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  1. 1 C Flour 

  2. 1 Egg yolk

  3. 1/4 C Sugar 

  4. 1/4 C Butter, softened

  5. 1 t Vanilla ---

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  1. FILLING——- 2 1/2 lb Cream cheese, 3/4 t Ginger, ground -softened 1/2 t Cinnamon, ground 3/4 C Light brown sugar, 1 lb Pumpkin, canned -packed 2 Egg yolks 1 C Sugar 5 Eggs 3 T Flour 1 t Vanilla extract 3/4 t Allspice, ground 1/4 C Cream, heavy MAKE PASTRY: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch-diameter, 3-inch deep springform pan. Prepare the pastry by stirring flour and sugar together in a bowl. Cut in butter, egg yolk and extract. Work the dough (which will be very crumbly) with hands to complete the mixing. Evenly press the dough on the bottom and up the sides (to within about 1/2 inch of the top) of the springform pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove and set aside to cool while preparing the filling. MAKE FILLING: Increase the oven temperature to 475 degrees F. Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth and soft. Beat in the sugars, flour, spices and pumpkin until well blended. Add egg yolks and eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract, beat in well. Stir in the cream. Pour filling into the pastry crust. Bake for 12 minutes. Without opening the oven door, reduce the oven temperature to 200 degrees F. and leave the cheesecake in the oven for an additional 1 hour and 15 minutes. At the end of the baking time, turn off the oven, but leave the cheesecake sitting inside (without opening the door) until the oven cools (about 2 to 3 hours). Remove from the oven, refrigerate overnight. NOTES: * A holiday alternative to pumpkin pie — This cheesecake has to be tried to be believed. It was developed by Karen Reynolds, a charming lady, fine programmer and amazing cook. : Difficulty: moderate. : Time: 1 hour preparation, several hours baking. : Precision: measure carefully. : Mark Thompson : Megatek Corporation, San Diego, California, USA : mark@megatek.uucp : Copyright (C) 1986 USENET Community Trust —– Archive January 2010 December 2009 July 2009 June 2009 April 2009 March 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008


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