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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Recipe

You're sure to draw compliments with this delectable homemade dessert from Lorraine Darocha. In Mountain City, Tennessee, she prepares it the day before by topping a from-scratch pecan crust with luscious layers of cream cheese and spiced pumpkin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 65 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/4 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Dash salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the pecans, sugar and butter. Press onto the bottom and 3/4 in. up the sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes.
  • 2. In a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Add egg; beat on low speed just until combined. Spread over crust. In another bowl, combine the eggs, pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and salt; pour over the cream cheese layer.
  • 3. Reduce heat to 350°. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into pumpkin layer comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Sprinkle with pecans. Chill overnight. Remove sides of pan before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 10-12 servings.

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grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 215232
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"I am making it as I write this. I put it in individual ramekins. Looks wonderful. Question is have you ever used the whole can of pumpkin which is 1-3/4 c.? Recipe calls for 1-1/4 c. which leaves 1/2 cup. I was wanting to use it but didn't know how to adjust the other ingredients."

1CountryCook User ID: 2881884 124512
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2012

"This is EXCELLANT! I will make this again for sure! Even as a lower carb dessert.....I just cut down on the sugar!"

JillAndLea User ID: 1675407 151455
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"Delicious. Satisfied the pumpkin pie lovers and the cheesecake lovers."

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