Gluten free no bake pumpkin praline cheesecake recipe

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There are a couple things I do every year on Thanksgiving after the food has been eaten, the table cleared and that last crumb of pie licked off the plates – first is to convince the hubby to do the dishes and secondly, I put a pot of dried beans on to soak. It’s not that I have anything against gluten free turkey noodle soup but after all the traditional, American flavors of Thanksgiving I am ready to spice things up! Chipotle Turkey Bean Soup is the answer.

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Gluten free no bake pumpkin praline cheesecake recipe

  1. 1. Hold on to your hats ladies and gentlemen…. the Holidays are right around the corner! The need for quick go-to gluten free recipes for desserts abound with an increase in special family meals, entertaining and pot luck parties. Not to worry, I have your back with this no bake, pumpkin praline cheesecake. Seriously, thischeesecake is so quick and easy that even the busiest, most baking challenged person in the universe has no excuse to skip dessert. Oh, and did I mention that it tastes divine? And that it has the appropriate amount of “WOW factor” required for the Holidays?If you happen to be a person who has hours upon hours to spend roasting pumpkins, making homemade gluten free graham crackers and churning your own butter then you might want to just skip on to other gluten free recipes. If, however, you are like the rest of the planet who realizes there are times when using great convenience products like Kinnikinnick’s gluten free graham style crumbs (thank you Kinnikinnick) and canned pumpkins are not only OK but necessary (hello… Holidays!) then by all means read on and enjoy! Since the Holidays are jam packed with calories as well as fun festivities, I make myversion a bit on the lighter side by using light whipped topping (aka Lite Cool Whip)and low fat cream cheese but if that isn’t an issue then go for it and use real whipped cream and full fat cream cheese.
  2. 2. Gluten Free No Bake Pumpkin Praline CheesecakeIngredientsTopping:4 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 cup chopped pecans ,1 pinch kosher salt ,1tablespoon brown sugarCrust:2 ½ cups gluten free graham style crumbs ,1/3 cup sugar ,¼ teaspoon kosher salt,½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter – meltedFilling:1 – 8 ounce packages cream cheese (low fat or regular) – at room temperature ,1 –15 ounce can of pure pumpkin (do not use pumpkin pie filling) ,¾ teaspoonground cinnamon ,¼ teaspoon ground cloves ,1/8 teaspoon freshly groundnutmeg , 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt , ½ cup sugar1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped to medium peaks with 1/2 cupconfectioners’ sugar OR 1 – 8 ounce container whipped topping (regular, low fator fat free) – thawed (do not add the 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar if using whippedtopping)DirectionsPrepare the topping. Line a baking sheet with a silicon baking mat or piece ofparchment paper. Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pecans, salt and brown sugar and stir well.
  3. 3. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour the coated nuts onto the preparedbaking sheet in a single layer and refrigerate until cooled, about 10 minutes.Spray a 9 inch springform with gluten-free non-stick cooking spray and line thebottom with a piece of parchment or waxed paper. Spray the paper with some morecooking spray. Combine the crust ingredients, mix well and press firmly into theprepared springform covering the bottom and going up the sides of thespringform.Beat the cream cheese with a mixer until smooth. Add the pumpkin, cinnamon,cloves, nutmeg, salt and sugar and beat on medium speed until combined,scraping the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl at least once. With a spatula,fold in the whipped cream or whipped topping until no longer streaky. Pour intothe crust. Scrape the nuts off the pan with a spatula and top the cheesecake.Refrigerate the cheesecake for 3 hours or up to 24 hours. Store leftovers in thefridge.Want to know more about your favorite Gluten Free Recipe or how to avoid beingbothered by Celiac with our range of Gluten Free Recipes which are madefrom Gluten Free raw material feel free to visit us at: http://www.simplygluten-free.com

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