A stockbroker by day, my dad's true love was cooking for the homeless, his family and friends. This pumpkin cheesecake continues to be a treasure as it is easily adaptable with a variety of spices. Blessings and happiness!
Place a pan of hot water on lower oven shelf and cook the cheesecake on top shelf to avoid cracks (even though cracks will be covered by topping). Additionally, I often use the sour cream topping for my plain cheesecakes; it enhances a natural beauty.