Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake {Crazy Cooking Challenge}

It's time for the Crazy Cooking Challenge again! Time has just flown by since last month's challenge. This month our mission is to make cheesecakes. The rules have changed for the challenge and now we can find our recipe anywhere. Before we could only use one from another blogger. We couldn't use recipes from sites like Kraft, Food Network, etc. Now we can even use our own recipes.


The cheesecake I chose to make is a Pumpkin Spice No-Bake one that I found over at Gina's Skinny Recipes. The site is SkinnyTaste.com. You can also check out her boards on Pinterest.

I wanted to get out my springform pans and make a cheesecake using them. All the recipes I came across that used them were so fattening! Not that I'm not one who doesn't love anything sinfully rich and fattening, but I knew I really didn't need it. Nothing is too rich for me.....ever! I swear I can sit down and eat a whole cake or pie or anything and it doesn't even faze me. That's one of the reasons why I don't keep stuff like that around. My husband doesn't eat things like that and if it's around, I'll eat it for breakfast without any hesitation. Besides I just had a birthday and I bought myself a carrot cake....and I ate a lot of it!

In my search for a recipe, I looked for one that was a little lighter so that it would be nicer on the waistline. I really liked the creamy smooth taste of this one. It's delicious! I'll definitely be making it again.

Add all ingredients except Cool Whip into a large bowl and mix using an electric mixer.

Mix in the Cool Whip and whip until smooth.

Spoon mixture into pie crust.

Chill for a few hours until firm.

After it's set, try to get the first piece out without ruining it :)


Pumpkin Spice No-Bake Cheesecake
Recipe from SkinnyTaste.com
Serves 8 - Calories 239 

7 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (canned is fine)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup brown sugar, unpacked
8 oz Cool Whip Free, thawed
9 - inch reduced fat Graham Cracker Crust

In a large bowl using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar for a few minutes until fluffy. Add Cool Whip and whip until smooth. Spoon mixture in pie crust and chill for a few hours, until firm.

Be sure to stop by and check out all the cheesecakes below. You can just click on the link and it will take you to the individual blog. Once all the recipes have posted I will be pinning them to a Pinterest board.

This post is also linked to these parties: Mix It Up Monday, Mouthwatering Monday, Mangia Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, A Marvelous Mess, Inspire Me Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tasty Tuesdays, Tuesday Confessional

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


Our Eating Habits said...

I actually don't like cheesecake, but I must say this oe looks pretty good! I can just imagine how creamy it would taste with the cool whip in there!

Dana @ Simply You and Me said...

This looks delish! I love pumpkin anything! I've Pinned for future (Thanksgiving) use. Thanks!

Coming over from CCC (#10)

Kelly said...

This looks so perfect for fall! We are obsessed with pumpkin in this house, so this cheesecake is a must try. Thanks! - Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom, CCC #14

Melissa said...

This looks delicious! I especially love no-bake recipes when it's so hot outside :)

Great CCC pick! I'm #16. :)

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

I love pumpkin - and no bake makes it even better :) I'd love for you to stop by - I'm #9 in the challenge. :)

Meg said...

Mmm, pumpkin cheesecake is the best and I love this lightened up, no-bake version! Skinnytaste is a great blog! CCC #69

Joan@chocolateandmore said...

How smart of you to find a healthier version and no-bake at that. Lucky you not having to turn on the oven!

Tracy said...

That looks tasty. I made a no bake one too. #50

Jen @JuanitasCocina said...

Love that it's no-bake and love the pumpkin filling! YUM! #55

Lizzy Do said...

I haven't made a pumpkin cheesecake in years...and a no-bake version is definitely perfect for August! Liz #48

Jenna @ Newlyweds said...

Love pumpkin and cheesecake and a no bake, lighter version. Yum!!

Thanks for sharing.

#2 Greek Yogurt Cheesecake

Jennifer said...

Wow love it! I'm on Weight Watchers so this is a keeper. Great for autumn and I like that it's a no bake.

Je #73

Lisa~~ said...

Love that you went lighter, looks sinfully rich and delicious.

If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my CCC entry: #6 Mini Cheesecake Bites.

Cook Lisa Cook

Ashley said...

I love pumpkin cheesecake. Great and easy recipe!

Jaimie said...

I love pumpkin pie, so this looks like a really great cheesecake!

Lesa @Edesias Notebook said...

I love summer, but I get excited for fall when I see stuff like this trickling in. This looks so good and I can't wait to make it in a couple of months. Great choice!


Anonymous said...

What a fantastic cheesecake! I love the pumpkin spice flavour and that the recipe is no bake... a great summer-time cheesecake!

Stopping by from Crazy Cooking Challenge #59 – I pinned and tweeted your cheesecake!



I love pumpkin! Thank you for being a part of the CRAZY COOKING CHALLENGE. Watch for upcoming details about the next years challenge.

Lauren said...

What a yummy looking cheesecake!!

Stopping by from CCC #64 - Individual Biscoff Cheesecakes

Rachel said...

I adore pumpkin spice cheesecake! I've never had a lighter version, this sounds wonderful! Happy CCC!

Diana said...

Would love to try this. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

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