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Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecake

Pumpkin Ginger CheesecakeThis pumpkin cheesecake has a memorable blend of flavors and will add extra flair to your holiday entertaining with family and friends.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 36 cookies)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Cheesecake:
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 (15-ounce) can LIBBY'S® 100% Pure Pumpkin
2/3 cup (5 ounce can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Topping:
1 (16-ounce) container sour cream, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crumbled gingersnap cookies

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Tightly wrap outside bottom and side of 9-inch springform pan with 2 pieces of foil to prevent leakage. Lightly grease inside of pan.
  2. For Crust: Combine cookie crumbs, granulated sugar and butter in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of prepared pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  3. For Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, ginger and cloves; beat well. Pour into crust. Place pan in large roasting pan; fill roasting pan with hot water to 1-inch depth.
  4. Bake for 65 to 75 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly.
  5. For Topping: Combine sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well.
  6. Remove cheesecake from water bath, leaving water bath in oven. Spread sour cream mixture over surface of warm cheesecake. Return cake to water bath; bake for 5 minutes longer. Remove cheesecake from water bath to wire rack. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool completely. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Top with crumbled gingersnaps. Remove side of pan.

Makes 16 servings

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/16 of recipe): Calories: 430 Calories from Fat: 230 Total Fat: 26 g Saturated Fat: 15 g Cholesterol: 95 mg Sodium: 300 mg Carbohydrates: 44 g Dietary Fiber: 2 g Sugars: 29 g Protein: 7 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.