• 16servings
  • 450minutes
  • 380calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Lipids, Carbohydrates
VitaminsA, B1, B2, B3, B9, B12, H, D
MineralsZinc, Fluorine, Chromium, Calcium, Potassium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 38 Nabisco® Ginger Snaps , finely crushed (about 1-1/2 cups)

  2. 1/4 cup finely chopped Planters® Pecans

  3. 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

  4. 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia® Cream Cheese , softened

  5. 1 cup sugar

  6. 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin

  7. 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

  8. 1 tsp. vanilla

  9. 4 eggs

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Photo by: Philadelphia® Heat oven to 325°F Mix crumbs, nuts and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

  2. Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add pumpkin, spice and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour into crust.

  3. Bake 1 hour 20 min. to 1 hour 30 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours. Yield: 16 servings.

  4. Variation Using Fresh Pumpkin: To prepare cheesecake with fresh pumpkin, substitute 1 cup mashed cooked fresh pumpkin for the 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin. Prepare crust and batter as directed, adding 3 Tbsp. flour with the cream cheese and 1 container (8 oz.) Breakstone's® or Knudsen® Sour Cream with the pumpkin. Bake at 325°F for 1 hour and 15 min. or until center is almost set. Continue as directed.

  5. How to Test Cheesecake Doneness: To avoid overbaking a cheesecake, check for doneness at the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pan. If the cheesecake is done, the edge should be slightly puffed and it will be set except for a small area in the center that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the center as this may cause the cheesecake to crack during cooling.

  6. How to Soften Cream Cheese: Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.


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