Pumpkin Cheesecake With Gingersnaps

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
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A dollop of nutmeg-sprinkled whipped cream complements this rich, moist cheesecake. This recipe is the perfect dessert for a holiday meal!
20 min
Prep Time
11:40
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Crust

2 cups
crushed gingersnap cookies
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

Cheesecake

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*

Garnish

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.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine crushed gingersnap cookies and melted butter in bowl; press onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Dollop sweetened whipped cream onto each serving and sprinkle with nutmeg, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
370
Cholesterol
125mg
Carbohydrates
29g
Protein
7g
Fat
26g
Sodium
290mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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This was great. Not too sweet, but very rich. Perfect with a cup of coffee.

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Why not make it Gluten-Free! I used gluten-free ginger snap cookies and nobody knows the difference at Thanksgiving!

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Thanks for your question. Regarding the question of whether crisp gingersnap cookies are needed and if soft ginger cookies can be used - we suggest using crisp ginger cookies to make the crumbs since this is similiar to making a graham cracker crust. We in the Test Kitchen have only tested the recipe using crisp ginger cookies.

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Can I use soft ginger snaps? Must they be crisp like graham crackers?

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This is a staple of our Thanksgiving dinner! Takes awhile to make but well worth the effort!

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