Pumpkin Cheesecake

By Diana Moles
October 25, 2023
A slice of pumpkin cheesecake
Diana Moles
October 25, 2023

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. Prepare the Cinnamon Graham Crumb Crust.
  2. Preheat the oven to 280°F.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes, until it is light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the stand mixer bowl to prevent lumps from forming.
  4. In a separate medium mixing bowl, combine the sugar, cake flour, spices, and salt. Stir until well combined.
  5. Add the contents of the medium mixing bowl to the bowl of the stand mixer and beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the stand mixer bowl and continue beating on medium speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  6. Reduce the mixer speed to low. Slowly add the eggs to the bowl, one at a time. After adding each, scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Add the pumpkin to the bowl of the stand mixer and continue beating on low speed for 1 to 2 minutes, until the mixture is fully incorporated. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure proper blending.
  8. Add the sour cream and the vanilla to the bowl of the stand mixer and beat on low speed for 1 minute, until the mixture is smooth. The mixture should be well blended, but not overbeaten.
  9. Fill the prepared crust with the Pumpkin batter.
  10. Place pan in the center of the oven, directly on the middle shelf. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until the cake is slightly firm to the touch. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  11. Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight to completely set before serving.
  12. Transfer to the freezer for 2 to 3 hours before slicing.
  13. Slice the cake with a thin, nonserrated knife that is dipped in hot water and wiped dry after each slice. Serve immediately or store in the freezer, well wrapped, for up to 3 months.
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