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Amazing Pumpkin Mascarpone Cake – Recipe 🎃🥧

This is my favorite version of pumpkin pie that I love to make around the holidays and for Thanksgiving. It’s really more of a cheesecake and incorporates mascarpone and ricotta. It’s creamy and fluffy and perfect with a graham cracker crust! Serve with fresh whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon!

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 24 oz mascarpone cheese at room temperature
    Note: You can also do 12 oz cream cheese/12 oz mascarpone or only cream cheese if you like. 
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 15 oz canned pumpkin puree
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons ap flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Optional:

  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • Cinnamon for dusting

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. To make the crust, pulse graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground.
  3. In a bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter.
  4. Transfer to two 9-inch pie dishes or one deep 9×3 inch pie dish and use a spatula and your fingers to press crumbs into the bottom and sides of the dish.  
  5. Bake at 350˚F for 8 minutes. Remove from oven and cool to room temp.
  6. Next, make the filling; in a bowl using a hand or stand mixer, beat mascarpone and brown sugar until light and creamy (about 5 minutes). 
  7. In a separate bowl, using a whisk, mix pumpkin puree, eggs, ricotta, flour, pumpkin spice, salt and vanilla extract until well combined. Add to the mascarpone mixture and continue to mix until fully incorporated and smooth. 
  8. Pour filling into the crust and bake on the middle rack at 350˚F for 1 hour. 
  9. Remove and and let cool at room temp for atleast 45 minutes before covering with foil or plastic wrap and refrigerating.
  10. Serve with optional whipped cream and cinnamon when fully chilled (atleast 6 hours or overnight). 

Source:

  • Featured photo (Pixy)

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