October 29, 2009

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake.

This holiday season, I wanted to make something different. Yesterday I was thinking of baking something but wasn't sure what. A pumpkin pie or cheesecake. Then it hit me, a pumpkin cheesecake! Off to Allrecipes.com in search of the perfect recipe.
I was lucky to find this recipe: double layer pumpkin cheesecake. The reviews were good so off to make it! I did some tweaking in this recipe and it will be posted in red. I copied and pasted what's on the website. I am not taking credit for inventing this cheesecake. Ok, now that I have done all the legal stuff, lets get baking!


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (used 1 tsp)
2 eggs
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed (did not use)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.



Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.



Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes (I baked mine for 47 minutes), or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


After it was out of the oven. The puffyness goes down so don't freak out. lol


Cover with whipped topping before serving. (if you want)

Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 426 Total Fat: 29g Cholesterol: 114mg

My daughter kept asking when we would eat the pie. lol When it cooled a bit but still somewhat warm, I have her a slice. Boy was she happy!


You do need to put it in the fridge since it's made with cream cheese. It is delicious! I will be making this for Thanksgiving since it's a bit different than serving apple or pumpkin pie. Although those are good too. lol


Bon Appetit!


lisa said...

It sounded so good I was thinking about making this . . . and then I realized I don’t have a pie shell! Oh so close! Thanks for the receipe. And I wanted to invite you over for a giveaway!

Domestic Goddess..Diva sometimes said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by! If you have some graham crackers & 1/4 cup of melted butter. Mix well and make the crust. Bake for 10 minutes at 300.

Célia Novais Rosado said...

I could use some of that right now... lol

Naturally Jules said...

Looks great, I'm not much of a pumpkin eater, but if it's in a cheesecake...I'm in!


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