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Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Creamy pumpkin cheesecake crowned with a rich praline topping is the perfect dessert for the holidays. So good you’ll make it year round!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 40 mins
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: cakes, desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake recipe, praline, pumpkin cake
Servings: 12 -16
Calories: 690kcal

Ingredients

CRUST

  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 8 tablespoons butter melted

FILLING

  • 3 packages 8 ounces each cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 15 oz can solid-pack pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 large eggs lightly beaten

TOPPING

  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  • IMPORTANT--see post for cheesecake baking instructions!!!
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Boil a large pot of water.
  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 10-inch springform pan. Cut a circle of parchment to fit the bottom of the pan. Wrap the pan in a double layer of heavy-duty foil.
  • Mix the crust ingredients and press them into the bottom and 1-inch up the sides of the prepared pan.
  • Beat the cream cheese pumpkin,cream, pie spice and sugars until just incorporated. Blend in the eggs on low speed.
  • Pour on top of the crust. Place pan in roasting pan and add boiling water for waterbath (see post)
  • Bake for 1 hour.
  • In a small bowl, mix the softened butter and brown sugar well. Blend in the pecans.
  • When the cake has baked 1 hour, carefully distribute the topping on the top of the cake. Don’t worry if you have bare spots; the topping will melt to cover the cake.
  • Bake an additional 40 minutes. Shut off the oven and let the cake sit in the oven for 1 hour.
  • Remove cake from oven and cool 10-20 minutes on a rack. Run a knife around the edges to loosen the cake from the side of the pan.
  • Cool completely then cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

Notes

Substitute ginger snaps for the graham crackers for the crust for an even better flavor.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 690kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 291mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 55g | Vitamin A: 6859IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg