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Do you enjoying adding a new delicious dish or two to your Thanksgiving Dinner? The traditional food is so good and we look forward to it each year when Thanksgiving rolls around, but it's always fun to have a new dish to talk about when the meal is over and people will only have good things to say about this Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake!
This recipe for Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake is a twist on an old recipe that I have had hanging around in my recipe box for years. The old recipe had a cracker crust and walnuts. I decided that pecans are more of a favorite at our house and of course a gingersnap crust would go so well with pumpkin! So I decided to give it a try and guess what! I was right!
The ginger flavor and crunch of the gingersnaps make a crust that I may start using in loads of other applications! It is so easy to make in a food processor! It takes a little finesse to smooth it across the bottom and up the sides of the spring-form pan. (I used a fork and then my fingers.)
I mixed the filling in myKitchen Aid. I learned that it is very important to stop and scrap the bowl frequently or you may end up with some leftover lumps of cream cheese. (You may notice a couple in my slice of cheesecake, I'm glad this was my test cake. Although, they didn't detract from the deliciousness of the cake at all!)
Do you see that candied pecan topping? There is no need to cook on the stove top. You just mix the ingredients in a bowl and then spoon on top of the almost completely baked cheesecake and bake it for 10 minutes longer. The topping comes out perfectly crunchy and gives a beautiful texture that offsets the creaminess of the pumpkin cheesecake itself! Lindsey, my pumpkin loving daughter is going to love this dessert!
This Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake came together so much easier than I expected that it would for the impact I know it will make on Thanksgiving! I hope you enjoy it! Let me know!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!