Easy pumpkin cheesecake

Easy pumpkin cheesecake


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About this recipe: I'm glad my mum gave me this recipe. It is gorgeously spiced and I find it isn't as touchy as your typical cheesecake.

J M Thomas

Serves: 16 

  • 500g cream cheese
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 (400g) tin pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 prepared 20cm pastry cases

Prep:20min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and the sugar, add the pumpkin and the spices. Beat in eggs one at a time. Add salt. Beat until creamy. Pour the batter evenly into the two pastry cases.
  3. Bake in the prheated oven for 50 minutes or until the knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool then top with whipped cream, if desired.

Pumpkin puree...

You can find tinned 100% pumpkin puree at Waitrose, via Ocado or in specialty shops. You can also make your own with this recipe.

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Reviews (2)


Used different ingredients. Instead of a pastry base, I used crushed ginger biscuits and melted butter. - 17 Oct 2010


So yummy i also used the ginger cookies as a base! - 15 Oct 2011

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