Pumpkin Cheesecake

"I have made this several times. It is very good. Everyone wants to take some home."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins
10 pieces




  • Crust:.
  • Pulse graham cracker crumbs, pecans in food processor.
  • Add butter & sugar pulse till sandy moist texture is achieved.
  • Cheesecake:.
  • Using electric mixer, lightly beat softened cream cheese.
  • In a separate bowl mix brown sugar & pumpkin pie spice.
  • Add to cheese and mix at low speed 2 minutes scraping the bowl from time to time.
  • Next add the egg yolks and continue to beat at low speed.
  • Add the whole eggs and mix thoroughly.
  • Now add the pumpkin puree & grated zest of lemon.
  • Lightly butter a non stick 10 inch springform pan and place on baking sheet.
  • Put the graham cracker crust mixture in the bottom and distribute evenly, packing firmly. ( I use the back of a spoon).
  • Bake 8 to 10 min @ 350°F.
  • Pour the cheesecake mixture into the springform pan and bake at 325F for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to 300F and continue to bake for another 10 - 15 minutes
  • Topping:.
  • Mix ingredients thoroughly.
  • Spread on cheesecake after it has baked the 15 min at lower temperature.
  • Return to oven for another 8 minutes.
  • Cake should still jiggle a bit.
  • Cool 8 hours or more.

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  1. This was GREAT! My husband loved it, my brother loved it, his firned loved it. It was light without losing the thick creamyness of baked cheesecake. I made mine with fresh roasted pumpkin puree. Didn't require any more sweetening than normal. I found my baking time was 20 minutes more though, as I often find with cheesecake recipes. Maybe I just like mine a little mor well done.<br/><br/>I used my regular spices that I put in pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger to season as I;ve never use 'pumpkin pie spice'<br/><br/>Fabulous recipe!


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