Twofer Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

A few weeks ago, I saw a recipe for a Thanksgiving Twofer pie from Dorie Greenspan, which combines pecan and pumpkin pie.  I thought it was such a great idea, letting you eat two Thanksgiving favorites in one dessert.

Unfortunately, no one else enjoys pecan pie or pumpkin pie in my family other than me.  I wanted to make it for Thanksgiving, but I didn’t want to be stuck with an entire pie.


Then I found a recipe for a pumpkin and cheesecake layered pie with a pecan streusel topping. My siblings love cheesecake. They are always requesting cheesecake. So I decided to try making this pie, allowing me to have pumpkin pie and letting them have cheesecake.

Of course the brilliant idea backfired. After all the requests, my brothers barely ate any of the pie — not even the cheesecake portion. I thought it was pretty good, except I don’t like cheesecake much so I ended up only wanting the pumpkin part.

It’s always hard for me to make the effort to make pies because my siblings don’t care much for pies in general. The recipe was a little time consuming to put together. Since my family barely ate it, I don’t know if I’ll make it again. But if you like pumpkin pie and you like cheesecake, this may be a great “twofer” pie for you.

You can view the full recipe here.

4 comments on “Twofer Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie”

  1. aww that sucks that your family barely touched it. i hate it when my cake is left not devoured immediately by my family! i do like the look of this ‘twofer’ pie tho 😉

    • I need to make my family less picky! I’ll eat just about anything. But they don’t like so many things: no pies, no nuts in desserts, no fruit desserts, not too sweet, not too much cinnamon and nutmeg, etc etc.

  2. Ah I know what you mean. It sucks when you really really want to bake something but end up skipping it just because you know no one will eat it 🙁 That’s why there’s always co-workers to serve as guinea pigs!

    • I just recently found a new set of guinea pigs. My office is always dieting so I can’t bring in baked goods. But the BF’s office apparently loves the stuff I give him to bring in, so I’m going to start giving him more things.

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