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perk up your turkey day with pumpkin cheesecake

11.25.2009

If you're feeling the stress of holiday cooking this year, just focus on the best part... Dessert!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!

{recipe & image via woman's day}


Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

1 box (7.05 oz) ginger lemon creme sandwich cookies (carrs)
2 Tbsp melted light butter
2 tubs (1 lb 8.3 oz each) refrigerated cheesecake filling
1 can (16 oz) pumpkin purée (not pumpkin pie mix)
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
Garnish: toasted pecan halves, caramel sauce

Directions

You'll need an 8 x 3-in. springform pan coated with nonstick spray. Place cookies in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Add melted butter; process until crumbs begin to stick together. Press over bottom of prepared pan.

Stir 1 tub cheesecake filling in large bowl until smooth; spread onto crumb layer.

Stir remaining tub of cheesecake filling, pumpkin purée and pumpkin pie spice in same large bowl until blended and smooth. Evenly spread over plain cheesecake in pan. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set

To serve: Remove pan sides and place pecans around top edge of cake. Put caramel sauce into a small ziptop bag, snip a small tip off one corner and pipe sauce on top.

Plan Ahead: Make cheesecake 2 days ahead, then top with pecans and caramel sauce just before serving.

Caroline (November 25, 2009 at 5:20 PM)  

That is exactly what I am doing!!! Happy Thanksgiving!! xo

{ L } (November 25, 2009 at 11:20 PM)  

I made a marbled pumpkin cheesecake today but this one looks better! lol

Enjoy every minute! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

gina (November 26, 2009 at 4:38 PM)  

Thanks for the recipe...this looks great! Filing for future reference.

Sweetly Sweet (November 30, 2009 at 9:51 AM)  

Looks great, I have never done a cheesecake, but this one looks tempting!

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bigBANG studio (November 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM)  

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i'll be back soon! xo lily

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