Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Makes:
16
Prep Time:
25
minutes
Total Time:
260
minutes
based on 312 reviews
21
Pumpkin Cheesecake has a unique combination of flavors, a heavenly smooth texture and an irresistible graham cracker crust. This will definitely become a holiday favorite.

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Ingredients:

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (do not allow to brown). Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat well. Pour into crust.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.


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Heavenly cheesecake

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Angela Swords from Montgomery, IL

I have been making this cheesecake for many years. It is the best pumpkin cheesecake I've ever had. I think the pumpkin flavor really comes out. This is a Thanksgiving keeper for our family feast.

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    chef ti

    Tiana Ross from Reno, NV

    Awesome, awesome recipe! Everything about this cheesecake is perfect in taste and texture!

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    YUM!

    Cristin Geimer from Oak Lawn, IL

    This cheesecake is soooooo very good! It's so creamy and has the perfect flavor. It's a fall favorite in my house and it;s super easy to make!

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Libby Hoggatt from San Francisco, CA

    I made this last year and it was devoured! Not a crumb was left. I am the one in the group who always gets to bring the desserts!

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    OMG GOOD!!

    AMANDA Morris from Vidor, TX

    I love to make!!! I have been making the pumpkin cheesecake for 3-4 years now,. MY father and Husband both FIGHT OVER THE LAST PIECE! lol...I make it every year for Thanksgiving and sometimes Christmas treat. It's a MUST TRY! Yummmy to my tummy!

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    Pumpkin cheesecake

    Melani G from TX

    By far, the best pumpkin cheesecake recipe I've found. I've tweaked it a bit by adding 1 tsp cinnamon to the crust & 2 tbsp pure maple syrup to the filling. My family demands it every Thanksgiving.

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    Perfect!

    Matthew Grammatico from , Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

    I made this just because i love to bake. I wanted to make something other than a regular cheesecake. This was very easy to make(im 15 years old) and it was delicious. I ommited the topping just because i only wanted the Cheesecake. The Pumpkin flavor is suttle but divine. You Must try this.

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    VERY GOOD!!

    NJ JENNINGS from

    Overall this was a GREAT cheesecake. To give it a more cream cheese taste add an extra block of cream cheese and double the amount of cinnamon and nutmeg

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    melt in your mouth pumpkin cheesecake

    Hope Erlandson from Attleboro, MA

    My cousin Honey (70yrs old) loves pumpkin pie. I never knew. I made this pumpkin cheesecake. It's been a week and she still hasn't stopped talking about it melting in her mouth it was sooo good. (smile) Thanks so much.

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    Out of this World Cheesecake!

    Linda Pope from WINSTON SALEM, NC

    I love cheesecake! So when I saw this recipe, I had to try it. This is absolutely the best tasting cheesecake I have ever tasted, and it is so much better than traditional pumpkin pie. My husband told me it would be fine with him if I made this cheesecake every year for Thanksgiving instead of pumpkin pie. I definitely will! My teenager told me even he likes it, and that is a huge compliment.

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    Great pumpkin cheesecake

    Jennifer Guiett from Clio, MI

    This is a big hit with my family. I cook it a litter longer than stated on the recipe, I like it a little firmer...enjoy :)

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    Better than pumpkin pie!!

    Stephenie Harman from Fort Wayne, IN

    If you like pumpkin pie, you will love this pumpkin cheesecake! The flavor is wonderful and compliments a holiday meal. When I began making this, I got my graham cracker crumbs out of the cupboard just to find that they were stale. I crumbled up some fresh snickerdoodles and pressed them in the bottom of the pan and baked this as the crust. It was something out of the ordinary and made an absolutely wonderful crust for this pumpkin cheesecake!

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    The Best

    Sunshine Tartter from Wappingers Falls, NY

    My mom and I make this recipe every year, and I have had it on my birthday ever since I can remember! I wouldn't change a thing. It is my absolute FAVORITE!

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    The Best Pumpkin Cheese Pie

    Carmen Sandoval from Elk Grove, CA

    I have used this recipe for over 14 years and I always have special requests for one to "take home".

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    love it

    jennifer harrington from saint petersburg, FL

    My whole family loves this cheesecake. I make it every Thanksgiving and Christmas. It truly is the absolute best cheesecake around.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    stephanie pierce from belle haven, VA

    I love this recipe and so does my family. After reviewing the ingredients I realized I added the wrong size can of pumpkin, 29oz instead of 15. It was delicious and I will make it this way again, just increase baking time by 10 minutes.

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    wonderful!

    Michelle Fisher from Geneva, IN

    This Cheesecake is wonderful. It really compliments a Thanksgiving dinner. If you want something a little different, instead of traditional Pumpkin Pie, You MUST try this. My husband makes it every year. Sometimes two or more or needed.

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    new favorite

    vanee having this for ssa kelly from Phoenix, AZ

    I just made this cake for a friends birthday WOW! It was great,the family will be having this for Thanksgiving dessert.I made one change,.I added a cinnimon whipped cream on top.Thanks for a great recipe.

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    Definitely a KEEPER!!!!

