Fall Is Almost Here: Celebrate With A Festive Cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake decorated with whipped cream.

This time of year, you may want to start spending more time in the kitchen. After all, it’s almost time for autumn. When it rolls around, you probably want to make things as cozy and comfortable as possible in your home. One easy way to do that is by having a delicious dessert to enjoy after dinner. You know, something that makes your family think of the season. How about a pumpkin cheesecake? You’ll be amazed at how quickly this cheesecake comes together, and you’ll love how it just melts in your mouth. Check out more about how you can make this delicious treat for yourself!


Here’s what you’re going to need to whip up this cheesecake at home.

For the crust:

  • 1 stick melted salted butter
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

For the filling:

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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This is going to be a lot easier to make than you might be thinking. First of all, you’ll need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then combine the ingredients for the crust and top with melted butter. Set the crust aside for now – you’ll be coming back for it shortly.

Now, you’ll work on the filling, start by beating the cream cheese until its smooth. Then add your pumpkin puree, sour cream, eggs, spices, and sugar. Don’t forget to add flour and vanilla after that. Continue to beat all those ingredients until they are well combined.

Finally, you’ll pour this mixture into the crust. Smooth it out, and put it in the oven for one hour. Let it sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes before placing it in the refrigerator for about four hours before serving.

This recipe comes together quickly, and it’s sure to be a big hit with the whole family all autumn long. If you want to make a delicious dessert, try it out for yourself the next time!

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