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Excellent Pumpkin Cheesecake –

Pumpkin cheesecake tastes like an apple pie and a cheesecake had a child. With the proper stability between creamy and cakey, that cheesecake tang that you already know and love, and pumpkins in fact. That is the last word fall dessert! 

A whole pumpkin cheesecake with whipped cream on top.

Cheesecake is a dessert we may eat regardless of the season or climate. Whether or not it’s provided at a celebration or on the dessert menu at a restaurant, we simply can’t flip it down. Usually a cheesecake purist, we don’t are likely to favor the flavored selection. That was till pumpkin cheesecake entered our lives. It’s all the pieces you’re keen on about conventional cheesecake, however together with your favourite flavors of fall. No should be intimidated by this fancy dessert. It’s tremendous straightforward to make, and tastes wonderful each single time. You’re going to like it!

Baking Pan Choices: 

To make cheesecake, it’s preferable to make use of a springform pan. It is a cake pan that has a detachable backside. The perimeters of the pan are sprung and it has a clip to regulate the perimeters. Springform pans are bought in varied sizes, usually 4 inches, 6 to 7 inches, and 9 inches. An excellent commonplace dimension to have is a 9-inch pan. 

If you happen to don’t have a springform pan, you may at all times use an ordinary cake pan. Nevertheless, you won’t be able to take away the perimeters and have a freestanding cheesecake.

Troubleshooting: Why Did My Pumpkin Cheesecake Crack? 

Everybody loves that image excellent cheesecake, however let’s be sincere, cracks don’t change the style of the cheesecake one bit. If you’re actually going for that excellent cheesecake look, maintain the following pointers in thoughts: 

  • Don’t open your oven door whereas it’s cooking. Sudden modifications in temperature will trigger the cheesecake to crack. 
  • Let your cheesecake cool slowly within the oven with the door closed. 
  • Don’t over bake your cheesecake. With out having the ability to open up the oven door to forestall cracking, you really want to comply with the recipe card directions precisely so that you don’t below or over bake.

Crust Choices: 

The gingersnap cookie crust is an absolute should in our home. It’s merely divine. If you happen to favor a conventional graham cracker crust, you may at all times purchase it pre-made on the grocery retailer, or you can also make your individual with:

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers (about 15 complete crackers)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • In a bowl, stir collectively graham crackers, sugar, and butter till all crumbs are moist. Press into the underside of a 9-10 inch springform pan. Press firmly to make sure it doesn’t disintegrate. Pop into fridge whilst you make the cheesecake.

Pumpkin Puree vs. Pumpkin Pie Filling: 

Pumpkin pie filling accommodates added sweeteners, spices, and different flavorings. We don’t need any of that added to this pumpkin cheesecake, so that you’ll need to double test your can to verify it’s pumpkin puree solely. 

A slice of pumpkin cheesecake on a plate.

Storage Directions:

Retailer your pumpkin cheesecake in an hermetic container within the fridge for as much as 5 days. Serve chilled.

If you want this recipe, you might be concerned with these different scrumptious cheesecake and cheesecake impressed recipes:

Watch the video under the place Caytlin will stroll you thru each step of this recipe. Typically it helps to have a visible, and we’ve at all times bought you lined with our cooking present. You will discover the entire assortment of recipes on YouTube, Fb Watch, or our Fb Web page, or proper right here on our web site with their corresponding recipes.

Pumpkin cheesecake tastes like an apple pie and a cheesecake had a child. With the proper stability between creamy and cakey, that cheesecake tang that you already know and love, and pumpkins in fact. That is the last word fall dessert!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook dinner Time 1 hour

Left in oven 5 hours

Complete Time 6 hours 20 minutes


  • 16 ounces gingersnap cookies approx. 1 1/2 cup cookie crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 24 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 3 massive eggs
  • 1/2 cup bitter cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 levels. Grease the perimeters and backside of a 9-inch springform pan with butter or shortening.

  • Crush the gingersnap cookies in a meals processor or blender. Switch to a mixing bowl. Stir in melted butter and brown sugar. Combine till the crumbs are all moistened and press into the underside of the ready springform pan.

  • In a big mixing bowl, use a hand mixer (or stand mixer) to whip collectively the cream cheese and sugar till creamy and fluffier. About 2-3 minutes.

  • Add within the pumpkin puree, eggs, and bitter cream. Beat on low till integrated.

  • Add in vanilla extract and pumpkin pie seasoning, and flour. Combine till integrated and easy. Pour combination into the springform pan.

  • Crumple up 3 sheets of aluminum foil into even, flat discs. Place crumpled foil on a baking sheet. Place the springform pan on high of those foil discs to raise the cake so it does not contact your baking sheet. Fill the baking sheet with a layer of ice, surrounding the springform pan.

  • Bake within the middle rack of the oven for 1 hour. Don’t open the oven door. On the finish of the hour, flip off the oven, and proceed to maintain the door closed. Let the cheesecake slowly cool within the oven for 5-6 hours to forestall cracking. Take away from oven and refrigerate in pan till able to serve.

  • Take away the springform pan ring earlier than serving. Maintain chilly.


Can use a graham cracker crust if most well-liked.

Energy: 725kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 11g | Fats: 42g | Saturated Fats: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fats: 2g | Monounsaturated Fats: 9g | Trans Fats: 0.3g | Ldl cholesterol: 159mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 61g | Vitamin A: 7909IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 136mg | Iron: 1mg

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