Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
Great dessert for fall!
- Ready In:
- 1hr 35mins
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1⁄4 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup canned pure canned solid-pack pumpkin
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon allspice
- 4 eggs
- 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
- 1⁄2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
- 3⁄4 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans
- In medium bow, stir together all crust ingredients except pecans; press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Sprinkle ½ cup pecans over crust. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
- Heat oven to 300 degrees. Place cream cheese in food processor; process until smooth and creamy. Add pumpkin, 1 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg and allspice; pulse to combine. Add eggs two at a time; pulse until well-blended. Add rum; pulse to combine. Cheesecake also can be make with electric mixer. Pour into pan.
- Bake 65 to 75 minutes, or until edges are puffed and top is dry to the touch. Center should move slightly when pan is tapped, but should not ripple as if liquid. Cool on wire rack 1 hour. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Place ½ cup brown sugar and cream in small saucepan; heat over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes or until thickened (you should be able to see bottom of pan when stirring). Topping will thicken more as it cools.
- Remove from heat, stir in ¾ cup pecans. Let stand until cool, 10-15 minutes. Pour over cheesecake, spreading with spatula. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until set. Store in refrigerator.
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ChamoritaMomma: In the photo of your cake, you have a lovely "edge" of color at the top. HOW do you come about that? Is it the pan that you use? I don't have a springform pan, and have made cheesecakes in a vintage pie pan that I adore! IF I do buy spring-form pan, will my cakes have that wonderful "edge" of color that your photo has -- or is it a family secret ? MANY THANKS!! -- Connie in BostonReply