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PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE

PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE

Pumpkin pie and cheesecake lovers will both choose this dessert at your holiday table.  Garnish with whipped cream and sprinkle with additional pumpkin pie spice.

PUMPKIN PIE CHEESECAKE

  • Graham Cracker Crust::
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter (, melted)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Cheesecake Filling::

  • 2 packages ((8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened)
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can ((15 ounces) pumpkin)
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pumpkin Pie Spice
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. For the Crust, mix all ingredients in medium bowl.
  3. Press evenly into bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
  4. For the Filling, beat cream cheese and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition just until blended.
  6. Add pumpkin, flour, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice; beat until smooth.
  7. Pour into crust.
  8. Bake 50 minutes or until top is lightly browned and center is almost set.
  9. Turn off oven; let cheesecake stand in oven 1 hour.
  10. Remove from oven.
  11. Run small knife or metal spatula around rim of pan to loosen cheesecake.
  12. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  13. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.
  14. Courtesy of McCormick