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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Cheesecake!

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You've drooled over Pumpkin cheesecake at restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory, now you can make your own, and even better! You can use fresh the best possible flavor or canned pumpkin to save time! All I can say about this recipe is WOW!   It is incredibly good!  And I even used fat free cream cheese, so the recipe is no-fat and relatively low sugar! If you make it with Splenda, it is an actual HEALTHY dessert that tastes sinfully good!

Directions for Making Pumpkin cheesecake

This makes one 10 inch springform pan or 2 nine-inch deep dish pies

Ingredients and Equipment

  • 2 cups of fresh cooked pumpkin (see this page to make your own from a fresh pumpkin)
    OR 1 can of commercial canned pumpkin (about 12 ounces)
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) of cream cheese, at room temperature (I used the fat free cream cheese and it tasted GREAT, even my junk-food junkie friends raved about it)
  • 2 cup sugar (or 2 cups Splenda; or 1 cup of each)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 eggs

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F  (175 C).
  2. Make a graham cracker crust in one springform cheesecake pan (10 inch diameter, 3 inches deep) OR in two 9 inch deep pie dishes (see this page for instructions - or use a purchased deep dish graham cracker crust)

    Cream Cheese Layer:
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the 3 packages of cream cheese, 1 cup of sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract - mix well!

  4. Beat in 4 eggs; (either beat them separately, or directly with the other ingredients)

  5. Pour the mixture in the pie crust.

    Pumpkin Layer:

  6. In a large bowl, mix the pumpkin, 1 cup of sugar, a dash of salt, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg  (or, instead of these spices, separately; just 3 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice).
  7. Light beat 3 eggs and blend them in.
  8. Mix in the 2 cups of evaporated milk.
  9. Pour the pumpkin mixture over cream cream cheese layer that is already in the pie crust.  Neither stir it in, nor worry about floating it on top.  Just gently pour it in.

  10. Bake the pumpkin pie in the oven at 350 for about an 70 minutes; possibly another 10 minutes (until it has firmed up).  The cream cheese layer will bubble up to the surface some; that's fine; it gives it the characteristic appearance.
  11. Cool the pumpkin pie and refrigerate it!  It won't really firm up unless you refrigerate it (it IS a cheesecake!)

It's great with a little whipped cream or topping. Let me know whether you agree (or disagree) that this is the best pumpkin cheesecake ever!


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With the Deluxe Food Strainer/Sauce Maker, you can make creamy apple sauce and smooth tomato sauce without having to peel and core! This muli-use strainer forces food through a stainless steel screen, automatically separating the juice and pulp from the seeds, shins, and stems. Perfect for purees, creamed soups, baby foods, pie filling, juices, jams, and more. Save time, effort, and money by preparing your own tasty sauces to be used immediately or boiled for future use. Do bushels with ease and in a fraction of the time. Includes the tomato/apple sceen with easy twist on design and instruction/recipe booklet.

The Deluxe model comes with the standard Tomato/Apple Screen; as well as the Berry Screen, Pumpkin Screen, and Grape Spiral. Note




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