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Festive Pumpkin Cheesecake

Updated on September 17, 2012

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If you are looking for the perfect pumpkin pie alternative, this dessert is it! Pumpkin, spices, and rich cream cheese make a light and creamy dessert that will leave all of your guests pleased. Make this dessert for your next party or holiday get together.

Read more about how to make fresh pumpkin puree here: How to Make Fresh Pumpkin Puree

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: 1 9" cheesecake

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick of butter, melted

Ingredients for the cheesecake:

  • 3 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened
  • 15 oz can of pumpkin
  • 3 large eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar

  1. Pre-heat your oven to to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the crust ingredients in a small bowl then pour into your 9" spring form pan. Press crumbs into the bottom of the pan evenly.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. Add the pumpkin then the eggs, beating well after each addition. Mix in the sour cream, sugar, and spices. Add the vanilla and flour last.Make sure you scrape the sides of the bowl and mix well to avoid cream cheese chunks.
  4. Pour the filling into the prepared pan. Tap it on the counter to fill in evenly. Place pan in the oven, and also add a cookie sheet or piece of foil under your pan to catch the moisture that cooks off your cake.
  5. Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes until cake is set. Let cool for 15 minutes then cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate overnight. Serve plain or topped with whipped cream.


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    • mlowell profile image

      mlowell 5 years ago from Georgia

      rgardner - I just checked this hub and the ingredients are there--the ads might have pushed them down? Either way, here they are again:

      Ingredients for the cheesecake:

      •3 8 oz packages of cream cheese, softened

      •15 oz can of pumpkin

      •3 large eggs and 1 egg yolk

      •1/4 cup sour cream

      •1 1/2 cups of sugar

      Ingredients for the crust:

      •2 cups graham cracker crumbs

      •3 tbsp light brown sugar

      •1 tsp ground cinnamon

      •1 stick of butter, melted

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      rgardner 5 years ago

      I believe this recipe is missing a few items. I would really like to use it, but I need the measurements and ingredients first. PLEASE! :-)


    • Imogen French profile image

      Imogen French 5 years ago from Southwest England

      thanks mlowell, I'll check out your puree instructions.

    • mlowell profile image

      mlowell 5 years ago from Georgia

      I have written a new article about how to make you own puree from fresh pumpkins:

      Just measure out fresh puree like you would canned pumpkin.

    • Imogen French profile image

      Imogen French 5 years ago from Southwest England

      This looks and sounds absolutely delicious, and I would love to make it using my homegrown pumpkins.

      If using fresh pumpkin rather than canned how would you prepare it for this recipe?