A dollop of nutmeg-sprinkled whipped cream complements this rich, moist cheesecake. This recipe is the perfect dessert for a holiday meal!
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2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
4 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream, sweetened, whipped, if desired
Ground nutmeg, if desired
*Substitute 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger and 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and pinch of cloves.
Heat oven to 325°F.
Combine crushed gingersnap cookies and melted butter in bowl; press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
Combine brown sugar and cream cheese in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Continue beating, adding 1 egg at a time, until creamy. Add all remaining cheesecake ingredients. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 80-90 minutes or until set. Turn off oven; leave cheesecake in oven with door ajar for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven. Loosen side of cheesecake from pan by running knife around inside of pan. Cool completely at room temperature. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Store refrigerated.
Dollop sweetened whipped cream onto each serving and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.
Pop any one of these pumpkin treats in the oven and fill your house with the classic fall scents of pumpkin and spice.