PHILADELPHIA Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

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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.

1
Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
7 hrs
Total Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings

Ingredients

  • 38 NABISCO Ginger Snaps, finely crushed

  • ¼ cup finely chopped PLANTERS Pecans

  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted

  • 4 (8 ounce) packages PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin

  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 4 eggs

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 (per serving)

343 Calories
23g Fat
31g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 431mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 75mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.