This was the hit of Thanksgiving! My family aren't huge pumpkin lovers, but they loved this. Love Recipe Zaar, cooking made easy.
This was a phenomal recipe. I am not a very good dessert cook, but this turned out great and was absolutely delicious. My 9 year old son inhaled it! I used pecan sandies as suggest by others, and the crust was like candy.
Well, this certainly was a big hit at Thanksgiving dinner! Not a soul had the pumpkin pie and the cheesecake's gone. I skipped the bourbon and took Lorac's suggestion and used pecan sandies rather than graham crackers. To decorate I piped whipped cream buttons around the outside top edge and sprinkled the center generously with chocolate curls made from a 6oz melted Hershey's special dark chocolate bar, spread thinly over a cookie sheet, chilled, and then scraped into curls with a thin-bladed spatula. Gorgeous and delicious, P4. Thanks.
Excellent! I was requested to bring a pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving dinner by the "Chef Du Jour" ( my neighbor's gourmet cooking brother) who was making every thing else. I have never made a cheesecake before, but I knew Zaar would be my salvation! Thanks to PetitFour, I made the perfect pumpkin cheesecake. I loved the way the bourbon enhanced the pumpkin and well balanced spice flavors. I made the recipe as directed but substituted a crust made with pecan shortbread cookies (I'm not very fond of graham crackers). I added a topping made with fresh cranberries and orange juice and then a layer of whipped cream. It was too good! I never saw another crumb of that darn cheesecake after my desert slice - no one suggested I should take the rest home, no one even suggested I might like to take another serving or two for us for the next day!