Pumpkin Cheesecake

Slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake

I’m a cheesecake lover. My husband doesn’t love it as much as I do… until now. This cheesecake was so delicious I happily gave half of it to our neighbors (or else we would have eaten it all). The neighbors really loved it. Here’s proof, in this picture of their little boy licking his plate.  haha

INGREDIENTS

For Crust:
1 stick Butter, melted
2 cups Graham Cracker crumbs
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon

For Filling:
3 (8-ounce) packages Cream Cheese, at room temperature
1 ½ cups Pumpkin Puree (fresh is best)
3 Whole Eggs, plus 1 Egg Yolk
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Nutmeg (fresh ground is best)
1/8 tsp Ground Cloves
2 Tbsp Flour
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

METHOD
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For crust:
Melt butter and set aside.
In the food processor, process the graham crackers into crumbs.
Add in the brown sugar and cinnamon and pulse.
Add the melted butter and pulse until combined.
Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan and up the side about an inch.
Set aside.

For filling:
Beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add in the pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and spices.
Beat until smooth again.
Add flour and vanilla and continue to mix until well combined.
Pour filling evenly into pie crust.
Bake for an hour to an hour and 15 minutes, or until the center is somewhat solid. Remove from the oven and let come to room temperature.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Serve with fresh whipped cream.
Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with Fresh Whipped Cream

Taking a bite of Pumpkin Cheesecake

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4 Responses to Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. Ally says:

    I will be making this, Helena…love love the sour cream in it! And, all the buttery goodness in the crust…how gorgeous is this…now WHO ate it all!! xo

  2. Karen says:

    It’s true! I am not a huge cheesecake fan but my husband is. I LOVED this cheesecake! It was truly unbelieveable!! My husband went nuts over it! And I am the momma of that crazy little boy licking the plate. My kids begged me for more. Too bad I saved the last piece and ate it with my coffee the next morning! Anybody here jealous that I am Helena’s neighbor?!? Haha! Truly my favorite cheesecake EVER!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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