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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Is Thanksgiving all about the dessert in your house? If so, this is a perfect addition to the table.

October 2nd, 2015

FoodLand Ontario

Take advantage of the abundance of  pie pumpkins in your fall baking. This cheesecake has all the taste and creaminess of pumpkin pie without having to make pastry.
Serves 12
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
70 minutes
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) graham wafer crumbs
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) melted butter
  • 1-1/4 cups (300 mL) granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp (20 mL) cornstarch
  • 3 pkgs (250 g each) brick light cream cheese, softened
  • 3 Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked Ontario Pie Pumpkin Purée, drained
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) 2% plain Greek yogurt or low-fat sour cream
  • 1-1/2 tsp (7 mL) vanilla
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) ground cloves
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) butter
  • 1 cup (250 mL) walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) Maple Syrup
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp (4 mL) ground cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream
  1. In medium bowl, mix together crumbs and sugar. Stir in melted butter. Press firmly into 9-inch (23 cm) springform pan; wrap bottom of pan with foil, set aside.

  2. FILLING: In small bowl, mix together sugar and cornstarch. In large bowl, using electric mixer, beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and cornstarch together until very smooth. In separate large bowl, whisk together eggs and brown sugar. Stir in pumpkin, yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt and cloves. Fold in cream cheese mixture until well blended. Pour over prepared crust.

  3. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until almost set in the centre, about 1 hour. Remove to wire rack. Immediately run knife around edge of pan. Allow to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

  4. MAPLE WALNUTS: In large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in walnuts, maple syrup, sugar and cinnamon. Cook, stirring constantly for 3 to 4 minutes, until nuts are well coated. Spread on parchment paper-lined baking sheet, separating pieces. When cooled, coarsely chop.

  5. Remove outer ring from springform pan and place on serving platter. Decorate with whipped cream and chopped walnuts.

Nutrients Per Serving

1 Serving PROTEIN: 11 grams FAT: 24 grams CARBOHYDRATE: 52 grams CALORIES: 462 FIBRE: 3 grams SODIUM: 405 mg

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

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