This pumpkin cheesecake is a graham cracker crust topped with a wealthy and creamy pumpkin cream cheese filling, all baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect make-ahead dessert for Thanksgiving!
When it comes to a holiday meal, there often requirements to be a pumpkin dessert on the menu. Some of my favorites contain pumpkin meringue pie, pumpkin gooey butter cake, and this super straightforward pumpkin cheesecake.
You know what’s even better than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin cheesecake. This cheesecake is total of pumpkin taste and can be made up to 3 days just before you strategy to serve it. This is a need to-make for your Thanksgiving dinner.
This recipe commences with a graham cracker crust, which is made with graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. The crust will get pressed into a springform pan then baked until lightly browned. A mixture of cream cheese, pumpkin puree, brown sugar and spices get mixed collectively then poured into the crust. The ultimate phase is to bake the cake until the filling is set and browned on top. Chill your cheesecake, slice and take pleasure in.
A cheesecake in a 9 inch pan will bake for about 50 minutes. You can inform when your cheesecake is done due to the fact the edges will be lightly browned and the center just set. This recipe also calls for turning the oven off, then letting the cheesecake sit in the oven for yet another hour so that it totally sets.
There’s nothing worse than pulling your pumpkin cheesecake out of the oven and finding a giant crack in the middle. Sometimes cracking does occur with cheesecakes, but there are measures you can take to keep away from cracks.
If your cheesecake does crack in spite of your best efforts, don’t worry! You can nonetheless restore it using warm water and an offset spatula. I use this approach for repairing cheesecake cracks and it does a quite good task! You can also just hide your cracks by piping whipped cream more than the impacted places.
This pumpkin cheesecake is a true present stopper that’s ideal for any fall occasion! I serve it every yr for Thanksgiving and it’s often a big hit.