Recipe courtesy of Duff Goldman
Total:
5 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
5 hr 10 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Gingersnap Cookie Crust:
  • 3 1/2 cups gingersnap crumbs (see Cook's Note)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Pumpkin Filling:
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Rum Cheesecake Topping:
  • 10 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Special equipment: A 9-inch pie plate (preferably deep-dish) and pastry bag

For the gingersnap cookie crust: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the gingersnap crumbs in a large bowl and drizzle half of the melted butter all over. Using your hand or a silicone spatula, mix thoroughly. Add more butter a little at a time until you can make a fist with the crumbs that retains its shape but is easily broken (not too dry, and not too wet).

Press the crumbs tightly into a 9-inch pie plate. A deep pie plate is much more suited to this task.

Bake until the crust feels quite firm to the touch, 20 to 25 minutes. Set aside and let cool.

For the pumpkin filling: Whisk together the milk, brown sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, whisking constantly.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs. Gradually add half of the hot milk mixture to the eggs, whisking constantly. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until thick, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in the pumpkin puree and salt. Pour into the pie shell and chill until set, 2 to 3 hours.

For the rum cheesecake topping: Cream together the cream cheese and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the cream, rum extract, egg, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla bean seeds. Mix until well combined. Use a silicone spatula to fill a pastry piping bag with the filling. Cut off the tip.

Pipe the cheesecake over the pumpkin filling, minding not to get too close to the crumb crust. Use a spatula to smooth out the topping to just meet the crust edge, being careful not to drag crumbs over the surface. Bake until the top is glossy and the center still wiggles, about 45 minutes.

Cook's Note

Whether your gingersnaps are store-bought or handmade, you will need approximately twenty-four 2-inch cookies to make the 3 1/2 cups of crumbs. The best way to make crumbs is to place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until you have semi-fine crumbs.

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