Best Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Best Pumpkin Cheesecake


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    About this recipe: A digestive crumb and butter base lines this baked cheesecake. The filling is made with pumpkin puree, eggs, cream cheese, sugar and spices. Serve with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream.

    Makes: 1 23cm round cheesecake

    • 65g digestive biscuits, crushed into crumbs
    • 50g pecans, finely ground
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar
    • 50g butter, melted
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 185g pumpkin puree
    • 3 egg yolks
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 685g cream cheese
    • 75g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
    • 1 tablespoon cornflour
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract

    Prep:2hr15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:4hr chilling  ›  Ready in:7hr5min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Combine the digestive biscuit crumbs, ground pecans, 2 tablespoons caster sugar, 2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugar and the melted butter and mix well. Firmly press mixture into one 23cm round springform tin.
    3. Combine 150g caster sugar, pumpkin, 3 egg yolks, ground cinnamon, ground mace, ground ginger and salt in a medium bowl. Mix well and set aside.
    4. Beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until light and fluffy; gradually add 75g caster sugar and mix well. Add the whole egg, remaining egg yolk and the whipping cream, beating well. Add cornflour and vanilla and lemon extracts, beat batter until smooth. Add pumpkin mixture and mix well. Pour batter into the prepared tin.
    5. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for 50 to 55 minutes. Do not overbake. centre may be soft but it will firm up when chilled. Let cheesecake cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate.

    Pumpkin puree

    Can be purchased online.

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