Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Graham Cracker Crust
Pumpkin Cheesecake is the absolute best fall treat and holiday dessert. This Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe features an irresistible pecan and graham cracker crust topped with rich and creamy pumpkin spiced cheesecake.
Servings 8 servings
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
To Make the Crust
In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, chopped pecans and pumpkin pie spice. Pour in the melted butter and mix to combine.
Spray a 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press the mixture onto bottom and sides of the prepared pan. Double-wrap the outside of the pan with heavy-duty foil. Place in a large roasting pan.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
For the Cheesecake Mix
Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the cream cheese, sugar and sour cream until fluffy.
Add the pumpkin puree, cinnamon, ginger and cloves and beat until well incorporated.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.Pour the cheesecake mix into the crust.
Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to reach about 1 inch up the sides of the springform pan. Bake for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for 1 ½ hours longer.
Remove from the oven and take the cheesecake from the water bath, remove the foil and allow to cool.
Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Unmold releasing pan sides. Place the cheesecake on a platter and serve with whipped cream and caramelized pecans.
To Make the Whipping Cream
- Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature. Cold cream cheese is hard to mix to a smooth texture.
- After each egg addition, make sure you do not over beat the cheesy mixture.
- Avoid opening the oven door when baking the cheesecake.
- Do not over bake!
- Don't skip the water bath.
- Let the cheesecake cool completely.
- Nutrition facts are an estimate and will vary depending on the brand of ingredients used.
Calories: 884kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 547mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g | Vitamin A: 6830IU | Vitamin C: 1.6mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 2.1mg