Pumpkin Cheese Cake

Holiday season has come! Pumpkin is not only for Halloween, add this easy cheesecake to your festive dessert list.


What you need for crust
Butter, 3tbs, soften
Flour, 3 tbs
Unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 tbs
Sugar, 2 tbs
1 egg yoke
Baking powder, 1 ts
Pecan nuts, 1.5oz (optional)

You don’t need to make the crust if you want to use a prepared graham cracker crust or other pie crust.

For filling
Pumpkin puree, 7 oz (200g)
1 pack of cream cheese
Sweetened condensed milk, 7 oz (200g)
2 eggs
Flour, 2 tbs
Corn starch, 1 tbs
Cinnamon, all spice, glove


How to make crust
1) Combine flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and shift together.

2) Soften butter in a blow, add sugar and egg yoke and mix until well blended.


3) Add dry ingredients shifted at 1). Mix with a spatula until blended. Add chopped pecan if you like.
Tightly wrap with plastic wrap, then rest it in a refrigerator for 30 min.


4) Heat the oven to 320 °F (160 °C).

5) Roll the dough on lightly floured surface, then press into a greased baking pan.


7) Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
Because of baking powder, the crust is thick but light.

How to make filling

1) First, scrape the insides and peel the pumpkin, then cut it in dice. I think calabaza pumpkin is the best for this cheesecake.


2) Place the cut pumpkin in a microwaveable plate. Loosely wrap with plastic wrap and put it in the microwave. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until tender.


3) Mash or puree the pumpkin using a folk, a food processor or a blender.

Or, you can simply use canned pumpkin puree.

4) Heat the oven to 340 °F (170 °C).

5) Combine flour, corn starch and spices. Shift together.

6) In a large bowl, put cream cheese, eggs and condensed milk.

7) Mix until well blended, then add pumpkin puree. Mix.

7) Add the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until blended. Pour into the crust.

8) Bake for 40-45 minutes or until set. Let cook in the room temperature.

Before serving, dazzle it with whiskey caramel sauce.
Perfect. Enjoy with your favorite coffee if not whiskey.

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