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Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I reworked this recipe to make a Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie that can be baked in a springform pan, and we loved the new version. There’s a link to find the original version that was baked in a graham cracker crust if you prefer that one!

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I never was a fan of pumpkin pie, and back in the days when I wasn’t watching my sugar intake I’d always pick banana cream for my Thanksgiving pie. Then I discovered a recipe for Sugar-Free Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake that I really liked, and I made that a few years for Thanksgiving. But one year I got the urge to try something slightly different, and came up with a pumpkin cheesecake pie that’s halfway between pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake. It has more pumpkin than the cheesecake recipe did, and the texture is a little closer to pumpkin pie, while still having that creamy mouth feel of cheesecake.

For years I made this as a Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, made in a graham cracker crust. (Use that link to see the original recipe if you were a fan.) But recently I got inspired to try making this a Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie by baking it in a springform pan without the crust! And what a great experiment that turned out to be.

I used Golden Monkfruit Sweetener for this recipe, but after testing the new version a few times I slightly reduced the amount of sweetener for the sugar-free version and added a bit of almond flour for a more “pumpkin pie” texture. I also switched out the Apple Pie Spice for Pumpkin Pie Spice, but either will work. I baked this version at a slightly higher temperature too for a firmer pie when it didn’t have a crust. It was a hit with everyone who got a taste of the new version, hope you will try it if you’d like a lower-carb version of this long-time Kalyn’s Kitchen favorite.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

What is a Springform Pan?

A Springform Pan (affiliate link) is a baking dish that has a base and a removeable ring. When the the cake or cheesecake is done you can remove the outer ring to get a dessert that’s easier to cut and serve.

Can this recipe be made ahead?

This recipe needs a minimum of 4 hours chilling time, but it will benefit from being chilled overnight. That makes it perfect to bake the day before a big holiday meal!

What did I do to make this recipe lower in carbs?

This recipe used to be a a Low-Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie, made in a graham cracker crust that had quite a few carbs from the purchased graham cracker crust. I created this new version that’s baked in a springform pan to make it much lower in carbs, but if you were a fan of the original version you can still find it at that link. The old recipe had 29 net carbs, but this new sugar-free version has only 8.5 net carbs per serving!

Want more Pumpkin Treats?

Check out My Favorite Pumpkin Recipes to see lots more sweet and savory treats to make with pumpkin!

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How to make Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie:

(Scroll down for complete recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C. 
  2. Use a hand mixer to beat together softened cream cheese, Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (or other sweetener), and vanilla.
  3. Add the almond flour and beat about 30 seconds.
  4. Then beat in the eggs, adding them one at a time and beating about 10 seconds each time.
  5. Add canned pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice mix and beat until well combined.
  6. Pour mixture into a 9-inch Springform Pan (affiliate link) that you’ve sprayed with non-stick spray.
  7. Bake about 60 minutes, or until the the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is mostly set and firm, although the center will still seem slightly wiggly when you remove it from the oven. The center may be slightly puffed up but it will settle down as it cools.
  8. This needs to be chilled for  at least 4 hours or overnight if possible before you serve the pie.

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie shown on serving plate with rest of pie in background

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie shown on serving plate with rest of pie on plate in background

Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

Yield 8 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 1 hour 15 minutes

This Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is baked in a springform pan for a low-carb dessert with great pumpkin flavor

Ingredients

  • two 8 oz. packages cream cheese (see notes)
  • 1  C Golden Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin spice mix

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C.
  2. Unwrap cream cheese and let it soften at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  3. When cream cheese is soft, add Golden Monkfruit Sweetener and vanilla and use a hand mixer to beat together until well combined.
  4. Add almond flour and beat about 30 seconds more.
  5. Add eggs one at a time, beating about 10 seconds when each egg is added.
  6. Then add canned pumpkin, sour cream, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice mix and beat together until the mixture is completely combined and smooth.
  7. Pour mixture into a 9-inch springform pan that you've sprayed with non-stick spray.
  8. Bake about 60 minutes, or until the the Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie is mostly set and firm, although the center will still seem slightly wiggly when you remove it from the oven.
  9. The center may be slightly puffed up but it will settle down as it cools.
  10. This needs to be chilled for at least 4 hours or overnight if possible before you serve the pie.

Notes

Cream cheese needs to be softened at room temperature for about 30 minutes; use regular or light cream cheese, whichever you prefer. Use regular or light sour cream, whichever you prefer.

Be sure to use canned pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling, which has added sugar. .

Pie will keep in the refrigerator for several days, if you can manage to keep it around that long.

Recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Reduced Sugar Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake and pumpkin pie memories from childhood.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 159mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1.5gSugar: 6.5gProtein: 8.1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!


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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This updated version of Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie would be good for low-carb or Keto diets and it’s also gluten-free. I would eat this for the original South Beach Diet for a holiday treat, although if you’re following the letter of the law pumpkin is phase 2 or 3 for South Beach and they would recommend reduced-fat dairy products.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2009. It was updated a few times to provide low-sugar options and in 2021 it was updated into a sugar-free version that’s baked in a springform pan.

