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Pumpkin-cheese pie

I know I’ve mentioned before that my husband is from the States and that very occasionally I make him a pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving. I don’t particularly like that type of pie myself but a few weeks ago, while visiting in Maryland, we tasted a very good pumpkin-cheese cake. I decided to create an LCHF version when we got home.

Thanksgiving might be over for this year but the gingerbread spices are particular suitable for any winter season occasion.

Note: I made this cake with some special guests in mind that do not eat LCHF and are not used to less sweet cakes, hence the larger amount of honey. If you need to keep your carbs low, use the lesser amount.

This is what you need:


200 g almond flour

50 g butter, melted

1 egg

1 tbsp vanilla

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp honey

 Optional – 50 g chopped pecans


400 g cream cheese

300 g pumpkin, cooked and mashed

3 eggs

50-100 g honey

1 tbsp ground psyllium husk

2 tbsp ground cinnamon

1 tbsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground clover


300 ml sour cream

1 tsp vanilla

½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ – 1 tbsp honey


And this is how you do it:

  1. Mix the ingredients for the crust and press the dough into a baking pan.
  2. Bake for 10 mins in 175 C.
  3. Set aside and turn the oven up to 200 C.
  4. Mix the filing to a smooth batter.
  5. Pour it into the prebaked crust and bake about 20 mins.
  6. Set aside and turn the oven up as high as possible.
  7. Mix the topping and pour on top of the cake.
  8. Bake for 5 minutes.

pumpkin cheese pie ready

4 comments on “Pumpkin-cheese pie

  1. Shmone
    January 8, 2016

    Cool.. I should try this recipe 🙂

    • Dina
      January 9, 2016

      Let me know how it was. 🙂

  2. Kelly
    September 6, 2016


    • Dina
      September 7, 2016

      Hi, thanks!
      I don’t know ‘xylitol honey’. It almost sounds as they sweetened the honey further with xylitol. If so, why? Honey is naturally (plenty) sweet.

      Anyway, she would have to check her insulin response. The brain is triggered by anything sweet and gives pancreas the order to produce insulin. If she is Type 1 this might pass ok as I assume that she anyway has to regulate the insulin intake, but if she’s T2 the insulin might get too high and she’ll get a sugar craving.

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