Pumpkin and Caramel Swirled Cheesecake
November 13, 2011
"This is incredibly time-consuming, but totally worth it. Makes for an alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie for the holidays."
- Serving Size: 1 (219.5 g)
- Calories 477.2
- Total Fat - 26.8 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.8 g
- Cholesterol - 121.2 mg
- Sodium - 275.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 54.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
- Sugars - 41.9 g
- Protein - 8.4 g
- Calcium - 109.9 mg
- Iron - 2.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 4.6 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Preheat oven to 350F. Cover the outside of a 9-inch springform pan (2 3/4-inch sides) with aluminum foil to ensure it is sealed.
Finely grind crushed cookies, pecans and sugar in a food processor until fine crumbs are formed. Add melted butter and blend until combined.
Press crumb mixture into bottom and up sides of prepared pan.
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy.
Transfer 3/4 cup of mixture to a small bowl and cover; refrigerate until needed.
To the filling mixture in the bowl, add pumpkin, 4 tablespoons whipping cream, cinnamon and allspice and beat until well combined.
Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each addition.
Pour filling into crust (it should almost completely fill the pan).
Bake until cheesecake puffs, top browns, and center moves only slightly when jiggled, about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Transfer cheesecake to a rack and let cool 10 minutes. Run a small knife around the edges to loosen from pan and let cool completely. When completely cooled, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Bring reserved 3/4 cup cream cheese mixture to room temperature; add remaining 5 tablespoons whipping cream and stir to combine well.
Pour cream cheese mixture over top of cheesecake, spreading evenly.
Spoon caramel sauce in lines over top; run a knife through the lines to swirl caramel sauce into cream cheese topping.
If using sour cream, spoon into a pastry bag with a small star tip (do not stir before using) and pipe around edge of cheesecake. If using gingersnaps, place half-cookies around edge of cheesecake.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.