Classic Pumpkin Cheesecake

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When you want to eat an easy and delicious dessert with seasonal ingredients in it, you can rely on this Classic Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. One can never get bored of classic flavors like pumpkin and cinnamon together in a dessert. What is a better way other than making easy desserts that scream fall with warm spices in it? This pumpkin cheesecake recipe uses canned pumpkin puree, but of course, you are someone who looks forward to picking fall pumpkins and making a puree from scratch, who’s to stop. The cheesecake in this recipe is intended to be so delectable with cinnamon and pumpkin puree. Go ahead and add other spices like nutmeg, ginger or even pumpkin pie spice to this dessert. A few other ways of making an easy and simple crust is by using ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits' For the crust in this recipe if you want to replace Graham crackers crumbs with other crusts you can do so. This idea is particularly good because it adds variety and its fun to switch things up to see what best fits your preference. There are many options to choose from like ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits,' lady fingers, shortbread, Oreos, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers, etc. Whatever crust you choose, you will love this recipe.

Since this cheesecake is baked in the oven, it needs to set in the fridge for a few hours or preferably overnight. Also the fact that cheesecake ages over 2-3 days, it’s a good idea to make it ahead in time. The leftovers will be still good for a few days if stored well in the fridge. Just remember when you’re making a cheesecake always use cream cheese that has been sitting at room temperature for a while. A cold block of cream cheese is not only hard to break but also doesn’t combine well with other ingredients. A room temperature cream cheese, on the other hand, will blend seamlessly and result to a smooth, lump-free cheesecake that soaks up all the flavors and will melt in your mouth. Even though there is no rule why you shouldn’t be eating this cheesecake on its own, it is always good to add some garnish like white chocolate shavings or try adding caramel or toffee drizzle on top.

Pumpkins are very high in Vitamin A and moderately high in Vitamin C and B-6. Since it belongs to the squash family, it is comparatively low in calories but very dense regarding its nutritional value. It is rich in minerals like potassium and anti-oxidants that helps in maintaining blood pressure. There are so many creative ways to add pumpkin puree recipes to your diet including soups, lattes, desserts, salads etc. Because of their nutritional value, pumpkins are not just for carving or decorating for Thanksgiving and Halloween but rather should be eaten while in season. Did you know the term “jack-o'-lantern" is of British origin that goes way back to the 17th century? In the most literal sense, it means a man with a lantern or a “nighttime watchman”. Over the years it gained its popularity as the folklore for mysterious goblins and ghosts became interesting to children and folks alike.

This yummy pumpkin cheesecake recipe is one of the best fun desserts to make for Thanksgiving or even family get-togethers. Thank you to Danielle at Hugs and Cookies xoxo food blog for sharing this delicious Classic Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with us. Do check out Danielle’s blog for more easy desserts that are fun to bake for all occasions. Enjoy a slice with family and friends today!

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