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Perfect pumpkin cheesecake is a great dessert for Thanksgiving or any time during the fall pumpkin season. Recipe by Dash of Jazz

Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin flavored classic cheesecake with graham cracker crust

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake dessert, graham cracker crust, how to make cheesecake, pumpkin dessert, Thanksgiving dessert recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8 people

Ingredients

Cheesecake

  • 24 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounces pumpkin puree
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons flour

Crust

  • ¾ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 13 ½ sheets graham crackers crushed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix graham cracker crumbs with sea salt, ¼ cup brown sugar and melted butter then press into the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth (about 4 minutes). Mix in remaining ingredients.
  3. Gently pour batter over crust. Bake for 1 hour.
  4. Cool slightly then cover and chill for at least 4 hours (I usually leave it overnight).