Desserts

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family.

Tis the season for Pumpkin!

So what better way to honor the pumpkin season than to share with you an awesome recipe for a pumpkin cheesecake that includes a homemade cookie and pecan crust as well as a sweet caramel topping. This recipe is not overly sweet and does not have an over-powering pumpkin flavor. The recipe may also be divided in half if you would like to make a much smaller version, but why do that when you could share this cheesecake with your friends and family; which I am sure they will enjoy.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 1/2 cup gingersnap cookies (38 cookies), finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 packages (8 0z. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 25 individual Kraft Caramels Candy
  • 1/4 cup milk

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Directions:

Preheat oven 325 degrees F.

Chop 1/4 cup pecans finely, place in medium bowl. Add gingersnap crumbs and butter; mix well.

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family. simplylakita.com #pumpkin #fall #dessert

Press into the bottom of a 13 X 9-inch pan.

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family. simplylakita.com #pumpkin #fall #dessert

With an electric mixer cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Add in pumpkin, spice, vanilla, and mix well.

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family. simplylakita.com #pumpkin #fall #dessert

Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended and pour over crust.

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Bake 45 minutes or until the center is almost set. Cool completely and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family. simplylakita.com #pumpkin #fall #dessert

For topping: Microwave caramels and milk in a microwaveable bowl on high 1 1/2 minutes or until melted; checking often to prevent burning.

Spoon caramel over individual servings and sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Pumpkin Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and made in a rectangle pan. Perfect for the holiday or the Fall to share with friends and family. simplylakita.com #pumpkin #fall #dessert

Serve with whipped topping.

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Enjoy!

Got any comments, questions, or other ideas for Pumpkin Cheesecake? Share them in the comments below!


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2 Comments

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    Sheila Skillingstead
    October 26, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Your recipe is awesome. I will have to adjust the crust since I’m gluten-intolerant but definitely worth the change. Thanks for the idea. I also like that you did the cheesecake in an ordinary baking pan. Enjoy Sharefest.
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      admin
      October 27, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      Thank you! Please give it a try and let me know how it turns out…would love to hear about your experience.

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