Monday, October 15, 2012

AMWEP Recipe: Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake

Servings: 12 Prep 1 hr Bake 35 mins at 350°F Cook 15 mins


Crust and Cheesecake Layer:
  • 14 boards Graham Crackers (about 2 cups crushed)
  • 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
Pumpkin Chiffon Layer:
  • 1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon powdered egg whites (see Note)
  • 3 tablespoons warm water

Make It

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2.Crust and Cheesecake Layer:: In bowl, mix crumbs, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Press over bottom and 1-3/4 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan (see photo 1, at right).
3. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs, sugar, half-and-half, flour and allspice. Pour into graham crust.
4. Bake in 350 degree F oven 35 minutes or until center is set. Transfer to rack; let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate.

Pumpkin Chiffon Layer:: While cheesecake is chilling, in medium-size bowl, stir together pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the sugar, egg yolk, salt and allspice.
6. In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand until gelatin softens, 5 minutes. Add half-and-half. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved.
7. Stir small amount of warm half-and-half mixture into pumpkin mixture; stir pumpkin mixture into half-and-half mixture in saucepan. Place over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 10 to 13 minutes or until mixture reaches 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (photo 2).
8. Cool mixture over ice water in large bowl until consistency of sour cream (mixture mounds on top of itself), 6 to 8 minutes (photo 3). Remove from ice water bath.
9. In small bowl, sprinkle powdered egg whites over warm water. Let stand 3 minutes. Beat with mixer until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form (photo 4).
10. . Fold egg white mixture into pumpkin mixture (photo 5). Scrape onto cheesecake; smooth top. Cover; refrigerate overnight to firm chiffon. Makes 12 servings.
11. Note: Powdered egg whites are available from The Baker's Catalogue, 800-827-6836 or

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 12; Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405, Fat, total(gm): 23, Cholesterol(mg): 118, Sat. fat(gm): 14, Carbohydrate(gm): 43, Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 1, Protein(gm): 7, Sodium(mg): 288, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

AMWEP Calendar- April and May

Good afternoon, ladies!   I have placed a good amount of information on the calendar for the rest of April and May. These items show up here and I emailed them (to the addresses i have) 

·         We have a scheduled hike at Lily Mountain on Saturday, April 21st at 9:30am. Let me know if you need any additional info regarding this hike. It is child friendly and can be done partially or fully. It is also a great trail to run on, if anyone is interested.

·         I am planning a walk around the lake with my little guys on Sunday, April 22nd,  at 11am to collect trash and talk about earth day if anyone wants to join. Meet at the dog park (LMK if you think you might come!).

·         The following week we have a Happy Hour scheduled for Wednesday, April 25th at 4:30-6 at the Rock Inn. Obviously there are no rules to how long it can go, but happy hour ends at 6 J.

Kristen Berg was kind enough to pull together all the kid information, so thank you so much for doing that! Also, there are a couple of great family events coming up that she added to the information. Let me know if you want an email of the screen shot calendar and did not already receive one!

Bronson has started dialog with Eric from the Dojo regarding a self-defense call, I will keep you updated on what he says!

And finally, we should plan a quick brainstorming session about the summer soon if possible. I can check with Karla to see if we can use the upper part of Ed’s sometime in the next few weeks to put some solid dates down for projects, activities, etc.

As always, let me know if you have any questions, want to add an event or need to get connect with someone! Look forward to seeing you on Saturday, hopefully!

Monday, March 19, 2012


Thank you to everyone who came to the first meeting of AMWEP last night. We had a great time getting to know each other and having a few margs!

We did not decide any future dates. but we do want to get together again soon for a few activites. We also discussed different fun workshops we could do each month. I have a list of things we talked about, but we should brainstorm a few more ideas to get a good list going and be able to plan ahead!!

Thanks again, and check out the additional resources below for more information. This blog also has a calendar of events posted on the right sidebar. Let me know if you have an event you would like to post!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Welcome to AMWEP!!

Active Mom and Women of Estes Park (AMWEP) is designed to be a resource and an active participation group in Estes Park for all women!