Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Posted by on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Crust:

In a food processor or blender add:

  • 1 pound package Gingersnap Cookies

Pulse or blend until cookies are crumbled smooth. Then add:

  • 1 stick real butter – melted
  • ½ cup pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Dash of salt

Pulse or blend briefly.

Press into a 9” springform pan. Cover the bottom of the pan, and press crumbs up onto sides of pan too (saving a few for a garnish).

Chill crust while preparing the filling.

Pumpkin Pie filling:

In large mixing bowl cream well:

  • 4 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 2 cups sugar

Scrape sides of bowl and beat some more then add:

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling)

Then add

  • 4 eggs, one at a time, beating mixture until each egg is blended well.

Next add then blend:

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Finally add and beat:
  • ¼ cup real whipping cream

Remove crust from fridge.

Pour 1 cup of caramel pieces over crust(Kraft makes these caramel ball pieces, unwrapped).
Add a handful of pecan pieces and sprinkle over caramels.

Pour pumpkin cheesecake filling over caramel and pecans. Smooth on top.

Bake 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on countertop. Best if refrigerated at least 24 hours before serving.

Garnish with caramel sauce, pecans, crushed gingersnaps and a generous dollop of real whipping cream. Eat, Faint, Repeat.

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  1. Franon 03 Dec 2008 at 12:20 pm 1

    Found your website through your brother Jason. I remember your visits to Kingsport, Tn when Jason was our youth minister. He was always so excited to introduce everyone to his sister and her family. Always love to find new recipes – yours look fabulous. I can’t wait to try your pumpkin cheesecake!

  2. Taraon 03 Dec 2008 at 9:42 pm 2

    Thanks for stopping by Fran. Jason and Sunny always speak so highly of their time in Kingsport. They really had a good time there. Please visit again soon. We have a lot to post before Christmas!

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