New York style Pumpkin Cheesecake

November 29, 2010 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Here you go cheesecake fans….I have been asked for the recipe I came up with by combining 4 separate recipes.  Enjoy….Deborah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York style Pumpkin Cheesecake

 Crust:

Preheat oven to 400’ spray or oil 9” to 10” spring pan

Combine:

1 ½ cups of flour

1/3 cup sugar

½ cup or one stick of butter melted

One egg slightly beaten

Mix until moist and press into bottom of sprayed pan

Top with finely chopped hazel nuts press into crust (about ½ cup)

Top with finely chopped gingersnap cookies (just a few)

Press down and prick crust with a fork several times for venting

Bake 15 minutes let cool

Cheesecake:

3 (8) oz packs of cream cheese

1-cup brown sugar

One ½ cups canned pumpkin

½-cup heavy cream

1/3 cup maple syrup

One tbls. Vanilla extract

¾ tsp cinnamon

½ tsp allspice

½ tsp pumpkin spice

½ tsp nutmeg

½ tsp clove

½ tsp ginger

Four eggs

Electric mixer on slow to medium mix cheese, sugar; until creamy add syrup, vanilla, and spices.  You can use the all spice and cinnamon if you do not have the others.  I like mine spicy so I use them all.  Beat in one egg at a time being sure to mix slowly and until smooth.

Pour batter over prepared cooled crust.  In a baking pan fill ½ way with water place on rack beneath the cheesecake.  Place spring pan on cookie sheet on middle rack. Bake in the preheated oven for 80 to 90 minutes, or until center of cheesecake is set.  It may be a tad jiggly but that is fine it will set up once cooled.  Not to jiggly if so, cook a bit longer watching closely every five minutes until slightly jiggly. 

Topping:

1-cup sour cream

1 tsp. vanilla

¼-cup sugar

Mix well until smooth and top cheesecake bake an additional 5 minutes then turn off oven and allow the cheesecake to set in the oven for one more hour with it turned off.  It will set up during this time.  Allow cake to cool completely out of oven, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.  The cheesecake will take on the entire spice flavoring over night.

My friend shared a secret of downloading a picture and cutting a template lay it over the top of the cheesecake and sprinkled cinnamon from a sifter screen to create the design you want.  She did some amazing crabs for the Chesapeake Bay and I did a pumpkin.  You could do leaves or what ever the occasion is.

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