Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

"A tasty and wonderful looking cheesecake for halloween."
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Ready In:
1hr 30mins




  • Combine wafer crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and 1 inches up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth.
  • Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.
  • Whisk in pumpkin, cornstarch, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice just until blended.
  • Pour into crust.
  • Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until center is almost set.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Combine topping ingredients; spread over filling.
  • Bake at 350° for 6 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack for 10 minute.
  • Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.
  • Refrigerate overnight then remove from pan.
  • In a saucepan, bring the sugar, cream of tartar and water to a boil over medium heat.
  • Boil, without stirring, until mixture turns a light amber color and candy thermometer reads 350°.
  • Immediately remove from the heat and stir.
  • Cool, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until hot sugar mixture falls off a metal spoon in a fine thread.
  • Using a spoon or meat fork, carefully drizzle syrup over waxed paper to form spiderwebs
  • Cool completely.
  • Place melted chocolate in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag.
  • Pipe 1-in. spiders onto parchment or foil; cool completely.
  • With remaining melted chocolate, pipe two or three dots on each web; attach spiders.
  • Cut cheesecake; place a web on top of each slice and remaining spiders on the side.

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  1. I made this last Halloween and totally forgot to review it! This cheesecake was a gigantic hit; everybody loved it and begged for the recipe! The only thing I changed was to forgo the fancy sugar topping. Instead, I just drew a spiderweb on the top with melted chocolate. It made for a pretty and fun presentation. Thanks for a cake that will be sure to please any crowd for years to come!


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