1. Food

Pumpkin Cheesecake

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)

By

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Photo of Pumpkin Cheesecake © Diana Rattray
This is an excellent cheesecake to make for the fall season, or serve it as a Thanksgiving dessert.

Cook Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 12

Ingredients:

  • Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • .
  • Filling:
  • 2 (8 ounces each) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • .
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Combine crust ingredients; press into bottoms and about 2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325° for 5 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with cream, pumpkin, sugar, egg yolks, flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, spices, and salt. Beat until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into the pumpkin mixture. Spoon batter into crust. BAke at 325° for 1 hour.

Combine topping ingredients; spread over cheesecake and bake 5 minutes longer. Chill thoroughly before serving, and store leftovers in the refrigerator.


More Recipes
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
Janet's Pumpkin Cheesecake
Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake With Graham Cracker Crust

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Made 2, and 1 was gone within a few hours, Member Kimiandboys

I made this recipe and it actually made two small cheesecakes. One was gone in only a few hours. It's a big hit! I did not use the sour cream topping. Instead, I made a carmel topping and drizzled it over the top. Kids and adults loved it!

12 out of 12 people found this helpful.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.