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Pumpkin Cheesecake

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“I first made this pumpkin cheesecake for our Thanksgiving dinner in 1978 ( ya, I'm old! :) ). It's one of our favorites and a delicious alternative to pumpkin pie. I usually make this with a graham cracker or gingersnap cookie crust- we like it better than with the crust that was printed with it. Hope you'll enjoy it too!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
12
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Blend in egg; add flour and mix well.
  3. Press on bottom and about 2 inches up the sides of a springform pan.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Combine cream cheese and sugar and mix at medium speed on an electric mixer until well blended.
  7. Blend in pumpkin, spices, and salt.
  8. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  9. Pour pumpkin mixture into pastry lined pan and smooth the surface.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
  11. Loosen cake from rim of pan, cool, then refrigerate and chill thoroughly before removing rim.
  12. Garnish with whipped cream before serving, if desired.

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