Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
For the pie crust
: In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker
crumbs, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the melted butter by folding it in with a spatula. Press the crust mixture down flat into the baking sheet. Set aside.
For the filling: Using a paddle attachment in a stand mixer
, cream the cream cheese until it is light in texture. In a separate large bowl, combine the eggs, yolks, sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg
and vanilla bean
seeds. Once combined, pour the mixture into the cream cheese
on a slow speed until combined. Add the Pureed Roast Pumpkin
and combine until smooth. Drizzle
in a couple of tablespoons of the Caramelized White Chocolate.
Once the pumpkin mixture has fully combined, pour it over the prepared crust, then swirl the remaining Caramelized White Chocolate into the pumpkin mixture.
Bake the cheesecake uncovered until set, about 1 hour. Remove from the oven and refrigerate for at least 2 to 3 hours, or overnight, until set and completely cold.
To serve, cut the cheesecake into desired portion size and shape. Mix together the creme fraiche and ground cinnamon until combined. Shape into quenelles (using a teaspoon, scoop the creme fraiche and, with another teaspoon, shape it into an oval or football shape) and place it on top of the cheesecake
the orange segments with granulated sugar. Using the blow torch, brown the sugar until it is bubbly. Place the sugared orange
segments on each piece of cheesecake and grate
a little cinnamon over the top.
Propane gas torches are highly flammable and should be kept away from heat, open flame, and prolonged exposure to sunlight. They should only be used in well-ventilated areas. When lighting a propane gas torch, place the torch on a flat, steady surface, facing away from you. Light the match or lighter and then open the gas valve. Light the gas jet, and blow out the match. Always turn off the burner valve to "finger tight" when finished using the torch. Children should never use a propane gas torch without adult supervision.