Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust

Updated: May 31, 2023

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust
General Information
  • Desserts
  • Sweet
  • 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Vegetarian
  • 8 servings


  • 6 tablespoons of HerbaZest Sacha Inchi Powder
  • 24 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of pumpkin (puree)
  • 1 cup of almond butter
  • 3 chicken eggs
  • 2 cups of whole grain crackers (vanilla flavor)
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • 1 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of HerbaZest Cacao Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of homemade pumpkin spice mix (or store-bought)
  • 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour


Pumpkin is a versatile vegetable that can be use in a myriad of recipes but, above all, it is a symbol of the American holidays. This creamy, delicious cheesecake recreates the all-time favorite flavors of traditional pumpkin pie, with a fresh twist. The use of sacha inchi and almonds in the crust, mixed with whole wheat vanilla crackers, adds great protein value to this dessert.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C)
  2. Add the crackers and the sacha inchi powder to a food processor and blend until finely ground. Then add the almond butter and mix until you can form a compact dough with your hands.(5 minutes)
  3. Cover the bottom of a nine-inch (25 cm) detachable round mold with the crust. Wrap the base and sides of the pan with aluminum paper. Set aside.(5 minutes)
  4. In a bowl, soften the cream cheese. Add the sugar and the maple syrup. Mix until combined.(5 minutes)
  5. Add the pumpkin puree and the pumpkin spices to the cream cheese. Combine very well and add the eggs one by one until you obtain a creamy mixture.(3 minutes)
  6. Sift the mixture of flour and baking flour on top of the mix and combine.(2 minutes)
  7. Pour the cheesecake mix over the crust. Distribute evenly with a spoon. Place the pan into a deep tray and add hot water until it reaches about half of the sides. The aluminum wrap will prevent any possible water filtration.(5 minutes)
  8. Bake for about an hour. The cheesecake will be done when the sides are firm and the center still wobbly.(60 minutes)
  9. Turn off the oven and put the detachable mold on a rack until it is room temperature. Take the cheesecake off the pan. Drizzle with caramel sauce, decorate with chopped pecans and enjoy!