Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr
I have made this several times. It is very good. Everyone wants to take some home.
- 3⁄4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1⁄4 cup pecans
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2⁄3 cup brown sugar
- 1 1⁄4 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 cups cream cheese, softened (not spreadable)
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 cup canned pumpkin puree (not pie filling)
- 1 grated lemon, zest of
- 1 cup sour cream (I use low fat)
- 1⁄4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Pulse graham cracker crumbs, pecans in food processor.
- Add butter & sugar pulse till sandy moist texture is achieved.
- Using electric mixer, lightly beat softened cream cheese.
- In a separate bowl mix brown sugar & pumpkin pie spice.
- Add to cheese and mix at low speed 2 minutes scraping the bowl from time to time.
- Next add the egg yolks and continue to beat at low speed.
- Add the whole eggs and mix thoroughly.
- Now add the pumpkin puree & grated zest of lemon.
- Lightly butter a non stick 10 inch springform pan and place on baking sheet.
- Put the graham cracker crust mixture in the bottom and distribute evenly, packing firmly. ( I use the back of a spoon).
- Bake 8 to 10 min @ 350°F.
- Pour the cheesecake mixture into the springform pan and bake at 325F for 30 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 300F and continue to bake for another 10 - 15 minutes
- Mix ingredients thoroughly.
- Spread on cheesecake after it has baked the 15 min at lower temperature.
- Return to oven for another 8 minutes.
- Cake should still jiggle a bit.
- Cool 8 hours or more.
This was GREAT! My husband loved it, my brother loved it, his firned loved it. It was light without losing the thick creamyness of baked cheesecake. I made mine with fresh roasted pumpkin puree. Didn't require any more sweetening than normal. I found my baking time was 20 minutes more though, as I often find with cheesecake recipes. Maybe I just like mine a little mor well done.
I used my regular spices that I put in pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to season as I;ve never use 'pumpkin pie spice'