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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 1 cup sugar, plus
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • whipped cream (to serve)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make the crust by combining graham cracker crumbs, butter and 1 tablespoon of sugar in a large bowl. Stir well to coat the crumbs with the butter. Put foil halfway up the outside of an 8” springform pan. Press the crumbs onto the bottom and 2/3 of the way up the sides of the springform pan. Bake the crust for 5 minutes, remove from oven and set aside until you are ready to fill it.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add the pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Continue beating until smooth. Pour the filling into the springform pan over the crust.
  4. Bake for 60-70 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.