared spring form pan. 
Bake crust until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool while preparing filling.
Maintain oven temperature.

for filling
Blend all ingredients in same processor until smooth. 
Spread filling over crust; bake at 350°F until set, dry in center, and beginning to rise at edges, about 20 minutes. 
Remove from oven, and let cool.

for topping
Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Spread evenly over cooked pumpkin filling. 
Cover; chill until cold, about 2 hours. 
Keep chilled. Can be made 2 days ahead. 
Serves 8 to 10.






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53 comments:

  1. Suzanne, This looks delicious! I've never heard of Sour Cream pies.
    xx,
    Sherry

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    1. Oh, Sherry!
      It is truly amazing!
      I hope you're able to try it soon!!
      Happy Fall baking,
      Suzanne

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  2. I've never had a sour cream pie either, Suzanne, but it sounds just delicious by your description. And it looks simple and lovely in your photos...can't wait to try it!

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    1. Hi Samantha!
      So happy that you came by! I hope you have a chance to try this pie! It is so so so good!
      Your family will love it!
      Happy Fall baking,
      Suzanne

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  3. Oh my so yummy. Don't forget to link up to my Holiday Baking Party on the 20th Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Thanks for stopping by and partying with me. I shared your Pumpkin
    Cheesecake with a Sour Cream Topping on Google+ this morning and it's
    already received 18 pluses. I know that you're not on google+ so here is a
    link to the post so that you can see how well it's doing.

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/116302044806736228800/posts/SzvRhXsBJpS

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    1. Thanks so much Robin!
      I can't wait for your followers to try this pie. It's amazing!
      Happy, Happy Fall!
      Suzanne

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  5. Oh my goodness! I'm making this for Thanksgiving - it looks scrumptious. Found you on Savvy Southern Style and I must say your pictures are wonderful. That pie jumped off the page at me!

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    1. Thanks so much, Maryann!
      This pie is divine! You and your guests will LOVE it!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  6. I am definitely going to try this for Thanksgiving! It looks and sounds amazing!
    Thanks so much for the recipe.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  7. Pinning! This looks amazing! Julia

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  8. Hi Suzanne
    This cheesecake looks amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.
    Angel

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  9. I've never tried a sour cream pie, but it sounds delicious. Might have to try this for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. I must try this!! Found you at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

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  11. Now this is a pumpkin pie I would like. I am not a lover of pumpkin, but with sour cream and cheesecake, yum! I am much more a pie person than a brownie or cake gal. I love Sour Cream Lemon! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  12. OMGoodness! This looks amazing! Sharing on my FB page....thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

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    1. Thanks so much, Katie!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  13. Oh my! Get in my belly. This looks and sounds amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to the par-tay at LLR. Pinning and Stumbling. xo

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    1. Hi Kelly!
      I can't wait for you to try this pie! It's amazing!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  14. I LOVE sour cream with anything so you don't have to convince me that sweet sour cream is amazing! Pinning this to make whenever (I don't have to cook anything for Thanksgiving this year!). Visiting from Thursday Favorite Things

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    1. Hi AnnMarie!
      Welcome, so happy you came by!
      I can't wait for you to try this recipe. You'll love it!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  15. This really looks divine :)

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  16. This looks amazing. So light. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  17. yum looks so good! pinning!

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  18. Suzanne, this looks so yummy! Adding a sour cream layer to cheesescake is yummy and making it a pumpkin cheesecake is even better! Beautiful pics. Pinning!

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  19. I see you've linked up this great looking recipe at the Show Stopper Saturday link party. I'd love for you to come share it on my new link party - Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party - that just went live. Every Sunday I feature a different ingredient and this week it is pumpkin.

    I hope you'll stop by and share!
    http://futureexpat.com/2013/11/required-ingredient-pumpkin/

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  20. This looks so great! I have a few family members that would just drool over the sour cream layer. Just wanted to let you know I am featuring this recipe tonight on What'd You Do This Weekend! Thanks for sharing and have a great night!

    --Ashley

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    1. Thanks so much, Ashley!
      Have a beautiful week,
      Suzanne

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  21. This looks so amazing, I want to eat it right now! Thank you so much for sharing, and for linking up with Moonlight & Mason Jars. I've chosen you as one of our featured posts this week, so if this is your first time being featured, come by and pick up a "featured" button. Thanks again for joining in!

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely feature, Heather!
      I tried to leave you a comment on your site, but I kept running into problems with the password portion, sorry.
      Hope you visit again soon.
      Have a great week and a Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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  22. Ohhhh delicious! We are HUGE cheesecake fans! I am doing a Thanksgiving Round-Up Series next week on my blog and I would love to share this recipe. Please email me if you are happy for me to include this recipe (and any other Thanksgiving delights you may have to share!) Ruth x

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    1. Hi Ruth!
      Welcome, so happy you came by!
      Thank you so much for the invitation to join your Thanksgiving Round-Up series. I would love to!
      And yes, PLEASE include this recipe. It's a wonderful version of a cheesecake. I think your followers will LOVE it!
      Keep in touch!
      Happy Happy Thanksgiving,
      Suzanne

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  23. I bet this is awesome! Looks beautiful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  24. You had me at pumpkin! thanx for sharing at THT.

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  25. I'm drooling! So glad you posted at SYC!

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  26. This is featured at our Best Of The Weekend party this eve! Yay!!
    Come on over and grab a "featured button" if you would like. Thanks so much again for linking up, Suzanne!! Lisa, Cindy and I look forward to seeing you again soon!! xo

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  27. This looks delicious Suzanne - my children just tasted a Pumpkin Cheesecake and loved it - I may have to make one! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. Oh wow, this sounds delicious. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

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  29. What a great recipe!!! Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  30. This looks and sounds amazing. Pinned & hoping to make this soon. I love your site/blog. Glad I happened across it. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  31. I could definitely go for a slice of this! It looks absolutely amazing!! Pinning! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us at #FoodieFridays!

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  32. I'd never heard of sour cream pies but glad I have now! This looks incredible!!

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  33. Mm I love pie, but especially cheesecake. Growing up my grandma always made the best pies. I've never tried the sour cream topping though. Thanks for sharing on Weekend Bites

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  34. Yum, that crust looks to die for and the cheesecake is mouth watering. I can see how this was an absolute hit!

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

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  35. This looks amazing! We are all obsessed with cheesecake at my house. I am making a last minute addition to our small Thanksgiving menu!

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  36. This looks delicious! I'm featuring on Worthwhile Wednesdays!
    ~Allie @ www.craftyallieblog.com

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  37. Yes oh yes please! I make single serving cheesecakes...topped with that luscious sour cream mixture. OH.SO.GOOD! Thanks for sharing with us at Weekend Potluck!!

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  38. Hello!! Just wanted to let you know I will be using this in a round up (posting soon) from the Teach Me Tuesday party! Very much appreciate you linking up with us ;)

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  39. Congratulations!! Your recipe has been featured at Tickle My Tastebuds on my blog, Lori’s Culinary Creations. Hop on over and grab a feature button and link up your latest culinary creations. Congrats again.
    Link- http://bit.ly/11OzU89
    Lori

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  40. Sour cream just gilds the lily. I am not a pumpkin girl, but the sour cream really enhances the flavor. You did a beautiful job as always.

    Oh, and I pinned it.

    M.

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