Pumpkin Cheesecake

This sounds fabulously amazing, but I’ve never bothered to actually try it out, so… no guarantees.   Also, no idea where this is from – it’s in the binder of recipes I copied into notepad (to get rid of pictures and crazy website formatting) and printed from there, so it’s all in Courier New and weird-looking.  Anyway, back on topic:

  • 1.5 c. graham cracker crumbs
  • 5 Tbs butter, melted
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1 Tbs sugar
  • 3 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened
  • large splash vanilla (technically, this piece of paper says “1 tsp”)
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin (one ingredient)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • whipped cream (doesn’t specify “real whipping cream, whipped” or “Cool Whip”)
  • spring-form pan

~for the crust~

Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and 1 Tbs sugar in a medium bowl.  Stir enough to coat crumbs in butter, but don’t turn it into a paste. Press into spring-form pan. Cover bottom and about 2/3 of the way up the sides. Bake the crust for 5 minutes, then set aside.

~for the filling~

In electric mixer bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and vanilla. Combine until smooth.

Add pumpkin, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Beat until smooth, then pour into pan.

Bake for 60-70 minutes. The top will turn a bit darker. Remove from the oven and allow the cheesecake to cool gradually.  When cheesecake has come to room temperature, put into refrigerator.

When cheesecake has chilled, remove pan sides and cut cake into 8 equal pieces. (Suggestion: use dental floss to make a clean cut.)  Serve with a generous portion of whipped cream.


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