Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  365
  • Protein  6 g
  • Carbohydrates  29 g
  • Fat  25 g
  • Cholesterol  58 mg
  • Sodium  245 mg
  • Potassium  126 mg
  • Phosphorus  66 mg
  • Calcium  11 mg
  • Fiber  0.7 g

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheese Cake from the Davita renal dietitian team is a way to incorporate pumpkin flavor without adding too much potassium.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by the DaVita dietitian team.

Portions: 8     Serving size: 1/8 pie


  • 1 Nabisco® ‘Nilla® wafer crumb 9" pie crust
  • 1 egg white
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 8 tablespoons frozen dessert topping


  1. Preheat over to 375º F.  Brush pie crust with egg white and bake for 5 minutes. Reduce oven heat to 350º F.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. Beat with mixer at high speed until smooth.
  3. Beat in egg substitute.  Add pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice and blend until smooth. 
  4. Pour pumpkin mixture into pie shell and bake 40 to 50 minutes until center is set.  Cool pie, then refrigerate.
  5. Cut into 8 slices. Serve each slice with 1 tablespoon desssert topping.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 starch
  • 1 milk
  • 3 fat
  • 1 high-calorie

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Pumpkin is high in potassium but the amount of potassium for one piece of cheesecake is only 126 mg since only 1/2 cup pumpkin is used in the recipe.

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Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

ronc4172 says:


you could use cooked squash in place of pumpkin ! Dietitian comment: Yes, the nutrient values are comparable if winter squash is substituted for pumpkin.

Mar. 24, 2014, 8:55 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Doggymom says:


I'm not a big fan of pumpkin. Does anyone have a good substitute that keeps the same consistency?I'll be using SplSplendora in place of the sugar as well.

Mar. 21, 2014, 8:25 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

Greg__ says:


tasted soooo good, we'll be making it for more than just Thanksgiving in the future.

Jan. 10, 2013, 2:09 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

msdsks says:


I made this today and served it for desert. Family couldn't believe it was one of my "Kidney" recipes. They loved it and said I should make it for Thanks- giving. To save on calories I omitted the crust completely. Just mixed the ingredients and poured into a pie plate and baked. Used Splenda for sugar...1/2 white & 1/2 brown. Sprinkled the top with a little more pumpkin pie spice. This is really good, believe me.

Oct. 22, 2011, 12:07 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

dajimenez says:


I haven't personally prepared this dessert or tasted it but two of my patients have and said it was very easy to prepare and delicious!

Dec. 02, 2009, 10:41 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake



delicious and very easy to make! My whole family loved it!

Dec. 09, 2008, 9:16 AM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

bjuda051 says:


Substitute Splenda for sugar and use sugar-free Cool Whip for diabetic variety.

Nov. 26, 2008, 4:02 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake

JPRD says:


Prepared for a pre-Thanksgiving celebration, and the patients loved it. Made in 13x9" pans-1-1/2x recipe. Cut into squares, served in small muffins papers.

Nov. 26, 2008, 1:40 PM - Inappropriate review?

Easy Pumpkin Cheesecake




Nov. 20, 2008, 6:27 PM - Inappropriate review?

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