Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Brooke Cooks - Layered Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake



Brooke's Layered Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

I created this recipe this past weekend and I LOVE it.  It tastes great and is such a perfect fall treat (plus, it looks pretty).  I'm really proud of this one :)

Ingredients
3 packages cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
8 oz pumpkin puree
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Crust
1 Tb butter
1/2 box graham crackers

Topping
1 egg
2 Tb butter, melted
1 tsp milk
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 Tb white sugar
2/3 cup chopped pecans

Pie Crust
For the crust, place crackers in a ziplock bag and mash until crumbled.  I used the bottom of a salad dressing bottle for this.  Melt butter, mix with crumbs, and press into the bottom of a springform pan.  

Pie Filling
For the filling, first make sure your cream cheese is room temperature.  If it is cold, it won't get smooth and creamy and you'll end up with chunks in your pie.  Beat cream cheese with sugar, vanilla, and eggs.  Measure out about 1 cup of filling and spread on the bottom of crust.  To the remaining filling, add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon.  Beat until throughoughly mixed.  Pour remaining filling into pie crust.

Bake at 325 for 35 minutes.  Remove, cover with pecan topping (recipe below), and return to over for an additional 10-15 minutes.

Pecan Topping
For topping, beat eggs until foamy.  Add butter and sugars.  Mix, then add nuts.  Pour over top of baked pie (then finish baking).  


Topping, not yet baked

Unbaked pie going in the oven



9 comments:

Jessica D. said...

this looks unbelievable! thanks for sharing!

Sarah B. said...

OOOOH yum!

Megan Harmeyer said...

OH EM GEE! That looks WAY better than the dessert I just posted. LOL YUM!!!!

Brooke said...

Jessica, how sweet of you!! I hope you have the chance to try it - it was so good. I'm going to make it again this weekend - this time with some fresh whipped cream to go with it :D I love your adorable icon, btw :)

Thanks Sarah!

Megan, just as delicious (looking) as yours - although really, I don't think anything is as good an apple (apples are one of my top 5 favorite foods!)

Lisa said...

I love those delicious looking layers. There's actually a pumpkin link-up going on at Moms Crazy Cooking. You should go link this cheesecake up.

dailypolish said...

YUM! you should try paula dean's recipe for gooey cake. i make it every thanksgiving using pumpkin. it's sooo unhealthy (it uses so so much butter and an entire block of creamcheese) but it's DELICIOUS! you can also make it with peanut butter and chocolate...but my favourite is with pumpkin!

xo
sara

Aurora's Nails said...

Oh my gosh. I hate cheesecake, but these pictures seriously make me want to try this cake--it looks delicious!

Tina @ MOMS CRAZY COOKING said...

Thanks so much for linking up your recipe to This Week's Cravings. I LOVE LOVE pumpkin! (please don't forget to add a link back to the linky party in your post)

We appreciate you sharing your recipe, so Thank You again!

Next Monday is Thanksgiving Cookies & Treats, please come share another recipe with us then.

kellie said...

mmmm .. delicious. *drools*

 
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