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    39 Comments on “Sugar-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie”

  1. Thanks Kara! I'm so glad to have some taste testers for the pie so I can verify that it's both adult and kid-approved! (That comment is from my gorgeous niece Kara, mother of three of the cutest kids in the universe!)

  2. I had the pleasure of eating this pie first hand and it was awesome! Tim polished off the last 2 pieces when we got home. You are the best!

  3. Karen, haven't seen that site before, so don't really have an opinion about their recipes. I can't publish a comment with the link or I'll be over-run with people posting links to other sites in my comments. I think there are lots of sources for healthy recipes though, just find what works for you.

  4. Karen, two package, 8 oz. each for a total of 16 ounces. Thanks for pointing out that isn't crystal clear. I will edit to make sure no one gets confused.

  5. Kalyn, Did you mean two 8 oz. packages of cream cheese for a total of 16 ounces or two 4 oz. packages for a total of 8 ounces? I'm guessing the former, but it wasn't clear to me. Thank you for all of your hard work. It is wonderful to have a SB source of inspiration. Karen

  6. Aparna, I'm not always a fan of pumpkin but I did really like this!

    Winnie, I bought the Lowel Ego Two Light Set. It might be hard to find on Amazon.com if you buy it there because they spell Lowel wrong! The set comes with two lights, a s-back-up stand with paper backgrounds (which I've never used) and two folding "bounce" boards to bounce the light (which I love.) One good thing about the set is that each light fixture with the filtered front has two bulbs in it. I had a homemade set up earlier using the Lowel set in reflective light fixtures and filtering through a photo box. That worked pretty well for a less expensive option, but this is definitely better!

  7. Kalyn,
    This looks great…I love pumpkin cheesecake and just did a recipe for it on my blog this weekend, as well…
    So happy to hear of your success with the lights- I've been debating whether or not to get them but I think you just closed the deal for me. Can I ask you do you have 1 or 2, and did you purchase the backdrop sheets, as well?

  8. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving and I have never used pumpkin in dessert before.
    This looks so good, I'm bookmarking this recipe.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Kalyn.

  9. Lydia and Gina, I am loving the lights. Next time I'll do custom white balance before I shoot, because I had to adjust that on these photos (shot with white balance on auto) but still I thought the pictures weren't bad at all.

    TW, I'd say you're well qualified for pie duty! Hope you will post your pies. (I'm pie-crust challenged, but recently Andrea Meyers posted a whole wheat pie crust I might try!)

    Sou, you're welcome and Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

    Joanne, I think you could sneak this past anyone, even people who usually only like real sugar. Yesterday my niece came with her husband and kids to pick up a table that I'm giving them. They all loved this, even the kids! (The kids were hesitant to try it, but after we convinced them to take a bit they both liked it.)

    JoAnn, yes I did use a whole T of vanilla. Thanks for asking though, because I've been known to mess up!

  10. Does this really use 1 T. of vanilla – the recipe it's based on only uses 1/2 tsp. Can't wait to try it, though!!

  11. Beautiful! I'm going to make the traditional pumpkin pie, but most certainly will save this to make another time. Thanks for the post.

  12. I'm making a normal-sugar pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving since I think the family would stage a rebellion if I tried to give them anything low-sugar (they are already getting low fat…they just don't know it yet). I would love to make this myself though to have for dessert during the week!

  13. What a lovely pie. I love pumpkin pie and I love cheesecake. I get the best of both worlds and its lower in sugar. Wonderful! Thanks so much for the recipe and Happy Thanksgiving.

  14. Great pictures! I have those lights too. They work great now that it is dark so early.

  15. I like the cracks – it gives the pie character! Sounds delicious, too. I'm on pie duty this year, and I'm getting down to the wire, so I've got to come up with a plan soon.

  16. The photos look great, and I'm so glad you're enjoying the EGO lights. The ability to shoot photos at night, especially at this time of year, has saved my sanity. Now we can actually eat (and photograph) dinner at dinner time!

  17. Lauren, thanks. I really like how it turned out (at least the third try!)

    A&N, thanks, so nice to hear about your success. Glad you are enjoying the blog.

    PJ, when I adapt a recipe I use Splenda 1:1 for the sugar, so I'd guess so, but how sweet you like things is partly a matter of taste. You could start with a bit less sugar and the brown sugar mixed with the cream cheese and taste before you add the eggs, then decide if you want to add more sugar.

  18. wow, looks gorgeous! If I were to use regular sugar instead of splenda would the proportions be same? Thanks!

  19. I just wanted to tell you that I'm on a semi SBD diet with more exercise and I have to thank you for what an inspiration your blog is. Thank you 🙂 I've already lost 10 pounds in the first phase and there's a lot more to go and for the first time in my life, I'm excited about exercise and great 'healthy' food.

  20. Gorgeous pie! Love the combination of cheesecake and pumpkin pie, and the low sugar can't hurt either =D.