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Baked Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce - Taste like Fall
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Sauce
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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 servings
Author: Gemma Stafford
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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours minimum. Preferrably overnight
  5. For topping:
  6. In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stir together the butter, heavy cream, brown sugar and pecans; bring to a boil.
  7. Reduce heat to low, Simmer until the sauce thickens, for about 5 minutes.
  8. Take off the heat and set aside to cool.
  9. Spoon over cheesecake and serve with whipped cream.
  10. Enjoy this Big and Bold cheesecake!

Watch the Recipe Video!

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.