Pumpkin Cheesecake

Julie Deal

By
@tarheelmom_57

I have never made cheesecake until this past Thanksgiving. I found this recipe,tried it and have since made it 3 or 4 times. It is very easy,delicious and perfect for the holiday seasons! I have made it with and without the caramel topping.


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Serves:

10-12

Cook:

1 Hr 10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 c
graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c
finely chopped pecans
5 Tbsp
butter, melted
3 Tbsp
light brown sugar
4
8 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened
1 c
granulated sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
4 large
eggs
1 1/2 c
canned pumpkin
1 1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice

PRALINE TOPPING

1 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 c
whipping cream
1 c
powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp
vanilla extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Stir together first 4 ingredients in a bowl until well blended. Press mixture on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up sides of a 9 inch springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
2
Beat cream cheese and next 2 ingredients at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer until blended and smooth. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Add pumpkin and lemon juice, beating until blended. Pour batter into prepared crust. (pan will be very full)
3
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes or until almost set. Turn oven off. Let cheesecake stand in oven with door closed for 15 minutes. Remove cheesecake from oven, and gently run a knife around outer edge of cheesecake to loosen from sides of pan. (Do not remove sides of pan). Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour).
Cover an chill 8 to 24 hours.
4
Remove sides and bottom of pan and transfer onto a serving plate. Prepare Praline Topping: immediately pour slowly over top of cheesecake, spreading to within 1/4 inch of edge.
5
To make Praline topping:

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a 1 qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil one minute; remove from heat. Gradually whisk in powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth. Let stand 5 minutes, whisking occasionally. Pour over cake.

About this Recipe

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