Oh my!!!!! I like pumpkin pie, and I like cheesecake, So I LOVE this Pumpkin Cheesecake!!
1 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds or pecans 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup Truvia (or sweetener of your choice)* 1/4 tsp. cinnamon Mix and press into the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan.
Cheesecake: Two 8 oz. packages cream cheese 3 /4 cup plus 4 Tbsp. Truvia (or sweetener of your choice)* 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/2 tsp cinnamon
In large bowl, beat together cream cheese, 3/4 cup sweetener of your choice, eggs, and vanilla and salt. Spread 1-1/2 cups of batter over the crust. To the remainder of the batter, add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, 4 Tbsp. sweetener of your choice. Beat together well. Spread evenly on top of the other batter. Set the cheesecake into a pan of water so it won't crack while being baked. Bake at 325° F for 1 hour or until nearly set. Cool cheesecake; chill in refrigerator for 4 hours until firm. Cut cheesecake into 12 servings. Optional: you may add a no sugar added whipped cream and a drizzle of low carb caramel syrup if desired.
Note* I make my own sweetener of 2 cup xylitol and 8 Tbsp stevia blended into fine powder. Best sweetener ever!
REMEMBER!! WATCH YOUR PORTIONS! I have found that many do best when they control their portions rather than deny themselves food!