Monday 21 October 2013

Pumpkin Cheesecake

In honour of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, here is a Paula Deen recipe.


1 3/4 cups Graham cracker crumbs
3 tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinammon
1 stick unsalted melted butter


3 packages cream cheese
1 can pumpkin, pureed
3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinammon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350F.

For crust:  In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinammon.  Add melted butter.  Press down flat into 9 inch springform pan.  Set aside.

For filling:  Beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and spices.  Add flour and vanilla.  Beat together until well combined.

Pour into crust.  Spread out evenly and place in oven for one hour.  Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for four hours.

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