Pumpkin Cheesecake

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 55 min
Cooling Time: 3 hrs
Yields: 16

Description

Pumpkin Cheesecake has a unique combination of flavors, a heavenly smooth texture and an irresistible graham cracker crust. This will definitely become a holiday favorite.

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (do not allow to brown). Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat well. Pour into crust.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.

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by T. Tiana , Reno, NV on Nov. 2010

Awesome, awesome recipe! Everything about this cheesecake is perfect in taste and texture!

YUM!

by C. Cristin , Oak Lawn, IL on Oct. 2010

This cheesecake is soooooo very good! It's so creamy and has the perfect flavor. It's a fall favorite in my house and it;s super easy to make!

Pumpkin Cheesecake

by L. Libby , San Francisco, CA on Dec. 2009

I made this last year and it was devoured! Not a crumb was left. I am the one in the group who always gets to bring the desserts!

OMG GOOD!!

by A. AMANDA , Vidor, TX on Nov. 2009

I love to make!!! I have been making the pumpkin cheesecake for 3-4 years now,. MY father and Husband both FIGHT OVER THE LAST PIECE! lol...I make it every year for Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas treat. It's a MUST TRY! Yummmy to my tummy!

Pumpkin cheesecake

by M. Melani , TX on Nov. 2009

By far, the best pumpkin cheesecake recipe I've found. I've tweaked it a bit by adding 1 tsp cinnamon to the crust & 2 tbsp pure maple syrup to the filling. My family demands it every Thanksgiving.

Perfect!

by M. Matthew , , Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas on Jul. 2009

I made this just because i love to bake. I wanted to make something other than a regular cheesecake. This was very easy to make(im 15 years old) and it was delicious. I ommited the topping just because i only wanted the Cheesecake. The Pumpkin flavor is suttle but divine. You Must try this.

VERY GOOD!!

by N. NJ , on Dec. 2008

Overall this was a GREAT cheesecake. To give it a more cream cheese taste add an extra block of cream cheese and double the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg

melt in your mouth pumpkin cheesecake

by H. Hope , Attleboro, MA on Dec. 2008

My cousin Honey (70yrs old) loves pumpkin pie. I never knew. I made this pumpkin cheesecake. It's been a week and she still hasn't stopped talking about it melting in her mouth it was sooo good. (smile) Thanks so much.

Out of this World Cheesecake!

by L. Linda , WINSTON SALEM, NC on Dec. 2008

I love cheesecake! So when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. This is absolutely the best tasting cheesecake I have ever tasted, and it is so much better than traditional pumpkin pie. My husband told me it would be fine with him if I made this cheesecake every year for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie. I definitely will! My teenager told me even he likes it, and that is a huge compliment.

Great pumpkin cheesecake

by J. Jennifer , Clio, MI on Dec. 2008

This is a big hit with my family. I cook it a litter longer than stated on the recipe, I like it a little firmer...enjoy :)