Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe - Great for the Holidays

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A Seasonal Twist

Cheesecake is a favored, traditional dessert choice for many - I know it's always been my favorite treat! This recipe is a wonderful alternative to a classic dessert. The flavors or pumpkin and spices really add a delightful, seasonal touch!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: 6-8 slices each cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-2 pie crusts, pre-made

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin.
  4. Mix in the heavy cream, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla.
  5. Beat the eggs, one at a time, mixing until smooth.
  6. Pour batter into prepared crust, and bake for 90 minutes (or until center is set).
  7. Allow to cool in the pan for 30 minutes, then refrigerate overnight.

Baker's Notes

  • My favorite crust to use is a graham cracker crust.
  • Each time I've made this dessert, I've had left over batter. I would suggest buying a second pie crust - 2 cheesecakes are better than 1!
  • Make sure the cream cheese really is softened. I skipped this step the first time making this and burned out my electric mixer :(

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