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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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slice of pumpkin cheesecake

If you are looking for an alternative to pumpkin pie for your holiday dessert, consider making a pumpkin cheesecake. “But it’s hard to make,” you might say. Don’t worry. After I show you this recipe, you’ll say this instead – “Who knew cheesecake could be so delicious and easy?”

This cheesecake uses fresh pumpkin puree, but you can certainly use the canned variety if you’re short on time and fresh ingredients.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 ½ cups graham crumbs
  • ½ melted unsalted butter
  • 24 oz cream cheese at room temperature (3 packages)
  • 2 cups fresh pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup flour

Also, keep on hand a mixing bowl, mixer, spatula, 9-inch spring form pan and aluminum foil.

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Step 2: Make the Crust

Combine 1 ½ cups graham crumbs with ½ cup melted butter.

graham and butter

Stir until well combined.

stir well

Add combined mixture to spring form pan and spread evenly along the bottom.

Step 3: Prepare the Filling

Use a mixer to blend the cream cheese until soft and smooth.

cream cheese

Add 2 cups pumpkin puree.

pumkin puree

Add 3 eggs.

three eggs

Then 1 cup sugar.

1 cup sugar

Add 1 tsp vanilla.

1 tbsp vanilla

Add ¼ cup flour

1/4 cup flour

Next, add your spices. First, add ¼ tsp ground cloves.

spicesand cloves

Then, add the nutmeg.

nutmeg

Then add the ¼ tsp of cinnamon…make it a heaping one as this spice isn’t as strong as the others.

cinnamon

Now, you can mix all the ingredients using a mixer or a whisk, whichever you prefer.

mix ingredients

Mix until fully combined and smooth.

combined and smooth

Step 4: Assemble and Bake

Pour the cream cheese mixture into the spring form pan.

pour mixture

Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool for 20 minutes.

bake for 1 hour

Cover tightly with foil and refrigerate over night.

cover with foil

After refrigeration, slice and serve with whipped cream.

Enjoy your yummy pumpkin cheesecake!

 

 

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