Pumpkin Cheesecake




Introduction: Pumpkin Cheesecake

About: An Italian living in China with a passion for cooking. I grew up in a picturesque town called Lecce nestled on the “heel of the boot”, Italy’s southern tip, between the Adriatic and Ionian ...

Easy but delicious cheesecake recipe with Pumpkin puree!
I loved it and I am sure you are going to love it too ;)

Ingredients (for about 12 servings):

(For the crust)

* 200 g digestive cookies
* 1/2 cup butter

(For the filling)

* 2/3 cup brown sugar
* 1/2 tsp cinnamon
* 1/2 tsp nutmeg
* 250 g cream cheese
* 2 eggs
* 1 tsp vanilla extract
* 1 cup Pumpkin Puree

(For the frosting)

* 125 g cream cheese
* 1/2 stick unsalted butter
* 1 cups powdered sugar
* 1 tsp vanilla extract

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Step 1: Step 1: Make the Crust

Grease, or spray with Pam, a spring form pan. In a bowl combine the cookies (finally crushed), and melted butter.

Press the crumbs evenly over the bottom of the spring form pan. Cover and refrigerate while you make the filling.

Step 2: Step 2: Make the Filling

In a separate bowl stir to combine sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In a bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Gradually add the sugar mixture.
Add the eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition
Beat in the vanilla extract and the pumpkin puree. Scrape down the sides of the bowl while mixing.

Pour the filling over the crust and back for 30 min at 170 C and for 20 min at 150 C.

Step 3: Step 3: Frost It!

Meanwhile make the frosting my creaming the butter together with the cream cheese. Then add the sugar and vanilla extract and combine.

Once the cheesecake is cooked and cooled down, spread on top the frosting and refrigerate overnight.

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    3 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    What exactly are 'digestive cookies'? I'm assuming it is a regional term (UK?, AU?), as I've never encountered them here in the US.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Similar to graham crackers, but different. I'm lucky enough to live with a Brit who introduced me to them! Digestives are slightly less sweet and have a different texture. Of course, that is the easiest substitution, but if you ever get a chance to try some McVitties, don't pass it up!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Digestive are from the UK. Same as grahma crakers.