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Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Cheesecake
Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Cheesecake

Jack-o’-Lantern Pumpkin Cheesecake

15 Hr(s) 15 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
15 Hr(s) Cook
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16 servings
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 large egg, separated
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large whole eggs
2 large egg yolks
2-1/2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
3/4 tsp. ground ginger
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 can (15 oz.) canned pumpkin
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Let's Make It
1
Ginger Shortbread Crust:
2
Preheat oven to 400°F.
3
Place flour, sugar and ground ginger in a food processor and pulse a few times to mix together. Add egg yolk and softened butter and pulse until the dough comes together.
4
Press the dough onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with your fingers, then smooth it out with an offset spatula. Prick the crust a few times with a fork to prevent the crust from puffing up during baking.
5
Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is a light golden brown.
6
Let cool completely.
7
Beat the reserved egg white lightly, then brush it onto the crust to prevent it from becoming soggy.
8
Pumpkin Cheesecake:
9
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
10
Fill a baking pan about 3/4-inch deep with hot water. Place it on the bottom rack of the oven to create a steam bath.
11
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, whole eggs and egg yolks until creamy.
12
Sift together the flour, cinnamon, cloves and ginger, and add to the cream cheese mixture; mix well.
13
Beat in the heavy cream and vanilla, then add the pumpkin and beat just until mixed thoroughly.
14
Pour the cream cheese batter over the prepared crust and bake on the middle oven rack for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
15
Allow the cheesecake to cool completely.
16
Place in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
17
Use a jack-o'-lantern template to decorate the cheesecake with the cocoa powder.
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Nutrition
Calories
450.00
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32.00g
Saturated Fat 19.00g
Trans Fat 1.00g
Cholesterol 160.00mg
Sodium 290.00mg
Total Carbohydrates 30.00g
Dietary Fibers 3.00g
Sugars 17.00g
Protein 8.00g
Vitamin A
110.00%
Vitamin C
6.00%
Calcium
6.00%
Iron
15.00%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
16 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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