Cheesecakes

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce

4.6 from 32 votes
Learn how to make a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with my signature Pecan Praline Sauce perfect for the fall or holiday season!
Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce - Taste like Fall

Hi Bold Bakers!

It’s finally pumpkin season and that means plenty of amazing pumpkin recipes on Bigger Bolder Baking. First up, is a soft and creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake topped with my gorgeous Pecan Praline Sauce.

I feel like baked cheesecakes are a definite cold weather dessert. And of course pumpkin is a fall flavor, pair that with pecan sauce and you have a killer combo.

 


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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce

4.6 from 32 votes
Learn how to make a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with my signature Pecan Praline Sauce perfect for the fall or holiday season!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Learn how to make a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe with my signature Pecan Praline Sauce perfect for the fall or holiday season!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients


  • Crust
  • 1 ¾ Cups (7.5oz/ 200g) graham crackers smashed into crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup (4oz/120g). butter, melted
    Filling
  • 1 ½ lbs cream cheese (3x 8 oz packs), at room temperature
  • 2 Cups (15oz/430g ) can pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 3 eggs + 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 Cups (10 ½ oz/ 300g))sugar
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (recipe below)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Pecan Praline Sauce
  • 1 Cup (8oz/ 225g) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Cup (8oz/ 225g)Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup (8oz/ 225g)Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup (100g/ 3 ½ oz) Chopped Toasted Pecans
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • Whipped cream to serve
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice:
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • tsp Nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp Ground Ginger
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cloves
  • ½ tsp Ground Allspice
  • mix all together to make pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

  • For crust: Preheat oven to 425-degrees. In medium bowl, combine crumbs with the melted butter and mix until all crumbs become moist with butter. Press down flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set Aside in the fridge.
  • For filling: Beat cream cheese until smooth. on Medium speed slowly add the eggs and sugar until combined. Add the pumpkin puree, pie spice and vanilla. Beat together on High speed until well combined and thickened.
  • Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350-degrees and bake for 55-60 minutes. It should have a slight giggle to it when it’s baked.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours minimum. Preferrably overnight
  • For topping:
  • In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the butter, heavy cream, brown sugar and pecans; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low, Simmer until the sauce thickens, for about 5 minutes.
  • Take off the heat and set aside to cool.
  • Spoon over cheesecake and serve with whipped cream.
  • Enjoy this Big and Bold cheesecake!

Recipe Notes

Regarding the Pecan sauce : just gently bring to a simmer and take care not to cook for too long as the butter can separated. If you find you sauce to be 'watery' and not combined then this is why. You can bring it back to normal if you whizz it up with an immersion blender.

 

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Sherry Glisson
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Sherry Glisson
22 days ago

This Cheesecake is so good. I made one for Thanksgiving and my family begs me to make another one. I did one thing different though. I added a dash of pumpkin pie spice to my pecan praline sauce. Thank you Gemma.

Lshowman
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2 months ago

Loved this recipe! Had so many compliments and was the only dessert at my husband’s thanksgiving party that was devoured in minutes. Saved the left over sauce and used for ice cream sundae and again the compliments were overwhelming. Love all of your recipes, thanks for sharing!

Vicki Allen
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Vicki Allen
2 months ago

Loved the cheesecake but mine was soft… kind of hard to serve… what did I do wrong… FAMILY LOVED IT!!! Used block cheese… cooked til knife came out clean but really soft… HELP

RF74
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RF74
3 months ago

Read my mind, again! I was just thinking of baking one for this thanksgiving, searched here and I found this PERFECT recipe. Exactly what I want!
BTW, the new website is easier, even more professional and all the Tiffany blue color parts are so adorable!

Georgina
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Georgina
1 year ago

One of my top- favourite cakes to cook, give and to eat, such a delight! Thank you Gemma. I have a feeling this has now become a yearly affair with many more repeats to come 🙂

Member

Awesome recipe Gemma, thank you! Very esay to make! This one is a keeper.
I made it for our dinner guests on thanksgiving and they all liked it.

Dawn
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Dawn
1 year ago

Hi Gemma!
I made this today for our family Thanksgiving get together and it was a huge hit! Everyone raved about how amazing this cheesecake was. Thank you for yet another delicious recipe! Also, I LOVE watching your videos. I have learned so much. Keep up your inspiring work!

Bachman4
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Bachman4
1 year ago

This cheesecake was wonderful! Made it for Thanksgiving. I was very surprised that is wasn’t overly sweet. I will definitely be making this again…… Thanks for the great recipes Gemma I love learning from you!

Shannon
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Shannon
1 year ago

Should the sauce be made right before serving? Or should the sauce be on the cheesecake while it sits overnight?

Cynthia Sheppard
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Cynthia Sheppard
1 year ago

I have been making this recipe at Christmas time for the past 4 years at least and it is a big hit with everyone every time! Although I’ve never made the praline sauce to go with it, it’s amazing as is! (or with a little whip cream of course lol)

Ps: Gemma’s pumpkin pie spice recipe is what really makes it!!! 😉

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