206 Reviews

I've never made a cheesecake before and this turned out amazing. We put in a whole tsp of cinnamon and it was fantastic. Everyone decided it is a new Thanksgiving tradition and that more than one needs to be made because it went so quickly.

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Dieter's Mom November 29, 2011

This recipe was amazing. I followed the recipe exactly, but my springform pan is 8.5 inches instead of 8 inches. I did everything the same as if I was using an 8 inch pan and it made no difference. I baked it for 65 minutes and that was the perfect amount of time. I also used a hot water bath by covering the bottom of the pan in aluminum foil and placing it in a glass casserole dish with 1/2 inch of water. Next time I am going to try using crushed gingersnaps instead of graham cracker crumbs for the crust. The graham cracker crumbs were good but I think the gingersnaps would be even better and they would go nicely with the pumpkin flavor. I made this cheesecake to test out the recipe before making it for Thanksgiving dinner. It definitely passed the test. My family is going to love it! Thanks for sharing this great recipe!

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AmandaMcG November 09, 2010

I made this for my sister's birthday. This was delicious!

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Baking Girl August 20, 2010

Fantastic! I just made this for my Thanksgiving part 2 (extra turkey taking up space in my freezer) and everyone who tried it loved it. People were coming back for seconds. I will definitely make this again.

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Smarahcakes August 01, 2010

AMAZINGLY delicious! Substituted Splenda for 1/2 of the sugar, used 3/4 cups crushed ginger cookies in addition to the 3/4 cup graham crackers for the crust, and added home-made caramel sauce and Skor bits (from bulk store) as a topping - YUM! Thanks for the recipe!

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ssegal_sw May 19, 2010

Oh my goodness I was flipping through my online cookbook and forgot that I never rated this. This recipe is AMAZING!!!!! My husband actually made it for me when I was pregnant and I am happy to say that we ate every bit of it!!! That's probably the 10 lbs. I'm still trying to lose. I would like to make this again and eventually post it on our food blog. We also used a 9x13 pan, doubled the recipe and it was fabulous and it fed a very large gathering! http://rockinldschefs.blogspot.com/ Thank you so much for this AMAZING recipe.

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LDS Chef Ashlie March 30, 2010

I have made this a few times now and it is wonderful. This time I added more cinnamon as many have suggested. I used low fat cream cheese and is has great flavor and is so creamy.

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adopt a greyhound December 19, 2009

This is delicious. Mine cracked next time I might try putting a pan of water in the oven to keep it from cracking.

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Dying2Live December 15, 2009

Fantastic! My daughter-in-law requests pumpkin cheesecake each year for the holidays and I could not find my recipe. Oh no! (Never fear, RecipeZaar is here!) I found this recipe and decided to try it even though it was a little different. Boy, are we glad we did! My entire family could not stop eating it, even if we tried! The only change I made was to use ginger snaps for the crust instead of the graham crackers. (I also left out the tablespoon of sugar for the crust.) This added a special touch of flavor that we all love. Other than that, I followed the recipe exactly and will continue to do so for many years. Thanks for sharing, Michele!

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Georgia Jill December 13, 2009

This was incredible! I made this for my boyfriend's family on Thanksgiving and they were all over it! My boyfriend doesn't really like sweets but he said it was wonderful! thanks for sharing =)

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Iron Woman December 11, 2009
The Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake by Todd Wilbur