Ginger Crunch Pumpkin Mousse Cheesecake

Nancy A.

By
@HometownCreativeCook

My family and I love the Fall, when the nights get cooler, and the leaves on the trees start turning beautiful shades of yellow, red and orange, and, of course...Pumpkin Pie! I created this dessert many years ago, by combining two of my family's favorites, pumpkin pie and cheesecake, and adding a new twist that makes this dessert, light, fluffy, spicy, crunchy and delicious, which makes a perfect dessert for all your Fall and Holiday gatherings.


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Rating:

Serves:

10

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

2 1/4 c
gingerbread or ginger snap cookie crumbs
5 Tbsp
melted butter
1 1/2 c
plus 2 teaspoons sugar
3 pkg
(8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened at room temperature
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1
envelope unflavored gelatin (1/2 cup cold water)
2/3 c
evaporated milk
2 c
canned pumpkin pie mix
1 c
heavy cream, whipped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To make the crust:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray bottom and up sides of 9 inch spring form pan with baking spray.
In medium bowl, mix together, 1 3/4 cups(reserving 1/2 cup for topping) gingerbread/gingersnap cookie crumbs, 5 tablespoons melted butter, and 2 teaspoons sugar.
Pat down and up sides of prepared pan.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Cool, set aside.
2
To make filling:
In large bowl of stand mixer, add in 3 packages softened cream cheese. 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, beat until fluffy.
Meanwhile, in small saucepan, add in 1/2 cup cold water,sprinkle in gelatin and let stand 1 minute.
Stir over low heat until dissolved, about 3 minutes, set aside.
Add in evaporated milk to cream cheese mixture, beat until creamy.
Beat in gelatin, then pumpkin pie mix until well incorporated; fold in whipped cream until well combined.
Pour into prepared crust.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
3
Serving:
After dessert is chilled and set, remove sides of pan.
Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cookie crumbs over top.
Serve on your favorite cake plate or stand.
Upon serving, store in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American