Having been invited to a dear friend’s home for Thanksgivng and offering to bring a dessert, I pondered the possibilities. I make a GREAT cheesecake which has elicited spontaneous marriage proposals…sadly, from already married people. And I make a nice, classic pumpkin pie that always gets positive reviews.
But I thought, why not combine them into one. And so I made a layered dessert which is beautiful and delicious.
I won’t bore you with the recipe details (unless you want them) just thought I’d share the eye candy.
Graham cracker crumbs come together with melted butter and sugar to form the base.
A layer of cheesecake blankets the crust…
…and then gets baked until nice and firm.
Now it’s time for a layer of pumpkin. I whipped the pumpkin and then folded in an egg white/sugar meringue to create a mousse…
…then spread all over the cheesecake. Imagine the aromas…ahhhhhh.
Lastly the whole thing is topped off with freshly whipped cream. YUM. My only regret is not bringing my camera to show you the perfect layers when cut and plated…you’ll just have to trust me.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!