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Pumpkin Cheesecake Extravaganza

Original Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2007

Twist courtesy of my mom’s influence on me to always make things my own.

This is my husband’s favorite dessert.  It being his birthday, I wanted to whip this up specially for my knight in shining armor. Happy birthday sweetheart 🙂



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


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


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

For crust:

In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

For filling:

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat
together until well combined.
Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap
and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Prep Time: 15 min
Inactive Prep Time: 4 hr 15 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min

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