By Michele7 on November 18, 2002
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
Photo by Delicious as it Looks
"From www.TopSecretRecipes.com I don't know where I got this pumpkin cheesecake recipe. I have made this cheesecake around Thanksgiving, when the pumpkin spices are calling! It is the same as Todd Wilbur's Top Secret recipe."
Serving Size: 1 (186 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
"I worked at a Cheesecake Factory in Kansas and this IS the recipe but they put in 1 tsp instead of 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. They also make the crust and put it into the pan and chill it overnight. This is my favorite cheesecake recipe they have, followed by oreo cheesecake...which you can find here on recipezaar as well. Hope this helps! ~Sean in Seattle"
"This is a delicious recipe, and the ingredients are delicious, but the way you bake it is KEY. I've made it three times, and it's amazing how one recipe can come out SO many different ways. The best one came out by baking it in a water bath. Wrap it in foil as the recipe calls for, and then put it in a large baking pan with water about halfway up. Hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did!"
"This flavor cheesecake was requested by my wife for her 29th birthday. I've never made cheesecake before and this recipe was easy to follow. For a cheesecake novice, I'm glad I read another post (link below) on cheesecake basics which assured me that my cheesecake was done, even though it was wobbly in the center. They said if it begins to crack on top, it's over-cooked, also that it had to chill overnight. This is the website I used to get basic helpful information about baking a cheesecake: http://www.chefnorm.com/cheesecake_know_how.htm
Thanks for the wonderful recipe! My wife and kids thoroughly enjoyed it! I'm making it again for Thanksgiving vs pumpkin pie. BTW we found some cinnamon flavored cool whip to put on top! Fantastic!"
"Made this 2 years ago and this has become a "if you don't bring...don't come" cheesecake! It is always requested by the family especially the men of the group. Going to make it tomorrow night for Thanksgiving on Thursday! You won't be disappointed."
"I add a twist to this. I saute thinly sliced apples with butter and brown sugar. Strain it and to top of cheescake when it is cooked half way and bake the cheesecake the rest of the time. It is out of sight!! Every Thanksgiving, this is what I have to make.The apples give it a little extra special sparkle!!"
"Not that this needs another 5 star review but I just feel I need to cause of all the praise I received today when I took it to a potluck luncheon. I did use a walnut crust instead of what is listed but other than that I made it exactly as listed. I had 6 people ask if they could pay me to make them one for Thanksgiving dinners. Something to think about cause it was so easy to make and I love the way it made my house smell while cooking. Thanks so much for sharing and making a new tradition for my family Thanksgiving dinners."
"I changed this up a bit the first time I made it. I wanted the goodness of cheesecake and the hint of pumpkin. So I made the whole batch minus the spices and pumpkin and filled the pan with about 1/2+ (less than 3/4) of the plain cheesecake and then took the pumpkin and added it to the remaining cheesecake "batter" mixed with the spices and topped the basic layer. Baked and wala!! I loved it! and so did everyone else. people e-mailed me days later asking for the recipe saying they were still thinking about that cheesecake !! Hope this helps Enjoy!"
"SO good! I used gingersnaps for the crust and added some pumpkin pie spice & extra saigon cinnamon to the crumbs before pressing them in my pan. I also used light cream cheese in place of the regular to try to save some calories/fat. I also used saigon cinnamon rather than the regular, but otherwise followed the directions. Topped with recipe 309756. A perfect end to this year's thanksgiving dinner!"
"I love pumpkin cheesecake, and this recipe sounds great! I usually use Spiced Wafers, instead of the graham cracker crust. Plus i top it with a sour cream, sugar and vanilla topping, baking for an additional 8 to 10 minutes when it is almost finished. YUMMO!"
"Amazing! We've made it 3 times already this season since we moved and have no Costco nearby with their version of this recipe. My favorite variation is to use cupcake liners with 1/2 oreo cookie on bottom for crust, add oreo creams to filling and pour filling in 2/3 full and cook 30-40 minutes. So nice this way to have individual servings and if you have no graham cracker crumbs on hand."
"I changed the cinnamon to 1 tsp. per another reviewer. This is wonderful. I've made it a few times now and most people like the gingersnap cookie crust paired with this the best, which is different than how the Cheesecake Co. I let the cheesecake mellow for 24 - 48 hours before serving."
"Excellent!!! I used the Neufchafel (however you spell it) instead of real cream cheese and it turned out great!"
"Made this Saturday for my sister in law for her birthday-it's excellent. The only thing I did different was I bought pre-made grahm cracker crust instead of making them-no need to preheat if you do this. Mine took exactly one hour to cook. I also doubled it with no problems at all. It was so good! One of the best cheesecakes I've ever had. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!!"
"Made this as a practice run for Thanksgiving and it is the best pumpkin cheesecake ever. So my guest are going to love this! It cracked a little on the edges even baking it in a pan of water. Maybe I cooked it to long (65 minutes). Well it was a practice run and i will perfect this recipe! Thank you Food.com for this website I love it!"
"Read all the reviews and knowing our personal tastes I made a few slight changes which worked great! I did use 1 tsp. cinnamon & 1/2 tsp. ground ginger in the crumb mix. Added 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground cloves & 1/2 tsp. ground ginger in the batter. EXCEPTIONAL!! DH & DS had 2 pieces immediately after dinner and still talking about it the next morning! Thank you for sharing!"
"I used the whole can of pumpkin instead of only 1 cup, 1/3 C more sugar and doubled the spices (as other reviewers recommended). The cheesecake was out of this world creamy, fluffy, moist & silky - a huge hit at my DIL's October birthday party. I've never had Cheesecake Factory cheesecake, but I don't see how it can top this recipe. Happily, non-cheesecake lovers loved it too, saying it was like super light & creamy pumpkin pie."
"YUM! I've made this a few times, especially around this time of year :) I've made it both as written and subbing Splenda for the sugar. Regular graham crust and gingersnap crust. Came out beautifully both times. Recently, made this for my BF who had never had a pumpkin cheesecake. That's right, never had a pumpking cheesecake and he loved it. I doubled the cinnamon (thanks, Sean!) and added some maple sugar to the crust (which I got from Spice House in Chicago). Beautiful! Thanks for posting!"
"This recipe was sooo easy and oh sooo good!!!! I love it and my kids love it too. My daughter wants it for her birthday! I did do a water bath and it turned out perfect!! I will make this again and again....THANKS!!!!"
"This was Great!! My family has requested that I make this every Thanksgiving!"