Inn at cedar crossing pumpkin cream cheese pie

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Flour
2 tablespoons Plus 1 cup granulated sugar; (divided)
¾ teaspoon Plus 1/2 teaspoon salt; (divided)
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) plus 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (divided)
6 tablespoons Solid vegetable shortening
¼ cup Cold water
2 packs (8 ounces each) cream cheese
⅔ cup Powdered sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
2 cups Canned pumpkin; (1 pound)
3 \N Eggs
1½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
2 cups Whipping cream; (divided)

Notes: Inn at Cedar Crossing at 366 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

To make crust: In small bowl, combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar and ¾ teaspoon salt. Cut in the 6 tablespoons butter and the shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cold water, mixing only until combined.

Roll out on floured board to fit 10-by-2-inch deep fluted French tin with removable bottom. Crust should extend about ¾ inch over top. Fold dough back down inside pan, fluting edges. Set aside. To make cream cheese layer: Soften cream cheese and remaining ½ cup butter in microwave oven. Put in mixing bowl with powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth with electric mixer. Spread cheese mixture into bottom of unbaked crust. Set aside while making pumpkin filling.

To make pumpkin filling: Combine pumpkin, eggs, remaining 1 cup sugar, remaining ½ teaspoon salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and the 1 cup cream.

Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Pour over cheese mixture in unbaked pie shell.

Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour and 15 to 20 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Cool completely, then refrigerate. When ready to serve, whip remaining 1 cup cream and spread over cooled pie. Makes 8 servings.

Note: To make regular pumpkin pie, omit cream cheese layer. Use a regular 9-inch pie tin with fluted edges. Pour in pumpkin filling and bake as above.

Jeanne Demers, pastry chef, sent the recipe.

Posted to recipelu-digest by ncanty@... (Nadia I Canty) on Mar 25, 1998

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