Pumpkin Cheesecake

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen, 2007
Show: The Perfect 3 Episode: Cheesecake
TOTAL TIME: 5 hr 30 min
Prep: 15 min
Inactive Prep: 4 hr 15 min
Cook: 1 hr
 
YIELD: 8 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

CRUST:
    FILLING:
    • 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 (15-ounce) can pureed pumpkin
    • 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
    • 1/4 cup sour cream
    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
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    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    For crust:

    In medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

    For filling:

    Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.

    Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
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