Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling Bake: 1 hour + chilling
This was my first cheesecake. It came out amazing!! Thank you
I made this cheesecake exactly as written here and it was waaay to sweet. I ended up throwing it away. Next time I'll look for another recipe.
This cheesecake turned out perfect for me, it was actually pretty simple to make. The cheesecake itself was a little on the sweet side for me so if I make it again I will use about half the brown sugar. The topping wont be for everyone but I think it goes great with the pumpkin. I will be making this again! Thanks for the recipe!
I made this as directed except for subbing a shortbread crust because I didn't have graham crackers, but did have a tin of Walker's shortbread cookies. The end result was ok to me and my husband, but I took it to work and the crew at the office gobbled it up and raved! So I don't think the average person will object LOL For me, I found the cake to crack quite a bit (even the sour cream layer cracked after chilling; just around the edges). Also, butter leaked everywhere (thanks to the person who suggested wrapping the pan in foil). I felt like the flavor was more like a very creamy pumpkin pie than a cheesecake with pumpkin if that make sense--would have preferred a more dense cheesecake with pumpkin flavor. I also thought the sour cream topping failed to add anything and was overpowering. Having said all that, as I mentioned before, people raved over it so I am definitely in the minority opinion. It was easy, though.
I'm so glad I found this recipe! Turned out perfectly! I added a 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the graham cracker crust. Other than that, I followed the recipe just as printed. Didn't have any issues with it cracking... baked for 55 minutes, then the 5 extra for the sour cream topping which was a delicious addition! This recipe is a definite keeper!!
i was very disappointed in this cheesecake. It didn’t seem to “set up” completely, even though I added 15 minutes to the baking time. And there wasn’t much flavor. All in all, it just wasn’t worth the effort.
I’m not sure I’ve ever rated this recipe but it is by far the best pumpkin cheesecake you’ll ever make. Please don’t let the sour cream topping scare you away. It’s the cherry on top and no one will be reaching for the whipped cream. When people ask what the topping is before they try it I say it’s an enriched cream topping because so many wrinkle their nose if you say sour cream. Sometimes I will let them know after they’ve eaten it and some will never know as they swear they hate sour cream but lick their plates lean when eating this cheesecake. Thanks for sharing this recipe. It’s my most requested dessert for the holidays.
Love this cheesecake. I've been making it every Thanksgiving for the past 3 years and my family loves it. My only comment is that the prep takes longer than 15 min but it's worth it
Sounds sooo good! Looking forward to making it. I will replace the evaporated milk with heavy cream. Works fine and tastes great. I usually do not have evaporated milk on hand. Half 'n half will work, too and be fewer calories. I always substitute cream for evaporated milk (1:1).....just a preference. I will also use ginger snaps for the crust.
Sounds Wonderful. Can't wait to try it in Little Rock Arkansas.