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Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

by Editors

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

A healthy, fall dessert packed with pumpkin that’s perfect for people with gluten allergies. From Elana’s Pantry.


You’ll Need:


1 medium pie pumpkin, acorn squash or butternut squash (how-to roast squash)
1 quart whole milk yogurt, strained overnight or up to 24 hours (discard whey)
½ cup agave nectar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt


  1. Fill the bottom of a baking dish with a little less than ¼ inch of water
  2. Cut pumpkin in half, remove seeds and place face down in baking dish
  3. Roast pumpkin in the oven for 45-55 minutes until soft
  4. Allow pumpkin to cool and scrape flesh into a bowl, then measure out 2 cups
  5. In a cuisinart, combine 2 cups pumpkin, strained yogurt (minus the whey which was strained out), agave, vanilla and lemon juice and process until smooth, about 1-2 minutes
  6. Process in cinnamon and salt
  7. Pour batter into a 9-inch tart pan
  8. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, until firm
  9. Remove from oven, cool and serve


Serves 8


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