Because my oven doesn't work properly, I couldn't use it to bake the walnut crust in a large enough pie pan, soooo...
I had to get a little creative.
Meaning I had to split the recipe in half and bake the thing in an Anchor Hocking glass bowl that fit in my countertop convection oven.
Here's the finished product.
I originally worked on this last Thursday as a bake test because of the oven situation as I wanted to make it for when my friends came over.
Here's my first piece...
...or what's left of it. :0)
What I discovered was that my walnut crust was a little bitter, not so much as to be rendered inedible, but if you eat walnuts, you know how they taste. So yeah. The pumpkin cheesecake part was delicious. The Stevia used as sweetener also leaves a bit of aftertaste, but what are you gonna do if you're trying to avoid sugars/calories/carbs and have a penchant for sweets?
Anyway, a friend suggested I serve it more like a parfait with the crust more of a crumble and with a berry on top for color and presentation.
So my guests were served this:
Everyone thought it was delicious, so I think I'll be making this on a fairly regular basis for my own benefit. The recipe is here, if you're interested.