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Lala Cooks Pumpkin Cheesecake

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In this episode we take the most traditional of thanksgiving desserts and give it an upgrade! Chef Leslie brings you an amazing pumpkin cheesecake recipe that will not only apease the pumpkin pie fan in you but the cheesecake fan as well! This easy straight forward recipe blends the two deserts together perfectly! The creamy rich flavor of cheesecake and the spice filled flavors or pumpkin pie all in one!
Ingredients
For graham cracker crust
  Graham crackers 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), crushed
  Melted butter 5 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For filling
  Cream cheese 9 Ounce (room temperature)
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Light brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Eggs 2 Large, lightly beaten
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground allspice 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground ginger 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
  Canned evaporated milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Canned unsweetened pumpkin puree 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs)
For topping
  Sour cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

MAKING
2. In a food processor, add in the graham crackers and crush.
3. Slowly drizzle melted butter through the top of food processor until combined and crumbs are formed.
4. Take out the mixture into a spring form pan and pat down to make a crust.
5. Bake for 5 minutes and cool.
6. In the stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and the sugar.
7. Add in the vanilla and slowly add in the eggs. Followed by cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger.
8. Stir in the corn starch along evaporated milk and pumpkin puree.
9. Pour the butter over the crust and bake for 60 minutes.
10. Mix together sour cream and sugar with a whisk.
11. Take out the cheesecake from the oven, pour mixture on top and spread into an even layer. Bake for 5 more minutes until set.
12. Remove from oven and cool in refrigerator for a few hours or overnight.

SERVING
13. Garnish cheesecake with julienne crystallized ginger or whatever you like. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Cheesy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cake
Occasion: 
Thanksgiving
Ingredient: 
Pumpkin
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
70 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
15
With holidays just around the corner, have you been looking for some special recipes? Look no further. Chef Leslie shares her secret recipe to prepare this delicious Holiday Special Pumpkin Cheesecake. The dish is simple and can be easily replicated at home. Watch it now.

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