November 6, 2008

Pumpkin Cheesecake

My cousin Crystal just posted this on her blog and she said it was delicious, so I thought I would share. I haven't made it myself, so I don't know how good it is, but I trust Crystal, so here it is. If anyone makes it, let me know what you think of it!
(*Disclaimer: Crystal tells me that this takes some time to make- not an instant dessert by any means! Just fyi!)
Pumpkin Cheesecake (From The Cheesecake Factory)

1−1/2 cups graham crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar

3 − 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup canned pumpkin
3 eggs
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
Whipped Cream

Mix crust ingredients together, just till coated and crumbly. Press onto the bottom and 2/3 up the sides of an 8" springform pan. Bake for 5 mins. at 350. Set aside. Combine cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl, mix until smooth with an electric mixer. add pumpkin eggs,and spices, beat till smooth and creamy. Pour into the crust. Bake for 60−70 mins.or till the top turns a bit darker. Remove from oven and allow to come to room temperature, then refrigerate. After it has thoroughly chilled, remove the pan sides and cut.
Serve with whipped cream. and caramel sauce.