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  • 1 star values: 1

The flavors of autumn are used to create this perfect cheesecake for a cozy day. Fresh pumpkin can be substituted to bring out the freshest of flavors.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
7 hrs
total:
7 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F

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  • Mix crumbs, nuts and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

  • Beat cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add pumpkin, spice and vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour into crust.

  • Bake 1 hour 20 min. to 1 hour 30 min. or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate 4 hours.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

Variation Using Fresh Pumpkin: To prepare cheesecake with fresh pumpkin, substitute 1 cup mashed cooked fresh pumpkin for the 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin. Prepare crust and batter as directed, adding 3 Tbsp. flour with the cream cheese and 1 container (8 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S OR KNUDSEN Sour Cream with the pumpkin. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 hour and 15 min. or until center is almost set. Continue as directed.

How to Test Cheesecake Doneness: To avoid overbaking a cheesecake, check for doneness at the minimum baking time by gently shaking the pan. If the cheesecake is done, the edge should be slightly puffed and it will be set except for a small area in the center that will be soft and jiggly. Do not insert a knife into the center as this may cause the cheesecake to crack during cooling.

How to Soften Cream Cheese: Place completely unwrapped package of cream cheese in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 10 sec. or just until softened. Add 15 sec. for each additional package of cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 31.4g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 117.4mg; sodium 431.3mg. Full Nutrition
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