If Pumpkin Pie, loud-mouthed and full of sass married Cheesecake, narcissistic and demure, the result would be Pumpkin Cheesecake- but only if their relationship was dysfunctionally co-dependent. Now if they had a healthy complimentary relationship (Dr. Phil would be so proud), I'm thinking the result might be more like this.
|Each having its own individuality, yet harmoniously coexisting.|
|Each supporting each other beautifully, and not having to compromise (you can have your crust, and I can have mine!)|
|And each savoring every moment together... awwww!|
1 Prepared pie crust, and cookie cutters
2 prepared graham cracker crusts, room temperature
Pumpkin Pie Filling:
3 C. pumpkin puree
2 1/2 C. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
3/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. dried ground ginger
1 T. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C. soymilk
1 C. soy creamer
2 tsp. agar powder
2 packages tofutti cream cheese
2 packages mori nu extra firm tofu
1/4 C. cornstarch
1 1/2 C. powdered sugar
4 tsp. vanilla extract
In a 9" spring form pan, line the bottom with parchment by tracing and cutting out a circle. Press the graham cracker crusts into the bottom and up the sides, making a 1/4" thick crust all the way around. Put it in the fridge until ready to fill.
Prepare the pumpkin filling: heat the soymilk and agar in a saucepan until agar dissolves. Put all other ingredients into a large blender (I used my vitamix), add the soymilk agar mixture, and blend until very smooth.
Prepare the cheesecake filling: I put everything into my food processor and blended until smooth.
Layering the pie: Start with pouring in half the cheesecake filling, then half the pumpkin, and repeat. Make sure to spread the layers to the edges.
Pie crust topping: Roll out the dough until it's about 1/4" thick. Cut out cookie cutter shapes and place on top of pie.
Bake: 350 degrees F for about 30 minutes. Let cool and chill before releasing from the pan. Before releasing, cut around the edges with a knife. If you don't want to serve it from the pan (bottom), add a piece of parchment on the bottom before adding the graham cracker crust.