CHEESECAKE - for eddie c.
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 squares)
¼ cup sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
3 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 ¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional ground cinnamon – you know you want it!
In a bowl mix cracker crumbs and sugar, then add the butter and mix. Press onto and about 1 ½ inches up the side of a 9-in springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 5 – 7 minutes til it is set. Cool for at least 10 minutes.
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Add the pumpkin, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; mix well. Gradually beat in milk and eggs, just until blended. Pour into crust.
Bake a 350 degrees for 55 – 60 minutes or until center is almost set.
Combine the sour cream, sugar and vanilla; spread over filling. Bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Run a table knife around the outside edge of the cheese cake. Cool for another hour. Chill overnight. Remove the outside of the pan and let stand 30 minutes before slicing. Sprinkle cinnamon over the top – you know you want it!
This is rich cake – you can get 12 – 14 servings out of each cake. Enjoy!
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