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To further enhance the flavors of this cheesecake, we use a ginger flavored graham cracker crust and a layer of vanilla flavored sour cream on top.
Preparation time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
45 min
Ready In:
1 h 5 min
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To further enhance the flavors of this cheesecake, we use a ginger flavored graham cracker crust and a layer of vanilla flavored sour cream on top.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Posted in: Cakes / Cheesecakes
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 11:08, 1 Year ago
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177degrees C) and place the oven rack in the center of the oven. Butter, or spray with a non stick spray, an 8 inch (20 cm) spring form pan. 

Crust: In a medium sized bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, crushed ginger cookies, sugar, and melted butter. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the prepared spring form pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until set. Let cool while you make the cheesecake..

Pumpkin Cheesecake:  In a separate bowl, stir to combine the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt.

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), on low speed, beat the cream cheese until smooth (about 2 minutes). Gradually add the sugar mixture and beat until creamy and smooth (1 to 2 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well (about 30 seconds) after each addition.  Scrape downthe sides of the bowl and beat in the vanilla extract and pumpkin puree.

Pour the filling over the crust and place the spring form pan on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Place a cake pan, filled halfway with hot water, on the bottom shelf of your oven to moisten the air. Bake the cheesecake for 30 minutes and then reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees C (160 degrees C) and continue to bake the cheesecake for another 10 - 20 minutes, or until the edges of the cheesecake are puffed but the center is still a little wet and jiggles when you gently shake the pan. Total baking time 40 - 60 minutes.

Meanwhile whisk together the sour cream, vanilla extract and sugar. Spread the topping over the warm cheesecake and return the cheesecake to the oven and bake about 8 minutes to set the topping. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Loosen the cake from the pan by running a sharp knife around the inside edge (this will help prevent the cake from cracking). Then place a piece of aluminum foil over the top of the pan so the cheesecake will cool slowly. When completely cooled, cover and refrigerate at least eight hours, preferably overnight, before serving. 

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Crust: 1 cup (100 grams) graham cracker crumbs (or crushed Digestive Biscuits) 1/2 cup (50 grams) crushed ginger cookies, homemade or store bought 1 tablespoon (15 grams) granulated white sugar 4 - 5 tablespoons (57-70 grams) unsalted butter,melted Pumpkin Cheesecake: 2/3 cup (145 grams) firmly packed light brown sugar1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 2-8 ounce packages (450 grams) full fat cream cheese, at room temperature3 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract 1 cup (240 ml) pure pumpkin puree (canned or homemade)Topping:1 cup (240 ml) sour cream, at room temperature 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract1/4 cup (50 grams) granulated white sugar


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