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apronstrings

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  • Joined: 6/1/2006
  • Location: queens, NY
Pumpkin Cheesecake Sun, 06/11/06 9:27 AM (permalink)
Anyone have a DROP DEAD Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe? I need one that has the texture of a New York cheesecake. I've been making 2 fantastic ones from Epicurious.com for a few years, and would like a change.
 
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    bbqjimbob

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    • Joined: 5/2/2006
    • Location: Louisville, OH
    RE: Pumpkin Cheesecake Sat, 07/8/06 12:06 AM (permalink)
    Here's my recipe- whether it's "DROP DEAD", or not- you'll have to decide! I've sold lots of them, and fortunately, no one has ever dropped dead after eating it!

    3- 8oz Philadelphia cream cheese- don't skimp and use generic!
    1 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla extract

    Beat cream cheese just until smooth- don't over beat it. Slowly add sugar, then add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat after each egg, until it is mixed in. Add vanilla, incorporate into batter.

    Mix 1 cup of Libby's pumpkin (not the pie mix w/ spices added), 1/2 cup of evaporated milk, 1/3 to 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp each cinnamon and nutmeg, and 1/2 tsp ground ginger. To this add 1 cup of the cheesecake batter. Mix well.

    For the crust- grind 1&1/2 packages (The plastic packages inside a box- 3 to a box- of graham crackers.) Add enough melted butter- app 1&1/2 stix (add a little at a time, until you have the right consistency) to the crumbs, along w/ a dash of salt and a tsp of sugar. Press the crumbs onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 10" springform pan (greased and floured).

    Pour the batter (W/O the pumpkin mix) into the springform pan. Next, add the pumpkin mix into the springform pan, and swirl with 1 or 2 fingers, so as to create a marble effect. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, until set, but not too firm.
     
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