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Cook 1 hr
Yes i know that there are other pumpkin bourbon cheesecakes on here but this one is a bit different. It is the one that my mom has been making every year for Thanksgiving since the early 90's. I love this cheesecakes flavors. I do not know where she got it from.
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 1⁄4 cups sugar
- 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin-pie mix)
- 3⁄4 cup sour cream
- 2 tablespoons Bourbon
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In 9" by 3" springform pan, with fork, stir graham-cracker crumbs, melted margarine or butter, and sugar until moistened. With hand, press mixture onto bottom of pan. Tightly wrap outside of pan with heavy-duty foil to prevent leakage when baking in water bath later. Bake crust 10 minutes. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
- In large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat cream cheese until smooth; slowly beat in sugar until blended, about 1 minute, scraping bowl often with rubber spatula. With mixer at low speed, beat in pumpkin, sour cream, bourbon or vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
- Pour pumpkin mixture into crust and place in large roasting pan. Place pan on oven rack. Carefully pour enough boiling water into pan to come 1 inch up side of springform pan. Bake cheesecake 1 hour 10 minutes or until center barely jiggles.
- prepare Sour-Cream Topping: In small bowl, with wire whisk, beat sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until blended. Remove cheesecake from water bath, leaving water bath in oven, and spread sour-cream mixture evenly over top. Return cake to water bath and bake 5 minutes longer.
- Remove cheesecake from water bath to wire rack; discard foil. With small knife, loosen cheesecake from side of pan to help prevent cracking during cooling. Cool cheesecake completely. Cover and refrigerate cheesecake at least 6 hours or overnight, until well chilled. Remove side of pan to serve.