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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

pumpkin cheesecake

i will admit it, i have never met a cheesecake that i did not like but this one is a favorite. four stars from me. i have made it for at least 20 years and it has never failed me.

crust:

1 cup gingersnap cookie crumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

butter bottom and sides of a 9 inch spring form pan. pour in cookie crumbs and rotate so they adhere to bottom of pan. set aside


crumb crust
filling: all ingredients should be at room temperature

3 8-ounce packages cream cheese
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup light brown sugar
6 eggs
1 16-ounce can pumpkin
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 cup heavy cream

preheat oven to 325 degrees. in an electric mixer beat together cream cheese and sugars. Add one egg at a time. add pumpkin, cream and spices. mix for 3 minutes and pour into prepared crust very gently.





 bake for approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes or until the filling is set. remove from oven and sprinkle with the pecan topping. return cake to oven and turn oven off ,leaving the cake in the oven until it cools, at least 45 minutes

pecan topping:
1 cup toasted,chopped pecans
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar

saute pecans in a tiny bit of butter till they are lightly browned



chop pecans and add to sugar and butter



 stir ingredients and sprinkle on top of cheesecake. topping is thick but be sure to cover entire surface of the cheesecake. the topping will melt and then harden when it is cool.

the baked and cooled cheesecake


enjoy!!!!

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  2. ooooooohhh yum! I'll have to make this very very soon.

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