Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese

Pumpkin Pie Grilled Cheese

Use this recipe, (page 153) as a guide for when you have leftovers and no idea how to spice them up.


  • 1 ⁄2 store-bought 8” pumpkin pie, or 2 cups pumpkin pie filling
  • 3 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon sugar (see Harvest Fest recipe in Chapter 3 for cinnamon sugar details)
  • 4 –6 tablespoons melted sweet butter, for grilling
  • 4 slices cracked wheat bread, or brioche
  • 1 Cup gorgonzola cheese, divided


Calories Per Serving1703

Folate equivalent (total)288µg72%

Breakfast Grilled Cheese

  • shellfish-free
  • fish-free
  • alcohol-free
  • vegetarian
  • peanut-free
  • pork-free
  • pescatarian
  • balanced
  • tree-nut-free
  • high-fiber
  • soy-free
  • red-meat-free
  • Calories 1452
  • Fat 65.5 g (100.8%)
  • Saturated 35.7 g (178.4%)
  • Carbs 145.7 g (48.6%)
  • Fiber 6.1 g (24.5%)
  • Sugars 13.8 g
  • Protein 70.0 g (140.0%)
  • Sodium 2489.6 mg (103.7%)


plus 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, divided

slices American, Monterey Jack, or Pepper jack cheese, divided


Let 1 tablespoon of the unsalted butter sit at room temperature until softened. Spread onto one side of 2 slices sourdough bread.

Whisk 2 large eggs and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt together in a medium bowl until combined.

Melt the remaining 1 teaspoon butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Pour in the egg mixture. Using a rubber spatula, scramble the eggs, stirring occasionally and pushing the cooked parts from the edges of the pan to the center, until they are just set but not dry. Transfer the eggs to a plate.

Remove the pan from the heat and wipe the pan clean. Place 1 bread slice butter-side down into the pan. Top with 2 slices of the cheese, the eggs, and then the remaining 2 slices cheese. Close the sandwich with the remaining bread slice butter-side up. Press the sandwich slightly to close.

Kelli is the Food Editor for Plan & Prep content for Kitchn. She's a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and author of the cookbooks, The Probiotic Kitchen, Buddha Bowls, and Everyday Freekeh Meals. She lives in New York.

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Create pumpkin coffee creamer


They may come in drool-worthy seasonal flavors like pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha, but most coffee creamers are filled with gross things like titanium dioxide (an ultraviolet radiation blocker that doubles as a whitening agent) and hydrogenated oil, which has been shown to increase cholesterol and diminish memory. And the seasonal drinks from coffee shops may not have quite as many chemicals, but they're overflowing with excess calories and sugar.

That said, the best way to transform your plain old coffee into something more autumnal is with a homemade creamer, which just so happens to be a great way to use some leftover canned pumpkin. Here's how to make a batch.


1 1/2 cups heavy cream, divided
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
4 Tbsp pure pumpkin
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk

How to make it

Combine a half cup of heavy cream with the spices and pumpkin in a saucepan and simmer over a low flame for 15 to 20 minutes. Next, remove the pan from the heat and allow it to cool completely. Then, whisk in a cup of heavy cream and condensed milk and store the mixture in a Mason jar. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week.

Eat This! Tip

Because this recipe contains added sugar, we suggest skipping your usual sugar packet. Your coffee will be sweet enough without it.


Preheat oven to 425°F. Line 9-inch pie plate with pie crust.

Mix eggs, brown sugar, pumpkin pie spice, flour and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Stir in pumpkin and vanilla. Gradually add evaporated milk, mixing well. Pour into pie crust.

Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Bake 40 minutes longer or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Serve warm or cold. Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.

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I finally got around to posting these delicious keto pumpkin cheesecake bars just in time for Thanksgiving and fall. Keto desserts are my absolute favorite type of dishes to recipe test but are also the hardest. They require hours and hours of recipe testing to get the perfect texture and flavor but are well worth it in the end. If you or a loved one are on the keto diet or you know someone that that is, then this is the perfect dessert to make this Thanksgiving. They will thank you, and you can thank me later!

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There are two main components in this recipe that make this cheesecake keto.

The flour: Almond flour works great for keto desserts and is my favorite option and I highly recommend sticking with it. For this recipe, you can substitute the almond flour with ground walnuts to keep it keto, or easily replace it with whole wheat or all-purpose flour if you&rsquod like.

The Sweetener: Keto sweeteners can be tricky and sometimes complicated. To keep things simple and delicious, I like to use Powdered Erythritol Sweetener. Powdered Swerve, powdered Xylitol or Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener are also good options and can be substituted with a 1:1 ratio.

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