Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake

"A delicious alternative to the traditional Pumpkin Pie at Thanksgiving or Christmas."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • For topping: Place sugar in small bowl; add butter and cut in until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  • Stir in pecans and set aside.
  • For cheesecake: Blend crumbs, ¼ cup sugarand butter in bowl.
  • Press into bottom and up sides of 9 inch diameter springform pan.
  • Chill.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (165C).
  • Beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Mix in white and brown sugars.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fluffy.
  • Blend in pumpkin, cream and spices.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Bake until centre no longer moves when pan is shaken, about 1 ½ hours.
  • Sprinkle topping over cheesecake.
  • Bake 15 minutes longer.
  • Cool.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • (can be prepared 2 days before serving).

Questions & Replies

  1. why would it not bake firm


  1. The best of both worlds! Yummy!
  2. It looks and sounds like the recipie I had on the Detroit Princess on October 15, 2005! if it is it is the best ever! Thank you. # 173052
  3. Absolutely the BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake I've ever tasted! It was definately worth the extra effort to make. I made for 12 of my friends and they all LOVED it and want the recipe. YUMMY!!!!!!


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