Give Your Fam The First Taste Of Fall

pumpkin cheesecake decorated with whipped cream

Can you believe that it’s already fall? It may not be too chilly yet, but in a few short weeks, you’ll start to see the leaves falling from the trees, and the days will become shorter and much chillier. While summer-lovers might be mourning, if you love fall, this might be the best time of year. So, how do you get into the spirit of the season? You have to give your family the very first taste of fall. A great way to do that is with a pumpkin cheesecake. Sure, you can always pick one up at the store, but why not try to make your own? Follow this super-simple recipe, and you’ll be cutting into a slice of the good stuff in no time at all!

The Ingredients

Before you do anything else, make sure you have all your ingredients together. Here are the things that you’re going to need:

For the crust:

  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted salted butter

For the filling:

  • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
  • 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Directions

Once you have all your ingredients, putting this cheesecake together is as easy as it can be. First, preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Then mix all your ingredients for the crust and push them down flat in your pie pan.

Next, beat all your filling ingredients together until the mixture is smooth. After that, spread it out onto the pie crust, making sure it’s all as even as possible. Put the pie in the oven for one hour. Take it out and let it cool for 15 minutes before covering it and putting it into the refrigerator for four hours.

Finally, take it out, and enjoy sharing it with family and friends. Everyone in your crew is sure to love this deliciously sweet recipe!