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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 9 hr 0 min
  • Servings 12
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Combine the flavors of three favorites into one luscious dessert! This recipe features pumpkin, pecans, and cheesecake.
Updated Sep 4, 2013

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

Filling

  • 4 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

Topping

  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 325°F. In small bowl, mix crust ingredients. Press on bottom and 1 1/2 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Beat cream cheese, sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, just until blended. Beat in pumpkin and lemon juice. Pour over crust. Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until edge is set 2 inches from edge of pan (center will jiggle). Turn oven off; open door 4 inches. Leave cheesecake in oven 30 minutes. Run small metal spatula around edge of pan to loosen. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 6 hours.
  • 3
    In 1-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup brown sugar, the whipping cream and 1/4 cup butter to boiling over medium heat, stirring often. Boil and stir 1 minute; remove from heat. Stir in powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Let stand 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove side of springform pan; place cheesecake on serving plate. Pour topping over cheesecake, spreading to within 1/4 inch of edge. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.

Nutrition

495 Calories, 35g Total Fat, 7 1/2g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
495
Total Fat
35g
0%
Saturated Fat
20g
0%
Sodium
361mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
7 1/2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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