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    filed under: Cheesecakes on October 5, 2017

    Thick, rich, and delicious! This Pumpkin Cheesecake is the perfect addition to your fall celebrations!

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    So what is Fall without pumpkin? You see all these pumpkin pie recipes out there and pumpkin cakes, well I felt like I wanted to do something a little different and went the route of a Pumpkin Cheesecake! And I’m so happy that I did, this cheesecake is seriously so delish!

     

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Topped with mounds of whipped cream and sprinkled with pecans, this Pumpkin Cheesecake puts all those other pumpkin desserts to shame.

    This velvety goodness is one of my new go-to fall treats!Pumpkin Cheesecake

     

     

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    • Prep Time:8h 15m
    • Cook Time:1h 45m
    • Total Time:10h
    • Serves: 12

    Ingredients

    • 2 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
    • 1/4 c to 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (I prefer 3/4 cup for a moist and dense crust, some commenter's prefer less)
    • 2 3/4 c sugar, divided
    • 1 1/2 tsp. salt, divided
    • 2 lb (four 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 c sour cream
    • 1 (15 oz) can pure pumpkin
    • 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    • 2 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
    • Whipped cream
    • Chopped pecans

    Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    2. Spray a 10-inch springform pan with non-stick cooking spray and wrap the bottom with tin foil.
    3. In a large bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, 1/4 cup of the sugar and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    4. Press the crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes, then remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
    5. Meanwhile, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
    6. Add the remaining 2 1/2 cups sugar and mix well.
    7. Beat in the sour cream, then add the pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, 1 teaspoon salt and the spices and mix until just combined.
    8. Pour into the cooled crust.
    9. Place your pan into a roasting pan and fill halfway with water.
    10. Bake for about 1 hour 45 minutes the turn off the oven and open the door to let out some heat then close again and leave the cheesecake in the oven for about an hour.
    11. Remove from oven and out of the roasting pan and let cool to room temp.
    12. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
    13. Remove cheesecake from springform and top with dollops of whipped cream and chopped pecans.

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Photos by Tornadough Alli

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    Comments

    This cheesecake was delicious. One flaw……way too much butter in the crust . Next time I will use half the amount of what is called for in this recipe.

    This is a phenomenal cheesecake but the previous poster is correct on the butter ratio in the crust. Waaaay too much. Next time I’ll start with half as much.

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