Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust

Updated: Oct 15, 2019

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sacha Inchi Crust
General Information
  • TypeDesserts
  • DifficultyEasy
  • FlavorSweet
  • CourseDessert
  • Estimated Time1 hour 25 minutes
  • ServedRoom Temperature
  • Yield8 servings

Ingredients

  • Sacha Inchi Powder
    Sacha Inchi Powder
  • Cream Cheese
    Cream Cheese
  • Pumpkin
    Pumpkin
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken Eggs
  • Flour
    Flour
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Maple Syrup
    Maple Syrup
  • Baking powder
    Baking powder
  • powdered sugar
    powdered sugar
  • Cacao Powder
    Cacao Powder
  • Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix
    Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix
  • 6 tablespoons of 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)
  • 2 tablespoons of Flour
  • Salt (a pinch)
  • 1 cup of Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon of Baking powder
  • 1 cup of Powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Cacao Powder
  • 2 teaspoons of Homemade Pumpkin Spice Mix (or store-bought)

Directions

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!