Outstanding Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake

Norma DeRemer


One of my friends gave me this recipe years ago and has been one of my favorite cheesecakes for Thanksgiving. Only thing wrong with it is "you can't eat just one slice" It's that good!


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  • 2 c
    graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/4 c
  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, melted

  • 3 pkg
    (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    (15 ounce) solid pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 5
    eggs, lightly beaten

  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 1 c
    packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
    chopped walnuts

How to Make Outstanding Pumpkin Walnut Cheesecake


  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Place a greased 9 inch springform pan on a double thickness of heavy duty foil. (about an 8 inch square) Securely wrap foil around pan.
  3. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter until flacky.
  4. Press onto the bottom of and one inch up the sides of prepared pan.
  5. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  6. Beat in pumpkin, cream, cinnamon and cloves until blended well.
  7. Add eggs, beat on low speed just until combined.
  8. Pour over crust, place springform pan in a large baking sheet pan with sides and add one inch of hot water to the pan.
  9. Carefully place in oven and bake for one hour.
  10. Meanwhile,in a small bowl, combine sugar,brown sugar. Stir in walnuts.
  11. Carefully remove cheesecake from oven and sprinkle topping over hot cheesecake and carefully place back into the oven.
  12. Bake 30 minutes longer or until center is just set.
  13. Remove springform pan from water bath.
  14. Place on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes.
  15. When cool; carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen and cool one hour longer.
  16. Refrigerate overnight.
  17. Carefully open springform pan and place cheesecake on serving platter.

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Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts

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