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Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 10 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Try a double flavor bonus cheesecake with a classic vanilla layer and a spiced up pumpkin layer. ...MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 32)
1/4
cup butter or margarine, melted

Cheesecake

4
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2
cups sugar
4
eggs
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2
teaspoons ground ginger
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 300°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan with shortening or cooking spray. Wrap foil around pan to catch drips. In small bowl, mix cookie crumbs and butter. Press crumb mixture in bottom and 1 inch up side of pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed just until smooth and creamy; do not overbeat. On low speed, gradually beat in sugar. On low speed, beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Spoon 3 cups of the cream cheese mixture into pan; spread evenly.
  • 3
    Stir pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg into remaining cream cheese mixture; mix with wire whisk until smooth. Spoon over mixture in pan.
  • 4
    Bake 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes or until edges are set but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved.
  • 5
    Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes longer. Remove from oven; place on cooling rack. Without releasing side of pan, run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on cooling rack 30 minutes. Cover loosely; refrigerate at least 6 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
  • 6
    Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake again; carefully remove side of pan. Place cheesecake on serving plate. Store cheesecake covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • The key to a smooth top on a cheesecake is using the correct oven temperature, bake time and beating the cream cheese mixture just until smooth.
  • Garnish this luscious dessert with whipping cream.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
Calories from Fat
230
% Daily Value
Total Fat
26g
39%
Saturated Fat
15g
75%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
125mg
41%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
34g
11%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
27g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%
70%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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