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Moist Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake

 Moist Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake
"I saw this recipe in a free booklet I got at the supermarket a few years ago and decided to try it," recalls Elmira Trombetti of Gulfport, Florida. "It is attractive and so delicious."
12 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 70 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • TOPPING:
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in
  • butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan; set
  • aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and milk until smooth. Beat in
  • pumpkin. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Add syrup,

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Moist Maple Pumpkin Cheesecake (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour over crust.
  • Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 70-75 minutes or
  • until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully run a knife around edge of the pan to loosen. Cool 1 hour
  • longer.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and water until smooth. In a
  • small saucepan, melt the butter; add syrup and cornstarch mixture.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Cook and
  • stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in raisins and walnuts. Cool to lukewarm. Spoon over cheesecake.
  • Refrigerate overnight. Yield: 12 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 413 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 100 mg cholesterol, 229 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.