November Baking Challenge

no bake pumpkin cheesecake slice with whipped cream on top

NOVEMBER BAKING CHALLENGE

November 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ever since I shared my no bake cheesecake, I’ve had requests for a pumpkin variation. This recipe kicks off Sally’s Pie Week, an annual tradition where I share multiple pie recipes in a row. Though not technically a pie, cheesecake is close enough. 😉 We have 5 new pie recipes coming next week too. Since pumpkin has been hard to find this season, there are a few alternate challenge recipes you can make this month including ANY recipe from the upcoming Sally’s Pie Week. Make sure you sign up for my email list so you’re alerted as soon as a new Sally’s Pie Week recipe publishes!


How to Join Sally's Baking Challenge

  1. Recipe: I publish a new challenge recipe on the 1st of each month. Sign up for Sally’s Baking Challenge emails so you’re alerted as soon as a new challenge recipe is published.
  2. Bake: Bake the recipe during that month.
  3. Send: Share your recipe photo with us via email: [email protected]. By emailing your recipe photo, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. For a bonus entry, leave a review on the challenge recipe. Instagram direct messages are hard to track, so please email your recipe photo instead. Feel free to share on social media using #sallysbakingchallenge and tagging me (@sallysbakeblog), but the only way to guarantee you are in the running is sending your entry via email.

PRIZE

By emailing your recipe photo to us, you are automatically entered in the baking challenge. 1 winner receives a $250 Amazon Gift Card. We keep track of your photos and randomly select 1 winner at the end of the month. The challenge is open to the whole world. Challenge ends on November 29th at 5pm ET. The winner will be selected at random and posted in the November Baking Challenge blog post on November 30th 2020. Visit the Sally’s Baking Challenge FAQ page if you have any questions about my baking challenges!


Let’s Review the October Baking Challenge

October 2020 Sally’s Baking Challenge Recipe: Baked Apples

These baked apples were a fun small batch dessert to try in October. This recipe is free from common allergens like gluten and eggs, so bakers who can’t usually participate in the monthly challenges were able to join the fun. 🙂 I loved seeing all your additions to this basic recipe– a few of you added dried cranberries and/or shredded coconut to the filling and some served the baked apples with creme fraiche or a drizzle of melted peanut butter. My mouth is watering!!

One of my favorite recipe reviews came from reader Lauren:

“Loved these so much!! They were super easy to make and made my kitchen smell like fall. Can’t wait to make these over and over again!”

We gathered as many baked apples photo entries as we could and included them below. (Email is the only way to guarantee your photo will be included!)

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

collage of cinnamon baked apple photos

Challenge winner for October is Anna and she has been notified. 🙂

Baked apples winner image

20 Comments

  1. Congratulations Anna!!! Am I missing something? Was a picture of her Baked Apples posted? I made them but the picture turned out so ugly that I didn’t even want to post it. Thanks to all the brave bakers who shared their lovely photos.

    1. Hi Sandy! Yes, right at the bottom of the post. The winner is always selected randomly, never based on how the finished baked good looks. Never be afraid to send in your recipe photos! We’re always happy to see them.

  2. Great Job Anna!!!
    Thank you so much Sally for sharing your recipes with us they are so good and wonderful.
    I can’t wait to do the November baking challenge!!

    1. Thank you so much Zoe!

      1. Your welcome SALLY!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, pie week and cookiepalooza are my favorites, can’t wait!

    All these apples look wonderful! Great job bakers 🙂

    1. Thanks Dawn! I’m actually starting to photograph Sally’s Cookie Palooza recipes next week. There are some really fun ones this year!

  4. Congratulations Anna! All these baked apples look delicious.

  5. All I can say”yummy to all”

  6. This will be my first time doing the Pie Week! I’m sure it will be fantastic! Also Pumpkin cheesecake?!?! The best of both worlds!

    1. Thanks for following along, Tiana! Can’t wait to hear which Pie Week recipes you like best 🙂

      1. Well I gotta admit the Chess Pie looks divine! I’m very excited for the rest of the pie recipes! Thank you Sally!

  7. I can’t wait to try the cheesecake. Congrats to the winner this month!

  8. Laurie Chaplen says:

    Great Job Anna, The pumpkin cheese cake is definitely on my list to make for thanksgiving.

    1. What a delicious addition to your Thanksgiving Day spread. I hope it’s a hit, Laurie!

  9. It’s great to see all the baked apples! I’m definitely trying the cheesecake this month. I’ve never made no bake cheesecake before.

    1. Happy baking, Roberta! Hope your first no-bake cheesecake is a success – can’t wait to hear how it goes for you!

  10. Congratulations Anna!

  11. This was delicious! I made it the night before and it was nice and firm for the next evening. My family absolutely loved it and said I need to make it again soon. “For Christmas”? I asked. “No. Now.” My sister replied. I’ll be making this again for sure!

  12. I made the no-bake pumpkin cheesecake into a mini version using mini mason jars; I also subbed a Biscoff crust. The recipe was very easy and user-friendly—and super tasty, a perfect combination of pumpkin and cheesecake.

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