    Carla Jones from Hockley, TX

    I have made this recipe for years now and when I went to look for it this year and couldn't find it.. I panicked because I couldn't remember where I got it originally. After hours and hours of searching.. I was ecstatic to find it here again. Yes.. it's really that good. I get rave reviews whenever I take this cheesecake anywhere AND it's one of my absolute favorites. Try it. You won't be disappointed.

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    WOW!

    Susan Navarro from Salem, OR

    I wanted to try something new and found this recipe. It was amazing! I was a little worried about the sour cream topping, because my husband hates sour cream. But he loved it! He said that I could definitely make it again and again and again! Delicious! Even my 4 year old loved it!

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    Very delicious!

    Paula MacMillan from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    This cheesecake is such a big hit at holiday functions and I have recently received requests to make it for the rest of this year! It tastes so wonderful!

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    Great!

    Patricia Hurst from Bear, DE

    This tastes great! It only took about a half hour to get the pie in the oven and it came out tasting fabulous. My only "complaint" is that if you take the shortcut I did and buy a graham cracker crust, this recipe makes enough pie filling for more than 2 pies!

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    Family Fave

    JAMIE BROWN from INKSTER, MI

    I made this last Thanksgiving and Christmas. I was told that if I didn't bring this cheesecake back for this Thanksgiving and Christmas I couldn't come! My 11 year old son ate most of it and he doesn't like to try new things! This was a HUGE hit!

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Chris Auger from Paulsboro, NJ

    I haven't had a good pumpkin cheesecake in years, so I decided to try this one. I modified the spices to my family's preference, and used a gingersnap crust instead. It was a huge hit, and very simple to prepare. This will definitely be made often!

  •  Star(s)

    My favorite recipe!

    Jenni S. from Pleasant Grove, Ut

    This is the best recipe I have found for pumpkin cheesecake. It's not difficult to make and it's delicious! I am always asked to make two of these for Thanksgiving every year for both my family and my in-laws. Everyone I make it for raves and asks for the recipe. I have also won a couple of contests with it! My family likes to drizzle it in chocolate or caramel sauce too, although it's pretty rich and doesn't really need it.

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    jensuman

    Jennifer Suman from Pleasant Grove, UT

    This is one of my favorite recipes. Every Thanksgiving I end up making one of these for my family and for my in-laws. It's always a HUGE hit when I bring it to any kind of gathering. Really yummy topped with a drizzle of caramel or chocolate sauce!

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    Volunteer's favorite

    CONSTANCE ZECCHIN from INMAN, SC

    I make this three times a year for the volunteer's I work with at a local thrift store. They request it all the time. Love to cook with pumpkin!

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Dianne Richter from HAMILTON, ON

    I made this Pumpkin Cheesecake for Christmas instead of the usual pumpkin pie. The family loved it and I would make Pumpkin Cheesecake any time of the year!

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    Yummy!!

    Katie Wayt from

    I made this for Thanksgiving this year and everyone loved it. I am going to try and make a sugar-free version for Christmas because my father-in-law and brother-in-law are diabetic.

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    Very Good cheesecake

    Debbie DeBartolo from ROCKY FORD, CO

    I really like this recipe. Others I tried called for Ginger, and I like this Nutmeg recipe better! Thanks

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Becky Hantsbarger from WALNUT, IA

    I made this instead of pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving and I do believe I've started a new tradition. My family and my neighbors loved it.

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    CREAMY CREAMY

    Amanda Krylo from LAS VEGAS, NV

    This was a very creamy cheesecake! The topping was one of the best I've made!

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    This One Is The Best!!!

    Roger Prescott from ELY, NV

    I made this cheesecake for Thanksgiving. It was a BIG HIT! Dissappeared quickly and there was no "leftover"! Easy, quick and excellent! I got more kudos than the Turkey! Would recommend this and will SAVE this recipe for future use. Oh, and by the way, it doesn't have to be fall or holiday time for this winner to be made and served! It would be fabulous any time of the year! Thanks for a great recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    an excellent piece of culinary arts

    lafonsa from st.louis,mo

    it all started when my very close friends visited my husband and i from chicago. I was so busy cooking the thanksgiving dinnner,andthinking about what to get my littlle sister,i forgot to make to make the cheesecake! so i made the cheese cake the next day.wow! my family and friends loved it !!!! thank you,meals.com

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Yvonne Aponte-Rivera from WESTMINSTER, MD

    This was the first time that I ever made or tasted a pumpkin cheesecake, and it was great! This recipe makes a really creamy not hard cheesecake. It was a big hit with my family. I will definitely be making this one again and again.

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    pumpkin cheesecake

    LORI ALLISON from WILLINGTON, CT

    This is the first time i made pumpkin cheesecake. It was creamy and moist and so delicious. We love it. This is a keeper and will make it again. The only difference i would do next time, is try a ginger snap crust instead of the graham crust.

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    BEST Pumpkin Cheesecake

    PAT WUESTENBERG from WATERTOWN, WI

    THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PUMPKIN CHEESECAKES THAT I'VE MADE. SO EASY AND TURNED OUT PERFECT. THE FLAVOR WAS SUPERB. I WILL BE MAKING THIS AGAIN SOON.

