Everyone in our test kitchens loves a great slice of creamy cheesecake. Yup, we’re all cheesecake fans and when this time of year rolls around we’re craving to make our easy pumpkin cheesecake recipe to share. Because it’s pie season, sharing season and feasting season all in one, it’s only appropriate to celebrate our love of pumpkin cheesecakes. When your Thanksgiving table already has a pumpkin pie, it’s awesome to mix up the menu and offer a cheesecake that’s still has pumpkin that everyone loves. For us, we aren’t waiting for T-Day to satisfy our pumpkin cravings, this pumpkin cheesecake is happening now and just about every week until Thanksgiving!
Video of our Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake:
The best part about this cheesecake is that’s it’s truly easy to make and the results are fantastic. It tastes like it took hours to prepare but in reality only takes a few minutes to mix the filling together in one bowl. If you use a ready made pie crust it’s even easier. And the taste still is very homemade. Adds dollop of your favorite whipped cream or whipped topping and you have an elegant pumpkin cheesecake dessert to celebrate the holidays! And you don’t have to replace your pumpkin pie with the cheesecake. Just have two slices of each and you’ve done your duty by being a great eater! Enjoy some more of our Holiday Recipes Here.
- 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 9 whole crackers worth)
- 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt or Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Butter , melted (1 stick)
- 16 ounces Cream Cheese , softened (2 pkgs.)
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup canned Pumpkin puree
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon Cloves
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Homemade Whipped Cream (see link for recipe) or thawed Whipped Topping
- Heat oven to 350°F.
Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, salt, and butter until evenly combined. Press into a 9” pie plate or springform pan. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Beat in the sugar, pumpkin, vanilla and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove) until blended. Add eggs; beat just until blended.
- Pour into crust.
- Bake 40 min. or until center is almost set. Cool at room temperature until comfortable to touch then refrigerate for 3 hours. Top with whipped topping just before serving.