My favorite Thanksgiving pie recipe

Years ago on her talk show, Kelly Ripa (mama of 3) shared a recipe for her Pumpkin Cheesecake and I downloaded it from the show’s website. I’ve been using it ever since as part of our Thanksgiving feast, and it’s one of the things we look forward to the most. If you’re looking for something new (and easy) to add to this year’s lineup of Thanksgiving desserts, I can highly recommend this one.

Happy baking!


  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • pumpkin cheesecake3501/4 cp sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pumpkin Layer:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 15-oz can of pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 325 F
  • In a bowl, mix 8 oz cream cheese with 1/4 cp sugar, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 egg
  • Once well combined, blend using a blender and set aside
  • In a separate mixing bowl, combine all “Pumpkin Layer” ingredients until well blended and set aside
  • In a frozen pie crust, add the cream cheese mix, followed by the “Pumpkin Layer” mix
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes