Oh-So-Yummy Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake


You wouldn’t know it by the weather here in Southern California right now, but it IS officially fall, and Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. And, as much as I adore summer, I have to admit, I’m a big fan of both holidays, especially turkey day because of all of the incredible food! Last year, I was invited to someone’s house for the holiday, and was in charge of bringing a couple of dishes – one being dessert. Since I’m a huge cheesecake lover, I decided to go with a pumpkin cheesecake, and I must tell you, it received rave reviews! That same cheesecake actually won a bake-off contest at work! Need I say more? Rest assured, this recipe will not disappoint, and people will be asking you for it!

Topped with low-fat whipped cream, candied pecan pieces and drizzled caramel.

Ingredients

  • 38 Nabisco Ginger Snaps, finely crushed (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (I like to use candied pecans)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325.
  2. Mix crumbs, nuts and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  3. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended.
  4. Add pumpkin, spice and vanilla; mix well.
  5. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low-speed after each just until blended.
  6. Pour into crust.
  7. Bake 1 hour 20 min. to 1 hour 30 min., or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim.
  8. Refrigerate 4 hours.
Recipe adapted from Kraft.

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About Denise

My name is Denise and I love good food, but enjoy preparing it more. I spend a good portion of my free time searching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen and coming up with tasty creations. Some of my other favorite things are my pets, family, friends, traveling (especially to tropical destinations and Paris), the beach, music, movies, and shopping, to name just a few ;)
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4 Responses to Oh-So-Yummy Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. That looks amazing, no wonder you won the bake off!

  2. Denise says:

    Reblogged this on Cooking For Love and commented:

    I owe you all some new recipes, but in the meantime, I thought I’d share this AMAZING holiday cheesecake!!

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