Filed Under: bake, Dessert, flour, north-american, Under 20 Mins

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake

This decadent, easy-to-bake cheesecake is the perfect ending to your harvest dinner menu

April 8th, 2012

Food Styling by Ashley Denton
Prop Styling by Jane Hardin

Servings
8
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
90 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk
Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake Filling
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups pumpkin purée
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and salt
  • 1½ pounds deli-style cream cheese
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake Topping
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch springform pan and line bottom and sides with parchment paper.

  2. Combine all ingredients for crust in a bowl. Press mixture evenly on bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool and reduce oven temperature to 300°F.

  3. Mix pumpkin purée, brown sugar, eggs, spices and salt together in a large bowl and set aside.

  4. Using an electric mixer, beat remaining filling ingredients until smooth. Combine with pumpkin mixture and pour over pre-baked crust. Bake for 60-70 minutes or until centre shows little to no movement when pan is tapped. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

  5. Return oven temperature to 350°F. Mix topping ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread over cooled cheesecake and return to the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before refrigerating for a minimum of 3 hours.

  6. Remove from springform pan and peel away parchment paper before serving.

Nutrients Per Serving

484 calories, 33 g fat, 8 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 334 mg sodium. Excellent source of vitamin A

Pumpkin Bourbon Cheesecake
Photography by Angus Ferguson

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