Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
350*F oven – preheated
8” springform pan
roasting pan of water


1 ½ cups oreo cookie crumbs
¼ stick butter, melted

(Blend together and press into 8” spring form pan that’s been sprayed with Pam. Bake 8-10 minutes at 350*F preheated oven.) Remove and lower oven temp to 300*F.


3 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2T cornstarch
3 eggs, large
½ cup sour cream
1 t vanilla extract
1 cup pumpkin puree
2 t pumpkin pie spice
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted and cooled

Beat cream cheese, sugar, cornstarch in large bowl til smooth. Add in remaining ingredients one at a time, blending all the while.

Divide batter into 3 bowls. Add vanilla to one, pumpkin and spice to second, and semisweet chocolate to third. Carefully pour these blended batters on top of crust layer, taking care not to mix them together when adding to the pan.

Bake 90 minutes to 2 hours at 300*F until center jiggles slightly when shaken. Turn off oven and keep cheesecake in oven for add’l hour. Remove from oven and cover/fridge overnight.

Chocolate Glaze

3 oz bittersweet baking chocolate
2T butter
1T corn syrup

Stir ingredients in small saucepan over low heat until smooth and melted. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Remove cheesecake from springform pan and spread glaze over top to edge. Fridge til glaze sets.

Serves 12 (or less, *smiles*)

This cake is a bit time intensive, but it's worth it. :)

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