This is my adaptation of a Better Homes & Gardens recipe for New York Style Cheesecake-- only my version makes the ENTIRE thing pumpkin, and is much lighter and fluffier. I think my methodology is easier too and it came out utterly divine. It calls for using an entire 28-oz can of canned pumpkin so you don't have to worry about leftover pumpkin (though as a pumpkin lover who gets frustrated that canned pumpkin is only available in stores in the fall, "leftover pumpkin" is a foreign phrase in this house. :) ) This is also a correction-- I had it down for 15 oz, it really IS 28 oz. I also corrected the crust instructions-- start with 1/4 cup milk, and if you can't run the beater through the crust, add more. I usually use 2% milk, but vanilla or pumpkin pie soymilk will add to it awesomely. :D I used three 8-oz bricks of store-brand cream cheese. (It was almost $2 cheaper than Kraft Philadelphia.) You can probably also use a tub of whipped cream cheese or Tofutti and it'd come out just as good. This is an awesome and delicious dessert to have year-round, but makes a really nice fall and early winter party cake and is a rich and tasty alternative to traditional pumpkin pie.