Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel


This riff on the Thanksgiving favorite combines a traditional pumpkin pie filling with swirls of sweetened cream cheese. And since it's only Thanksgiving once a year, we've topped it all off with a buttery spiced-pecan topping. This easy pie recipe will please anyone at your table this holiday.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 30 mins
1 9-inch pie
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 recipe Master Pie Dough (see Associated Recipes)

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 (15 ounce) can unseasoned pumpkin puree

  • 2 (5 ounce) cans low-fat evaporated milk

  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, divided

  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus 1/8 teaspoon, divided

  • 3 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened

  • 2 tablespoons low-fat milk

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • cup chopped pecans

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 375 degrees F.

  2. Roll dough between sheets of parchment paper into a 12-inch circle. Peel off the top sheet and invert the dough into a 9-inch pie pan. Press the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Remove the paper. Fold under the excess dough and flute, or trim with scissors and crimp (see Tip). Refrigerate the crust while you prepare the filling.

  3. Whisk eggs, pumpkin, evaporated milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl until smooth. Whisk cream cheese, milk, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a small bowl until smooth.

  4. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the prepared crust. Dollop spoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture onto the filling, spacing them evenly. Draw the tip of a skewer or a knife through both mixtures to create a swirled design.

  5. Bake the pie for 30 minutes.

  6. Meanwhile, combine pecans, the remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  7. Sprinkle the streusel over the pie and bake until the filling is puffed at the edges and the center springs back when touched, 15 to 20 minutes more. Cool completely on a wire rack, about 3 hours, before slicing.


Give your pie a pretty rim! Use scissors to trim the edge of the crust. Press it with a fork to crimp or, for a fancy pattern, press the flat side of the wheel of a scallop-edged pastry cutter into the dough to form little half moons.

To make ahead

To make ahead: Refrigerate, loosely covered, for up to 2 days.


9-inch pie pan (not deep-dish), parchment paper

Associated Recipe

Master Pie Dough

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

278 Calories
12g Fat
36g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 278
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Added Sugars 14g 28%
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 54mg 18%
Vitamin A 5919IU 118%
Vitamin C 5mg 6%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 232mg 10%
Calcium 108mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 17mg 4%
Potassium 223mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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