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    Heavenly cheesecake

    Angela Swords from Montgomery, IL

    I have been making this cheesecake for many years. It is the best pumpkin cheesecake I've ever had. I think the pumpkin flavor really comes out. This is a Thanksgiving keeper for our family feast.

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    PUMPKIN CHEESCAKE

    dee scarpulla from garfield, NJ

    This particular recipe has become a family tradition. I am literally not allowed to show for Holiday dinners without this cake. One tip I have is that you can cheat a little by using two pie crusts instead of one springpan so that you can supply desert for two gatherings in one recipe. Even the pickiest non-pumpkin loving guests will give this a try. Most request seconds!

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    Delicious with Sour Cream

    REBECCA BLAHA from LAKE HAVASU CITY, AZ

    I had been looking for pumpkin cheesecake recipes. I wasn't sure about the sour cream until I tried it and it is absolutely delicious. My husband says regular size servings aren't big enough.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Barbara Sowers from South Cle Elum, WA

    I have made this many times and have always had people want the recipe. Somehow, I lost my recipe (from a can of Libby's Pumpkin) many years ago. I was so happy to find it again. I will continue to make this favorite.

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    Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Cheramie Trethaway from Newbury Park, CA

    Last year for Thanksgiving I was looking for a receipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake, not too difficult, but just a delicous receipe. I made it for work first and everybody loved it. Then, I made it for my family and it was a hit, just what I was looking for!

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    The best pumpkin cheesecake around!

    cari pellegrini from BABSON PARK, FL

    The best pumpkin cheese cake around! I started making this recipe about 4 yrs. ago and it's the biggest hit! My neighbors, friends, and family love it. It's now apart of several family cookbooks at least it's in mine. Thanks for a great recipe!

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    yum

    lynnette varil from warren, OH

    this dish was great and i really enjoyed it thanx alot for the recipe!

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    Pumpkin Pleaser

    Heather Flack from Middletown, OH

    I made this dessert for my Grandma's birthday in October. It was request again at Thanksgiving and at our New Year's Eve party. I got a call today from my sister-in-law wanting the pie for her birthday! Very Very Good!!

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    Pumpkin cheesecake

    Tawnya Whittington from Brazil, IN

    This is one of my favorite fall desserts. I don't even make pumpkin pie anymore. One change I did make though is to use a pumpkin pie spice blend in exchange for the cinnamon and nutmeg. I think it gives it just a litte bit more depth of flavor.

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    Pumpkin Saved The Day

    Gunga Din from Chisholm, MN

    A good friend was coming for coffee and I needed a treat. Had some pumpkin so I made this. It was fantastic. Everybody loved it. I've made it twice since then, mmmmm good!

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    Even Pumpkin haters will LOVE this recipe

    C. Barrett from CRESTVIEW, FL

    This recipe is excellent. I am not at all a pumpkin lover, I won't even touch a pumpkin pie, but I love cheesecake and my husband loves both, so I decided to try this out. The cheesecake took waaay longer than expected to bake. I wound up baking the first one I made about double the time the baking directions say and it was still soupy in the center. Even being in the fridge for a few days didn't help it out too much. But, the outside of it tasted good, so I guess hubby got a 2-for, pumpkin cheesecake and pumpkin cheesecake pudding. Anyway, I made a second one for Christmas and cooked it until the top of the cake began to crack(instead of letting it only bake until the outside was set and the center still move slightly). I knew it was done then. It came out great and everyone loved it. Even people who hate pumpkin pies like it...including me, and I am very, very picky, so if I like it anyone will. Side note: I substituted 1 3/4 tsp. Pumpkin spice for the cinnamon and nutmeg,

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Jennifer Shierling from WATERTOWN, NY

    Making this Pumpkin Cheesecake was fun. the taste was OK I guess I was expecting the Pumpkin Cheesecake to taste richer, I am a little bit disappointed over the flavor.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Terry Williams from KANSAS CITY, MO

    This is the best pumpkin cheesecake that I have tasted.

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    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Deborah Howard from HERTFORD, NC

    I made this for company and it was delicious. They even asked to take some home. I froze a piece for later and it was also fantastic frozen. Thank you Libby. My husband keeps asking me to make another one. So here I go making 1 for the Holidays. I also used spiced cookies instead of graham craker crumbs, this made it a crunchier crust.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/16 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 16 

  • Calories: 403
  • Calories from Fat: 241
  • Total Fat: 26.7g (41% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 16.2g (81% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 99mg (33% of DV)
  • Sodium: 248mg (10% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 35.8g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4g (6% of DV)
  • Sugars: 25.5g
  • Protein: 6.6g
  • Vitamin A: 21% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 3% of DV
  • Calcium: 14% of DV
  • Iron: 12% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • CRUST
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • CHEESECAKE
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 can (15 oz.) LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING
  • 1 container (16 oz.) sour cream, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

FOR CRUST:
COMBINE graham cracker crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (do not allow to brown). Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.

FOR CHEESECAKE:
BEAT cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; beat well. Pour into crust.

BAKE for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.

FOR TOPPING:
COMBINE sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Remove side of springform pan.

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