Pumpkin Cheesecake

Meryl Hausner

By
@MeMe1130

One Thanksgiving a friend brought this wonderful dessert & my 3 sons continue to request it. There are no words!! LOL


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Ingredients

1
crumb crust recipe, made with finely ground graham crackers
3
8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 c
sugar
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
5 large
eggs
1/2 tsp
vanilla
2 large
egg yolks
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp
ground ginger
1/8 tsp
ground allspice
1/8 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
15 oz
can of solid-pack pumpkin

CRUMB CRUST RECIPE

1 1/2 c
finely ground graham crackers
5 Tbsp
butter, unsalted, melted
1/3 c
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Make CRUMB CRUST recipe. Stir together crust ingredients & press onto bottom and 1inch up side of a buttered 9 inch springform pan.



Preheat oven to 550 degrees F.
2
Beat together cream cheese, sugar & flour with an electric mixer until smooth.
3
Add whole eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla, beating on low speed until each ingredient is incorporated & scraping bowl between additions.
4
Transfer 2 1/2 cups filling to another bowl.
Beat yolks, spices & pumpkin into remaining filling until smooth.
5
Put springform pan with crust in a shallow baking pan.
6
Pour 1/2 of pumpkin filling into crust, then 1/2 of plain. Repeat procedure with remaining fillings, drizzling the plain so that some of pumpkin filling is still visible.
7
Gently swirl a small spoon through batters in a figure 8 pattern without touching crust.
8
Bake in middle of oven 12 minutes, or until puffed.
9
Reduce temperature to 200 degrees F. & bake 30 minutes ( do not open oven ).
10
Dome a piece of lightly oiled foil over cake & continue baking until mostly firm (center will still be slightly wobbly when pan is gently shaken) about 1 hour more.
11
Run a knife around top edge of cake to loosen & cool completely in springform pan on a rack. Chill, loosely covered, at least 6 hours. Remove side of pan & transfer cake to a plate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
12
Cheesecake keeps, covered & chilled, 1 week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes