Thursday, October 16, 2008

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake


1 c. graham cracker crumbs

1 Tbsp. sugar

4 Tbsp. melted butter


2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 (16 oz) can pumpkin

1 1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ginger

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 tsp. salt

2 eggs


2 c. sour cream

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. vanilla

Combine crust ingredients. Press into bottom of a 9-in springform pan; chill.

For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, spices, and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Pour into crust. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, for topping, combine sour cream, sugar, and vanilla. Spread over filling; return to the oven for 5 minutes. Cool on rack. Chill overnight.

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