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Easy Pumpkin Cheescake

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 c canned pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 store bought graham cracker pie crust

Instructions

  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
  • Beat the cream cheese ( do not over soften), sugar vanilla, and spice until smooth
  • Separate eggs ( keep both the whites and the yokes)
  • Stir in pumpkin and egg yokes
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff
  • Gently fold egg whites in to the rest of the batter ( batter should have a custard like consistency)
  • Pour batter into crust, place pie pan onto cookie sheet and bake for 40 minutes (for mini pies - cook for 25 minutes)