Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart (No Egg Recipe)

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart by angela roberts

I wouldn’t dare post a pumpkin pie recipe unless it had a twist and was worth knowing about. After all, the recipe on the can is quite good if you’re looking for regular pumpkin pie. This is not that recipe. It’s a little different and worth making a change from tradition. Instead of eggs, I used cream cheese and I like it so much better.

I make the most perfect turkey because I use a really special technique.

You Can Make the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart in a big tart pan or in mini tart pans.

You can make it into a pie or into a tart, but whatever you do, do save some of the dough and give it a little decorative splash.  Use your favorite cookie cutters and have fun.

Decoration for Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart by Angela Roberts

When buying pumpkins, I avoid grocery stores and look for places that offer a wide assortment.  We bought our decorative pumpkins back in September.

I was a little worried about them rotting in our warm weather, but it was suggested to wipe them down with bleach and not put them directly on the ground. Six weeks later, pumpkins are still looking as good as new.

I love Cinderella Pumpkins.

These are called peanut pumpkins. Odd aren’t they?

This was last year’s pumpkin tart. I’ve made it prettier this year, but look at those gorgeous apple pies drizzled with homemade blackberry syrup.

If making a tart, you will have enough left over for two small additional tarts. Bake those for about 30 minutes.
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Tart made without eggs by Angela Roberts
Make your own pumpkin pie spice and take a look at my favorite pumpkin recipes. You might also love these pumpkin pie hand pies.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart (No Egg Recipe)

A pumpkin cream tart, using cream cheese instead of eggs for a silky smooth delicious pumpkin pie or tart.
Prep Time1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time55 minutes
Total Time2 hours 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Angela Roberts


Pie Crust

  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick of butter, cold, cut into small pieces, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons of ice cold water

Pumpkin Filling

  • 4-6 ounces of cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix homemade recipe here
  • 3/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1 can 14 ounces of pumpkin puree
  • 1 can 12 ounces evaporated milk


Pie Dough

  • Pulse flour, salt, sugar in food processor. Add frozen butter pieces. Pulse for 10 seconds or until mixture is crumbly. Add in ice cold water. Dough may not seem like it will come together. Form into disc and wrap in plastic for one hour or over night.
  • Roll out to fit tart pan or pie pan. Take the extras for the decorative shapes. Set decorative shapes aside in refrigerator. (Those are added after 20 minutes of baking

Pie Filling

  • Use softened cream cheese and whip for a few minutes before adding brown sugar, spices and sea salt in a mixer until smooth. I cut the sugar by a third, but if you like a sweeter pie, you might want to add more. Add pumpkin puree, mix until combined, then evaporated milk and mix together until completely smooth. Poke pie crust with fork all over before pouring mixture in. Bake for 20 minutes at 350. Add decorative cut outs. Bake for another 20-35 minutes depending on height of tart or pie.

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  1. You really rocked your photos here. What a gorgeous picture and lovely pie. One of my mother’s best pumpkin pie recipes had cream cheese and evaporated milk that she had from a friend in the SOuth. It was always a hit!!!

  2. Interesting – I’ll have to try this with the cream cheese, it sounds and looks amazing! I’m also very impressed with your patience and timing – I do buy decorations on clearance after the season and wait to open them, but could never do the same with Halloween or Christmas candy/chocolate!

  3. A great post for a sick girl…I wish I lived near you to grab a slice or two. Hope you are feeling better and by the way great pictures too…

  4. I have never liked Pumpkin Pie, but I LOVE this. The Cream Cheese rather than eggs definitely made the difference.

  5. These are gorgeous tarts and I like that you use cream cheese instead of eggs. Junior loved your decorations especially the turkey 🙂

  6. Gorgeous Angela! For a minute there I thought the shape of the pie was somehow embedded in the pumpkin… Lol.. Can you believe I never actually have made a pumpkin pie? I’ve aten it ofcourse but never actually made it myself. I do have a pretty pumpkin here that needs using so that could be perfect!

  7. What a beautiful post. I love you shared the photos of those pumpkins…they really set a lovely autumnal mood! Your pie is beautiful and I love the use of cream cheese here…dying to try it!

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