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Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake is a wonderful combination of pumpkin and cream cheese topped with chopped pecans and brown sugar. With its amazing flavors, it is a very special dessert all will enjoy at your next family gathering or holiday party.

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
  • Prep Time
  • Cooking Time
  • Skill Level
    Intermediate
  • Makes
    16
    servings
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Ingredients

  • CRUST:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • PRALINES:
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • CHEESECAKE:
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (30 oz.) LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix

Instructions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE
graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar in large bowl. Stir in butter. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

FOR PRALINES:
COMBINE
nuts, brown sugar and water in same bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup praline mixture for topping. Sprinkle remaining praline mixture over crumbs in pan.

BAKE for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
BEAT
cream cheese, brown sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in same bowl. Beat in eggs. Beat in pumpkin pie mix. Spoon over nuts and crust.

BAKE for 50 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Sprinkle with reserved praline mixture.

BAKE for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until center is set. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.