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Pumpkin Cheesecake

 

Ingredients 

Crust:
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Filling:
2 (8 ounces each) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup half-and-half or whipping cream
1 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup granulated sugar
4 eggs, separated
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Topping:
1 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preparation
Combine crust ingredients; press into bottoms and about 2 inches up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 325° for 5 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with cream, pumpkin, sugar, egg yolks, flour, 1 teaspoon vanilla, spices, and salt. Beat until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into the pumpkin mixture. Spoon batter into crust. Bake at 325° for 1 hour.
Combine topping ingredients; spread over cheesecake and bake 5 minutes longer. Chill thoroughly before serving, and store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Comments

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By: Bryan
On: 10/21/2014 06:47:04
I didn't realize this was today. How could I ever forget! It looks delicious. I'll make it with my two daughters this evening. Thanks for the reminder!
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By: Anna
On: 10/27/2014 23:54:00
Great! Just on the day I start my diet this recipe comes up. Bye bye diet! But it will be worth it. Seriously, this is such a fun recipe - I like cheesecake ( because I am a sane human) but it is a little dull - rich, and sweet but plain. Even when they put berries and sauces and chocolate, it's still just dressed up cheesecake. Don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining about cheesecake (again - sane human here) but this recipe is truly unique. It has all the great autumn season flavors but in cheescake form. Never seen a recipe like this before. THANKS GC!
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By: Catherine J
On: 11/10/2014 05:14:48
I made this for a halloween part and wow did it go over well! It was the first thing I ran out of and regret not making more and just about everyone wanted the recipe - and several asked where I bought it! Thanks- it's really a great recipe for this season. Unique and very decadent.
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By: Steve
On: 11/10/2014 05:40:33
Today I am home today. My mom and me are doing cooking and baking day. She makes stiff for the church sale. I get to pick one idea of what I want to try and she said I am superizer of it. That means I am a leader she says. So I had the idea for cookies. But then I got this so this is a better idea. So it's good I found it.
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By: Maggie
On: 11/10/2014 08:58:34


This is the kind of food that is addictive for me. Even thinking about eating this I get an endorphin rush. Ok, since it is the holidays, I will do it. The lucky thing is that as someone else said, its unique - thank God! If I could easily pick this up in the supermarket I would have a serious problem. Thankfully, it is just enough work that I won't go overboard. Its great though for Thanksgiving coming up. I know a few people who don't like the traditional pumpkin pie, but I know they will love this and it still has that autumnal, holiday feel, and features the traditional dessert flavors of this season, and is about as decadent as can be (being a cheesecake).

Thanks the recipe!
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By: Greetings from my planet
On: 11/10/2014 09:32:57
CRAZY YUM! YUM to the power of 10. Right - who in my life do I know who I can trick into making this for me. Copy, save, print and find someone to make it and I will be rocking and rolling. I have spoken. MTFBWY and LLAP!
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By: John
On: 11/10/2014 12:28:19
I think I would make this with one of those pre-made pie crusts since the graham cracker pie shells in the shop are not half bad I think. I wonder if a diabetic version of this substituting artificial sweetener would be good. I bet it would given how rich it is.
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By: Adam
On: 11/10/2014 17:38:54
Yeah this thing would last about 10 minutes in my kitchen when it was done - I'd inhale it. Man that pic looks good! Need one of you on here who plan to make it to invite me over for a slice. Whuttaya say Grace Cuisine blog folks? I'll do the washing up. Will work for pumpkin cheesecake.
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By: Debbie Debbie Bo Beddie
On: 11/10/2014 19:37:55
I never wouldve thought to make this kind of cheescake. I love cheesecake and it is really what dessert is supposed to be - an super treat that you only ever would eat when full already. That's the way - this way you don't have too much, but to mke you want more when you are full, it has to be special and that is what makes a real dessert. I never will understand when people think berries are dessert, or sorbet, or something like that. Yes, it's nice, and makes a good snack, but if you are going to do it, do it right. this looks really good to me.

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