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Double-Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 30 cookies)
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • CHEESECAKE LAYER:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • PUMPKIN LAYER:
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1-1/3 cups canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional
  • Toasted chopped pecans, optional

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. Pulse first four ingredients in a food processor until ground. Add butter; pulse to blend. Press mixture onto bottom and up sides of an ungreased 9-in. deep-dish pie plate. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
  • 2. For cheesecake layer, beat all ingredients until smooth. For pumpkin layer, whisk together eggs, pumpkin, sugar, pie spice and salt; gradually whisk in cream. Spread cheesecake mixture onto crust; cover with pumpkin mixture.
  • 3. Bake on a lower oven rack until filling is set, 55-65 minutes. Cool at least 1 hour on a wire rack; serve or refrigerate within 2 hours. If desired, top with whipped cream and pecans.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 422 calories, 28g fat (13g saturated fat), 115mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • conniekitchen
    Jan 13, 2017

    To die for. Will double next time & put it in a 9 X13 pan.

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