Transform an everyday evening into an extraordinary one with Spiced Maple-Walnut Cheesecake. This maple-walnut cheesecake includes yummy pumpkin pie spice.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
8 graham crackers
1 cup chopped PLANTERS Walnuts, toasted, divided
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar, divided
2 Tbsp. butter, melted
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1 cup maple syrup, divided
1/2 cup whipping cream
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 325°F.
Use pulsing action of food processor to pulse graham crackers, 3/4 cup nuts and 2 Tbsp. sugar until mixture forms fine crumbs. Add butter; mix well. Press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 10 min.
Beat cream cheese, pumpkin pie spice and remaining sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add sour cream and 1/2 cup maple syrup; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 1 hour or until center is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hours.
Bring cream and remaining maple syrup to boil in medium saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 to 12 min. or until reduced to about 2/3 cup, stirring frequently. Cool completely.
Drizzle maple-flavored sauce over cheesecake just before serving; sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Combine 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, and 1/8 tsp. each of ground allspice and ground cloves; use instead of the pumpkin pie spice.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g
Saturated Fat 17g
Trans Fat 1g
Total Carbohydrates 37g
Dietary Fibers 0.975g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* 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.