We are big cheesecake fans around here!!! It would be a very bad thing for us to live near a Cheesecake Factory! We would also need to live near a looooooong bike path to get us there!!! LOL
For Garrick's 41st birthday I made a pumpkin cheesecake with a sour cream glaze!! It was DELICIOUS!!
It would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving feast! So without further yacking...... here it is....
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE WITH SOUR CREAM GLAZE
1 1/2 cups crushed Ginger Snaps
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
3 packages of cream cheese
1 cup brown sugar
1 can pumpkin
1 can evaporated milk
2 TBS corn starch
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
Sour Cream Glaze
2 cups sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
additional cinnamon to taste
Preheat 350 degrees
Mix cookie crumbs, butter and sugar and press on the bottom of a spring form cheesecake pan. Place in oven and bake for about 7 minutes. Remove and let cool,
Whip together cream cheese and sugar, make sure it is pretty creamy and whipped up, add remaining ingredients, whipping until fluffy and well combined!
Pour on top of your cookie crust. NOW.... before you put your pretty cheesecake in the oven, find yourself a 9x13 pan and fill it with about 2 inches of water and place this on the bottom rack of your oven. Then, go ahead and place the cheesecake on the rack above it on TOP of a cookie sheet. This will help your cheesecake bake without cracking and allow it to bake evenly and keep your crust from burning!
Bake the cheesecake for about 55-60 minutes until the middle is set. If you shake the cheesecake the middle will still move but should move very little.
While your cheesecake is baking whip up your sour cream topping. About 5 minutes before the cheesecake is ready to come out of the oven, CAREFULLY spread the sour cream topping on top and bake for 5 minutes more.
Remove Cheesecake from oven and let cool on a cooling rack or 10 minutes. Then place in the fridge for at least 3 hours, it best to chill over night! You can then remove the spring form from the outside of the pan!
Service with Caramel topping and Whip cream!!!!
Peace and Blessings