Recipe courtesy of Cooking Channel
Print
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
45 min
Cook:
1 hr
Yield:
20 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

For Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups of ginger crisps or gingersnaps, chopped fine or food-processed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/4 sticks of unsalted butter 
For Cake:
  • 28 ounces goat cheese
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt 
For Topping:
  • 2 cups roasted pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Sprinkle of sea salt

Directions

To Make Crust: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Butter bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan. Put a layer of parchment down to line the pan and butter again. 3. Stir together cookie crumbs, nuts and melted butter in a bowl until it holds together when you squeeze it. 4. Press mixture onto bottom of pan (about 1/4-1/2-inch thick). 5. Bake until golden. Cool completely on a rack. Leave oven on. To Make Cake: 1. In a stand mixer with a paddle, beat goat cheese and sugar until fluffy. 2. Add eggs 1 at a time. Scrape the bowl with a spatula. 3. Add vanilla, lemon juice, zest and salt and mix until combined. 4. Pour into cool crust and bake until cake is set and puffy around the edges but still moves in the center a bit when pan is tapped, about 30-40 minutes. Be sure to rotate your cake if needed if your oven doesn't distribute its heat evenly like ours does!! 5. Let cool. (Cheesecake will continue setting as it cools.) To Make Topping: 1. Roast halved pumpkins in the oven on a sheet with a little water, about an hour. 2. Scrape out the seeds and drain the pulp of as much excess liquid as possible. 3. In a pot heat the pumpkin, add the sugar and stir until it dissolves. 4. Add the juice and zest. Let cool. 5. Spread evenly onto cool cake, and cut into squares. Sprinkle a little sea salt on each serving.

Slice into squares and serve with a topping that complements the menu. We used a pumpkin puree that was spread evenly atop the cake, but any pureed seasonal fruit will work.

Series: Kitchen Conspirators Episode: Brooklyn Dinner (Ep. 4: Part 5)

Categories:

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Spinach, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Sausage and Goat Cheese Egg Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Roasted Fig Salad with Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Arugula

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

Goat Cheese and Pecan Tea Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

French Lentils with Walnuts and Goat Cheese

Recipe courtesy of Laura Calder

Goat Cheese and Red Pepper Frittata

Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen

Goat Cheese and Herb Stuffed Radicchio Leaves

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Roasted Beet Salad with Oranges and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Cheesecake Brownies

Recipe courtesy of Laura Vitale

On TV

Holy & Hungry

7:30am | 6:30c

Holy & Hungry

8:30am | 7:30c

Holy & Hungry

9:30am | 8:30c

Cheap Eats

10am | 9c

Cheap Eats

10:30am | 9:30c

Cheap Eats

11am | 10c

Cheap Eats

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Eats

12pm | 11c

Unique Eats

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Eats

1pm | 12c

Unique Eats

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Carnival Eats

8pm | 7c

Carnival Eats

8:30pm | 7:30c

Carnival Eats

9:30pm | 8:30c

Carnival Eats

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Carnival Eats

12am | 11c

Carnival Eats

12:30am | 11:30c

Carnival Eats

1am | 12c

Carnival Eats

1:30am | 12:30c

Carnival Eats

2:30am | 1:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here