Friday, November 18, 2011

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake

Anyone looking for a DELICIOUS, SMOOTH dessert for the upcoming Holiday? 

Well...You NEED to try this AMAZING recipe by Kraft.  I made this Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake for a Jewelry Party I was hosting....And IT WAS A HIT!!  And VERY easy to make!!

Prep Time: 15 min
Makes 16 Servings

You Will Need

38 NABISCO Ginger Snaps, finely crushed
1/4 cup finely chopped Pecans
1/4 cup butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Sugar
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. vanilla
4 eggs
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

How To Make It

HEAT oven to 325 degrees.  Mix crumbs, nuts and butter; press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.

BEAT cream cheese and sugar with mixer until blended.  Add pumpkin, spice and vanilla; mix well.
Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing 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 WELL before removing rim.

REFRIGERATE 4 hours.  Serve with a dollop of COOL WHIP and a dusting of nutmeg.


I have to say, I always thought Cheesecake was such a difficult dessert to make....and it would take FOREVER...but..cheesecake is sooooo easy...and Such a FANCY treat to bring to any party!!  Think of Cheesecake as the Little Black Dress of Desserts.  It can be used for ANY event....can be dressed up, dressed down.....and it's ALWAYS a HIT!!

** If you want to make your own Pumpkin Puree....Check out this Video made by a friend of mine!!  She is VERY funny!!

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