Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Just in time for Halloween: Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie Recipe. Good anytime of the year, but we like to use this fall holiday as an excuse to indulge our taste buds with this delicious treat. Only serious dessert eaters should continue to read.

Pumpkin Pie


  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups canned pumpkin, mashed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg plus 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger, optional
  • 1 piece pre-made pie dough
  • Whipped cream, for topping


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place 1 piece of pre-made pie dough down into a (9-inch) pie pan and press down along the bottom and all sides. Pinch and crimp the edges together to make a pretty pattern. Put the pie shell back into the freezer for 1 hour to firm up. Fit a piece of aluminum foil to cover the inside of the shell completely. Fill the shell up to the edges with pie weights or dried beans (about 2 pounds) and place it in the oven. Bake for 10 minutes, remove the foil and pie weights and bake for another 10 minutes or until the crust is dried out and beginning to color.

For the filling, in a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with a hand mixer. Add the pumpkin and beat until combined. Add the sugar and salt, and beat until combined. Add the eggs mixed with the yolks, half-and-half, and melted butter, and beat until combined. Finally, add the vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger, if using, and beat until incorporated.

Pour the filling into the warm prepared pie crust and bake for 50 minutes, or until the center is set. Place the pie on a wire rack and cool to room temperature. Cut into slices and top each piece with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Fall is for Festivals

Fall is the time for festivals in southeastern North Carolina.  Downtown Wilmington held its annual Riverfest this past weekend, offering fun for the whole family.  Classic and antique cars were on display, there was a tour of a Coast Guard vessel, and Water Street was lined with arts and crafts vendors and concessions to fulfill every craving. Kids enjoyed the giant inflatable slide and bouncers, petting zoo and pony rides, face painting, a trackless train, and more.

This coming weekend is the 17th annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues & Jazz Festival in Kure Beach near Wilmington, and the following weekend is the 30th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival on Ocean Isle Beach.  The autumn weather is beautiful, and there are activities to suit every taste, so make sure to take advantage of some of the many opportunities this fall.

Rivers Edge Property Owner Appreciation Event

Over 70 Rivers Edge Property Owners and members from real estate sales shared in an afternoon and evening of fun in July. Everyone enjoyed dinner at the clubhouse after a 9-hole golf tournament on the Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.

Owners Appreciation Dinner 072010
Owners enjoy dinner at the Golf Clubhouse overlooking the Shallotte River
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Rivers Edge Property Owners and Residents

Rivers Edge Golf Course Wins Award Again

Golf MagazineRivers Edge Golf Club & Plantation is proud to announce that GOLF Magazine has just released their annual rankings of public courses.  Our Arnold Palmer Signature Course is once again ranked among the Top Golf Courses in North Carolina at #11.

The complete list will appear in the September Issue of GOLF Magazine.

Congratulations to everyone at Rivers Edge Golf whose hard work and dedication made this possible!

New PGA Certified Golf Pro at Rivers Edge

Bobby McCrimmon
Bobby McCrimmon - Director of Golf at Rivers Edge

Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation is proud to introduce Bobby McCimmon as our new Director of Golf.

After receiving his B.A. in Business Management from Appalachian State University, Bobby began his career as a Retail Manager and Corporate trainer. He learned very quickly the importance of two way communication and providing outstanding customer service. After 20 years in retail management he decided to move to the Grand Strand and pursue his passion of golf.

Bobby started his golf career at Myrtle Beach National Golf Club as a first assistant and began his pursuit of becoming a PGA Class A Professional. He then had the opportunity to perfect his knowledge of the golf swing and became Director of Instruction at Direct Approach Golf School. He gave instruction to juniors and adults of all ages from beginners to the more accomplished players. He has been very involved in junior golf and has acted as the Chapter Director of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association for Georgetown and Horry Counties for three years. He was also the swing coach for several high school teams in the area. He has conducted hundreds of clinics , private lessons and on course instruction for adults of all abilities. His extensive knowledge of the golf swing, clubfitting and video analysis will help you take your game to the next level.

Bobby most recently acted as a Lead Golf Instructor at Dresser Golf Academy which is ranked by Golf Magazine as one of the top 25 golf schools in America. He received his Class A PGA status, and has furthered his education by becoming a Certified Professional in the following areas: Golf Operations, Retail, General Management and Instruction. Less than 2% of 30,000 PGA Professionals acquire these designations.

Bobby is very excited about this opportunity as Director of Golf at Rivers Edge Golf Club. He looks forward to welcoming you to a great golfing experience at our club.