Diamond Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake

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Serves:

6-8

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1 1/2 c
Diamond of California Walnuts
1/4 c
granulated sugar
1/4 can(s)
unsalted butter, melted

CHEESECAKE:

3 pkg
(8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1/4 c
packed light brown sugar
2 large
eggs
1 can(s)
(15 oz.) 100% pure pumpkin
2/3 c
(5 fl. oz. can) evaporated milk
2 Tbsp
corn starch
1 1/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground nutmeg

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350ยบ.
2
Crust:
In a food processor, pulse walnuts and sugar together until finely ground. Add butter and pulse until mixture looks like moist sand. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Cook on wire rack for 10 minutes.
3
Cheesecake:
Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in a large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat well. Pour into crust. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Collection: Holiday Baking