Pumpkin Praline Cheese Cake with a Cookie Crust

Jane Whittaker


This is a little labor intensive, but worth it. It has a pecan sandy cookie crust, pecan pralines for the crust and as a garnish, whipped cream and carmel ice cream topping drizzled over the top for a finish.


★★★★★ 2 votes

12 to 15
30 Min
1 Hr 45 Min


  • ·
  • 1 c
    pecan sandy cookie crumbs (about 6 cookies)
  • 1/4 c
    melted butter
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 7 1/2 oz
    container pecan pralines, divided. found in veggie section in my store
  • ·
  • 24 oz
    (three 8 oz pkg) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 15 oz
    canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 c
    heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 1 tsp
    maple syrup extract
  • 5 large
  • ·
  • 2 Tbsp
    sweetened whipped cream per slice
  • 2 medium
    pecan pralines for garnish per slice
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    carmel ice cream topping per slice to drizzle over

How to Make Pumpkin Praline Cheese Cake with a Cookie Crust


  1. Pre heat oven to 350°
  2. In a food processor whirl cookies til they are fine crumbs.
  3. In a bowl combine the crumbs, butter, and sugar.
  4. Press over the bottom and up the sides a little of a spring form pan.
  5. Bake crust for 15 minutes and let cool while making the filling.
  6. Chop 1 cup pecan pralines and scatter evenly over crust.
  7. In a large bowl whip the cream cheese and sugars until smooth.
  8. Beat in the pumpkin, cream ,cinnamon,cloves and maple extract until well blended.
  9. Add eggs on low speed one at a time.
  10. Pour over crust.
  11. Cover bottom of spring form with aluminum foil. Place cheese cake in a pan with one inch of hot water.
  12. Bake for 1 1/2 hours in the preheated 325°,or until set, middle will wiggle a little.
  13. Cool on a wire rack for 15 min, run a sharp knife around the edge, then refrigerate until completly cooled to remove from pan.
  14. Serve each slice with a dollop of whipped cream, 2 pecan pralines, and a drizzle of carmel topping.

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About Pumpkin Praline Cheese Cake with a Cookie Crust

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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