Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake is a Thanksgiving must make! This is everyone's favorite here!
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup cinnamon flavored graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree I love freshly baked pumpkin (as shown above)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
3- 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons Amaretto
1/8 cup sour cream
Use oven-roasted, fresh pumpkin or good-quality canned pumpkin, not presweetened pumpkin pie filling.
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon Amaretto
1 teaspoon sugar
For the crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Butter a 9-inch springform pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
Combine the pecans, flour, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, butter, and egg yolk together in a large bowl. Press the mixture evenly onto the bottom of the springform pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Lower temperature on your oven down to 300 degrees .
For the filling: Combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, maple syrup, and Amaretto until smooth. Combine with the sour cream and pumpkin mixture. Pour over the prebaked crust. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, Cool.
Reset oven temperature to 350 degrees .
For the topping: Combine the sour cream, Amaretto, and sugar together in a small bowl.
Spread over the cooled cheesecake. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until well chilled. Remove from the springform pan and peel away the parchment paper. I sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the top before serving and a touch of whipped cream.
For more recipes using Pumpkin see links below:
Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Pumpkin Whip Dip Recipe
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Spice Rum Cookies
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
Baked Mini Pumpkin Donuts
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Tex Mex Pumpkin Corn Muffins
Pumpkin and Sausage Bow Tie Pasta
Pumpkin Rum Shortcake with Caramel
Pumpkin Drop Cookies
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts