Created by Galley_Wench on October 27, 2011
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step 2: Crust: Stir together the crust ingredients. Press to the bottom and 1 inch up side of ungreased 9-inch springform pan.
Step 3: Bake for 6-7 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack before filling.
Step 4: Cheese Cake:
Step 5: In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch and pumpkin pie spice; beat well.
Step 6: Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes, then turn the oven down to 350 and bake an additional 50 - 60 minutes; the edge is set but center still moves slightly. Remove from oven.
Step 7: Combine sour cream, sugar and bourbon (or vanilla extract) in small bowl; mix well. Spread sour cream mixture over surface of warm cheesecake; sprinkle sliced almonds on top. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes.
Step 8: Remove from oven and run a knife around the edge of the cake to loosen. Cool on wire rack. Refrigerate for a least 3 hours. Remove side of springform pan and serve.