Saturday, November 13, 2010

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Tonight I had the conversation with my sweet mother in law... what about turkey day? What are we making? Who is bringing what?... I have to admit I had not given it too much thought yet... A small panic hit me I told her I would get back to her tomorrow after church... I needed time to pray about it :)
   Now is research time. I began searching through all my bookmarked thanksgiving recipes and though my recipe box and found this gem. I have not made it for a few years but it is totally a keeper. So much better than plain pumpkin pie!! I know I was a downer on pumpkin pies a few weeks ago too, but they are just not my favorite. This still gives you the tradition pumpkin taste, but also a cheesecake richness as well.. You can not go wrong with cheesecake anything in my book. Make it now so you can convince your family this is one of the desserts hitting your table this Thanksgiving!!!

Printer friendly recipe

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 cup whipped cream
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Top with whipped cream.

Recipe adapted from where it has 5 stars by almost 1200 votes!!! I told you it is good!


  1. I made this today! It's a keeper for sure. Probably will be posting it soon on my blog. I'm loving the new look of your blog.

  2. Thanks Christy, yes it is so good!

  3. I'm going to try this for Thanksgiving.Hope everyone likes it!

  4. Bre & I made this for thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! everyone loved it and was soo shocked that we made it, when it really is soo simple!

  5. oh good I am glad they likes it Eric.


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