Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake

For a work pot luck, I made an oh-so-delicious pumpkin cheesecake! It turned out beautiful! Here is the delicious recipe:

1 cup crushed ginger snaps
2 Tbl melted butter
3 8 oz pkgs cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground allspice
2 cups sour cream
3 Tbl sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350* F. Mix ginger snap crumbs with melted butter. Press evenly into springform pan and bake for 10 minutes.

Reduce oven to 300* F. Beat cream cheese with 1 cup sugar and the salt. Add 3 of the eggs and the 2 tsp of vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Pour half the mix into the pan.

Stir in pumpkin, spices, and remaining egg into the rest of the batter. Spread over the regular cheesecake batter. Bake for 60 minutes or until set in the center.

During the last couple minutes of baking, beat together sour cream, remaining sugar and remaining vanilla. Once you remove the cheesecake from the over, spread this mixture over the baked cheesecake. Bake for 10 more minutes.


Erica said...

It sounds delicious! I may just have to make one for Christmas Eve Dinner, I'm trying to figure out what tasty treat I can make!

Dowland Fam said...

I've made this one before! It is oh-so delicious. I met Maggy at Jared's work the other day. She is super nice!