Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

Recipe: #32366

May 29, 2019

"A tasty and wonderful looking cheesecake for Halloween."

Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (234.2 g)
  • Calories 528.3
  • Total Fat - 21.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 260.2 mg
  • Sodium - 398.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 65.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.4 g
  • Sugars - 49.2 g
  • Protein - 18.3 g
  • Calcium - 301 mg
  • Iron - 2.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 3.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Combine wafer crumbs and butter; press onto the bottom and 1 inches up the sides of a greased 10-in. springform pan.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and sugars until smooth.

Step 3

Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.

Step 4

Whisk in pumpkin, cornstarch, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice just until blended.

Step 5

Pour into crust.

Step 6

Bake at 350° for 60-65 minutes or until center is almost set.

Step 7

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Combine topping ingredients; spread over filling.

Step 9

Bake at 350° for 6 minutes.

Step 10

Cool on a wire rack for 10 minute.

Step 11

Carefully run a knife around the edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer.

Step 12

Refrigerate overnight then remove from pan.

Step 13

In a saucepan, bring the sugar, cream of tartar and water to a boil over medium heat.

Step 14

Boil, without stirring, until mixture turns a light amber color and candy thermometer reads 350°.

Step 15

Immediately remove from the heat and stir.

Step 16

Cool, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until hot sugar mixture falls off a metal spoon in a fine thread.

Step 17

Using a spoon or meat fork, carefully drizzle syrup over waxed paper to form spiderwebs

Step 18

Cool completely.

Step 19

Place melted chocolate in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag.

Step 20

Pipe 1-in. spiders onto parchment or foil; cool completely.

Step 21

With remaining melted chocolate, pipe two or three dots on each web; attach spiders.

Step 22

Cut cheesecake; place a web on top of each slice and remaining spiders on the side.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.