Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 1 hrs 2 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 16


You'll experience an unexpected treat when you try this Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. Chocolate mini morsels are sprinkled on the crust before the pumpkin filling is poured in, and then more chocolate is swirled into the cheesecake to give it a marbled effect.


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • 3 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg


oven to 350º F. Grease 9-inch springform pan.

COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom of prepared pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup morsels.

remaining morsels in medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 30 seconds; STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until morsels are melted; cool to room temperature.

BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar until smooth; beat in pumpkin. Beat in eggs, evaporated milk, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Remove 3/4 cup pumpkin mixture; stir into melted chocolate. Pour remaining pumpkin mixture into crust. Spoon chocolate-pumpkin mixture over top; swirl.

BAKE for 60 to 65 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.

Best cheese cake ever!!!!!!

by J. Jim , COLUMBIA, MO on Dec. 2011

Hace been preparing this cheese cake for several years and everyone enjoys it

Easy and Yummy

by L. Laurie , , on Dec. 2009

I made one of these cheesecakes at Thanksgiving and it was so easy and popular that I made another for Christmas. The chocolate marble also makes a nice impression.

Something Unique for the Holidays!

by P. Patricia , Largo, FL on Dec. 2009

I always make this cheesecake around the Holiday season. Its so easy to make and the chips at the bottom of the crust and the swirled chocolate make this one a winner! There is no other Pumpkin cheesecake recipe I would ever make then this one!

the best cheesecake

by R. Robin , North Carolina on Sep. 2009

We had a cheesecake making contest at work and everyone talked me into trying my luck. I have never made a cheesecake before so I went on this website and choose the Marble Pumpkin Cheesecake. Not only was it easy to make, it was good. Good enough to come in 2nd and win a $25 gift card. If you love pumpkin and cheesecake you must try this one.

marbled pumpkin cheesecake

by B. Becky , Seagoville, TX on Jan. 2009

Mmm,Mmm,Mmm! I made this cheesecake last night for dessert, and I got nothing but compliments & clean plates! THANKS!!!

Big Thanksgiving Hit!!

by m. marianne , MASHPEE, MA on Nov. 2008

I not only sold two cakes (I sell my baked goods and have built quite a list of clientel from some of this site's recipes), but brought an extra one in on thanksgiving and it disappeared in 20 minutes!! I used gingersnaps for crust and it came out great!


by A. AMANDA , Charlotte, NC on Jul. 2008

A co-worker made this recipe for a cheesecake contest we held at work and she won first place. The combination of pumpkin and chocolate was delicious!!


by S. Suzanne , Cortlandt Manor, NY on Feb. 2008

I've made this lots of times and it's always the hit of the dessert table! Easy to make, too!

not worth eating

by c. caleb , SALEM, OR on Nov. 2007

I made the cake for thanksgiving and we hated it i mean if you mix pumpkin choclate and cheesecake they just dont mix i will never make it again in my life it was just nor worth eating

A sure pleaser...

by A. Amy , POTTSTOWN, PA on Nov. 2007

I made this cheesecake for a "Girls Night Out" party. It was a hit! One lady even requested the recipe so she could make it for Thanksgiving. Thanks Nestle!