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  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 8 hr 45 min
  • Servings 16

Extraordinary cheesecake? Make one with a scrumptious blend of sweet brown sugar, aromatic spice and homey pumpkin. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Crust

1 3/4
cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
2
tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted

Filling

1/4
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2
teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2
tablespoons brandy, if desired
1
can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
4
packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup granulated sugar
5
eggs

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. Grease 9-inch springform pan with shortening. Wrap foil around pan to catch drips. In small bowl, mix cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar and the melted butter. Press crumb mixture in bottom of pan. Wrap foil around outside of pan to prevent drips. Bake crust 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate about 5 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in another small bowl, whisk flour, pumpkin pie spice, brandy and pumpkin together until well blended; set aside. In large bowl, beat cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in brown sugar and 2/3 cup granulated sugar until smooth. On low speed, beat in 1 egg at a time just until blended. Gradually beat in pumpkin mixture until smooth.
  • 3
    Pour filling over crust. Bake 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until set but center of cheesecake still jiggles slightly when moved. Turn oven off; open oven door at least 4 inches. Let cheesecake remain in oven 30 minutes.
  • 4
    Run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least 6 hours or overnight before serving.
  • 5
    To serve, run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake. Carefully remove side of pan before cutting cheesecake. Store covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • To help prevent cracks in the cheesecake, don't overbeat the cream cheese mixture once the eggs are added.
  • Serve with whipped cream sprinkled with pumpkin pie spice.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
44%
Saturated Fat
16g
82%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
145mg
49%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
36g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
29g
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%
110%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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