Pumpkin Cheesecake

1
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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
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

How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake

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.

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About Pumpkin Cheesecake

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



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