Pumpkin Cheesecake With Bourbon Sour Cream Topping

Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 55 mins

This recipe, originally from November 1990 Gourmet Magazine is posted by request.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the crust:.
  2. In a bowl combine the crumbs, the pecans, and the sugars, stir in the butter, and press the mixture into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a buttered 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Chill the crust for 1 hour.
  4. Make the filling:.
  5. In a bowl whisk together the pumpkin, the egg, the cinnamon, the nutmeg, the ginger, the salt, and the brown sugar.
  6. In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together the cream cheese and the granulated sugar, beat in the cream, the cornstarch, the vanilla, the bourbon liqueur, and the pumpkin mixture, and beat the filling until it is smooth.
  7. Pour the filling into the crust, bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 350°F oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the center is just set, and let it cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes.
  8. Make the topping:.
  9. In a bowl whisk together the sour cream, the sugar, and the bourbon liqueur.
  10. Spread the sour cream mixture over the top of the cheesecake and bake the cheesecake for 5 minutes more.
  11. Let the cheesecake cool in the pan on a rack and chill it, covered, overnight.
  12. Remove the side of the pan and garnish the top of the cheesecake with the pecans.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe. I have made it every year for Thanksgiving since 1994. It is always a hit. Love love love it!!!!

devnzac November 09, 2009

Absolutely fabulous. I do not use the alcohol so my husband can eat it. I also ended up increasing the cracker crumbs to 1 cup. I get so many compliments and I make it for Thanksgiving every year now. YUMMMMY. I have also used sweet potatoes instead of pumpkin. WOWEEE A++

ChristySalhi May 14, 2007

I just came across this recipe in my files and realized I had forgotten to rate it. I made it at Thanksgiving, and was it heavenly! I agree it is no more time-consuming than a regular pumpkin pie, but very elegant/gourmet. Everyone *loved* this. It would also be very impressive to take to a potluck Thanksgiving dinner.

Spicy Gal March 30, 2005

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a