November 23, 2011

Pumpkin cheesecake time


Pumpkin Cheesecake
15 graham crackers, crushed
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove to taste
4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup milk
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 large can pumpkin
1 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 inch springform pan. (Makes 2 cheesecakes) In a medium bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press onto bottom of springform pan.

In a large bowl, mix cream cheese with sugar until smooth. Blend in milk, and then mix in the eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate. Mix in sour cream, vanilla and flour until smooth. Add pumpkin, and spices, mix well. Pour filling into prepared crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour. Turn the oven off, and let cake cool in oven with the door closed for 5 to 6 hours; this prevents cracking. Chill in refrigerator until serving.

The crust sometimes needs a little more butter. Melt a tablespoon at a time to get the correct consistency.

All done....

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