Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Gingersnap Crust

susan faulkner

By
@lilybugs

I make this every Thanksgiving, it's one of my family's favorite Thanksgiving traditions!


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Serves:
8
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
1 Hr 30 Min

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
gingersnap cookie crumbs
3/4 c
ground hazelnuts
3 Tbsp
brown sugar
6 Tbsp
unsalted butter, melted
3
8 ounce pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 c
canned solid pack pumpkin
1/2 c
heavy cream
1/3 c
maple syrup
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
3/4 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
ground allspice
4
eggs

Step-By-Step

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1Preheat oven to 325 degrees F . Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan.

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2Using a fork, combine gingersnaps, hazelnuts, 3 tablespoons brown sugar and melted butter. Press mixture onto the bottom and two inches up the sides of the pan to form the crust.

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3With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the pumpkin. Mix in the cream, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice and vanilla. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth.

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4Pour batter into prepared crust. Bake in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, or until center of cheesecake is set. Allow to cool in pan for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes