Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Saturday, October 5, 2019
If you love fall flavors then this Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake is going to be your new favorite dessert to make especially around the holidays.

This decadent cheesecake is creamy and has a fluffy smooth texture that really becomes an addicting taste.

Did you ever taste a little, then a little more and still had to keep tasting it to identify all the flavors because it's so delicious and unique? That's what I found myself doing with this cheesecake dessert.

The pecan crust, cinnamon, Amaretto, and pumpkin spice flavors just are a sensational blend of flavors.

The first time I made this cheesecake wasn't a holiday and it was such a big hit, I decided it had to be saved for Thanksgiving or Christmas, I even made it for a New Years Party!

If you have a nut allergy just substitute pumpkin seeds, I've had to do that when bringing it a party and not knowing every guest to be safe.


Pumpkin season is always my favorite and I always keep freshly roasted pumpkin on hand along with pecans in the freezer (it keeps them fresher all year long).


If you love pumpkin season as much as we do and no time to bake you need to try my 4 ingredient pumpkin cake or instead of pumpkin pie, try these easy oatmeal pumpkin spice bars they're fabulous!


The Italian twist of Amaretto just compliments this pumpkin delightful cheesecake and goes great with espresso.


Scroll down to get this yummy recipe and do tell me your thoughts when you make this one! We love it!





this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.










Decadently Easy To Make!



Even if you aren't a baker, my super easy instructions will have this decadent beauty on the table in no time.


Just follow the easy instructions on how to make this perfect Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake, it's easier than you think.


I will also give you some tips along the way.


First I would love for you to try making your own pumpkin puree its so easy, either bake it or do it in a slow cooker.




this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.




Stays Firm and Light Inside



This cheesecake is firm and slices up perfectly.


I love to add a little cinnamon and sugar on top, it glistens and sure makes it look pretty.


I just mix some regular granulated sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and add to an old spice shaker, I usually keep the empty ones during the year for this reason.


Perfect to use to sprinkle on cookies like snickerdoodles too!




this is how to make an amaretto pumpkin cheesecake from scratch with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and baked into a pecan crust in a springform pan





Tips



Always preheat the oven for around 25 minutes.


Add a pan of water in the lower rack inside the oven while baking to keep the moisture in the oven.


Line your springform pan with parchment paper, cutting to fit for easy removal.




this is how to make Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake. This is a slice of the Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake on a white dish with graham cracker pecan cinnamon crust.




Read all instructions First!



Wrap the bottom of the springform pan with foil so nothing will drip out while baking.


Oil spray any areas you may have missed with parchment paper.


Keep this cheesecake in the refrigerator at least 3 hours before removing for the pan.





this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.




Oh, That Crust!



If you are a serious cinnamon lover, you will love this crust.


The nuts, cinnamon, and delicious cracker crumbs are heavenly with this pumpkin filling.


I love the crust on this cheesecake, it really shouts fall flavors and the perfect dessert.


If you want a show stopper dessert, make this cheesecake.




this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.




Ingredients You Will Need for Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake


  • Crust
  • pecans
  • all-purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • cinnamon-flavored graham cracker crumbs
  • unsalted butter softened
  • egg yolk
  • Filling
  • pumpkin puree
  • brown sugar
  • eggs, beaten
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • salt
  • cream cheese
  • maple syrup
  • Amaretto
  • Optional:almond extract
  • Topping:
  • sour cream
  • Amaretto
  • sugar





This is the cream cheese batter fro making an Amaretto Cheesecake in an industrial Kitchenaid Mixer




The Filling




You always wait until the cream cheese is at room temperature before starting your recipe.


Make sure you beat the cream cheese until it's light and fluffy with no lump.


If you are not a fan of Amaretto you can use almond extract or even another flavor that goes well with pumpkin.


We are big fans of the flavoring and sometimes I even use both the extract and some Amaretto for a stronger flavor.


When cooking with alcohol, it cooks away while baking.



this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.



Other Suggestions:



For anyone that has nut allergies, you can substitute a nut-free source like ground roasted chickpeas, nut-free roasted pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds.


You can also substitute the Amaretto with vanilla extract or maple extract.


The cheesecake filling can be adapted to however you like.


Using the basic ingredients, flavorings can be changed, however, the cinnamon really gives this the fall pumpkin spice flavors and it's the character.





this is a pin for later pumpkin cheesecake with pecan crust and Amaretto flavored





Try some of my other Pumpkin Recipes




Pumpkin Pistachio Biscotti
Glazed Pumpkin Spiced Breakfast Scones
Pumpkin Mini Turnovers
French Pumpkin Mini Muffin Puffs
 Italian Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Cake Mix Cookies
Crockpot Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Roasted Pumpkin Puree
Savory Pumpkin Cheddar Scones
Pumpkin Pie
Easy Pumpkin Cheese Pie
Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
Pumpkin Fritters
Baked Pumpkin Pecan Donuts





this is how to make a pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon graham cracker crust baked. This is an Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar topping. This easy recipe shows you how to make this decadent pumpkin cheesecake step by step. The crust, filling and topping is all baked from scratch using a spring form pan.





Cheesecakes



We love this pumpkin cheesecake.


Through the years I have made mini cheesescakes, Ricotta Cheesecake, no bake cheesecake, slow cooker cheesecake and a favorite from my hometown a copycat Manny's Strawberry cheesecake.


I always love to bake this Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake in the fall when the smell of cinnamon and spices waft throughout the house while it's baking shouting Autumn.


The cinnamon graham crackers, pecans, delicious cinnamon, and sugar topping and everything that goes into this cheesecake make it super fall delicious.


The Amaretto gives it just the right almond flavor that pairs so well with pumpkin.


This Italian American style cheesecake will make your Holiday tables super special.


This is a great tradition to start in your family just like ours baking a favorite dessert for the Holiday.


This Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake is a nice addition to the Thanksgiving tables for that decadent slice of the perfect fall dessert.




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this is how to make an amaretto pumpkin cheesecake from scratch with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and baked into a pecan crust in a spring form pan









Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Yield: 12
Author:
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 1 H & 10 Mtotal time: 1 H & 30 M
This is the perfect combination of flavors for a fabulous fall Cheesecake! Pumpkin and Amaretto are a match made in heaven with this creamy filling and pecan crust.

ingredients:

  • Crust
  • 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
  • Filling
  • 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
  • Optional: 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/8 cup sour cream
  • Note: Use oven-roasted, fresh pumpkin or good-quality canned pumpkin, not sweetened pumpkin pie filling.
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon Amaretto
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • instructions:
  • For the crust:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 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 the temperature on your oven down to 300 degrees.

instructions:

How to cook Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. Combine the pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, maple syrup, and Amaretto and extract if using, until smooth.
  3. Combine with the sour cream and pumpkin mixture. Pour over the pre-baked crust.
  4. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, Cool. Reset oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  5. For the topping: Combine the sour cream, Amaretto, and sugar together in a small bowl. Spread over the cooled cheesecake.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let stand for 15 minutes.
  8. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until well chilled.
  9. Remove from the springform pan and peel away the parchment paper.
  10. I sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over the top before serving and a touch of whipped cream.
Calories
375
Fat (grams)
29
Sat. Fat (grams)
17
Carbs (grams)
26
Net carbs
14
Sugar (grams)
15
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this is how to make an amaretto pumpkin cheesecake from scratch with pumpkin puree, cream cheese and baked into a pecan crust in a spring form pan



Don't Forget to Try My Other Favorite Cheesecake Recipes!



Manny's Copycat Strawberry cheesecake






this is how to make Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake. This a freshly baked whole cheesecake of the Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake on a white dish with graham cracker pecan cinnamon crust.



Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2019.

50 comments

  1. Pecan crust, pumpkin cheese...wow..could I come over for a cup of tea? ;-))

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  2. wow what a beautiful pie!! Excuse me but this pie is for thanksgiving day!! Did i have understand well?
    Good recipe claudia have a nice WE

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  3. Claudia,
    You nailed this one. Home Run!!!

    What can be better than a creamy amaretto cheesecake! Amazing!

    Bon appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

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  4. I love the continuation of flavors in this - the pecans in the pie crust - the maple syrup in the filling. Now this is a cheesecake fit for Thanksgiving!

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  5. Perfect! I love pumpkin pie and one of my favorites is cheesecake. This helps the holiday diet since coupling the pumpkin with the cheesecakes means I only have to eat one piece instead of 2 (pumpkin then cheesecake).
    I've got to try this one.

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  6. What a wonderful treat! I love the amaertto flavor here!

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  7. This is a beautiful pie! I love the combination of pumpkin and cheese. Very new combo to me but worth a try.

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  8. This looks amazing...and perfect for the holidays! I'll have to try it!

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  9. Your Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake is a decadent, delicious dessert. Smooth and creamy, it is one of the tastiest and most elegant ways to end any meal.

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  10. Oh my, pumpkin cheesecake sounds terrific for the coming celebration! Thnaks for the recipe.
    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Enjoy!
    Kristy

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  11. Love the amaretto addition to this cheesecake. Hope I can find time to make it, if not it will be a great treat after the Holiday.

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  12. The amaretto in this cheesecake is a winner! A fabulous Thanksgiving dessert..

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  13. My husband insists he doesn't like pumpkin, but this baby may just the one that wins him over!

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  14. Oh my word! What an incredibly delicious looking cheesecake. Pecans, pumpkin and amaretto?! Amazing! :)

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  15. I'm so glad I'm making pumpkin cheesecake for Thanksgiving or I'd be crying after seeing this! It's cheesecake heaven!

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  16. Wow, this is just fantastic...wonderful flavor combination :)

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  17. What a great twist on pumpkin pie! This sounds amazing! I love amaretto.

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  18. This is just Heaven!! I can't imagine a more delectable or beautiful cheesecake! I must try this! Thanks for a gorgeous recipe :)

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  19. I love pumpkin desserts that seem a little different... sometimes you have to go beyond pie! Looks fabulous!

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  20. Amaretto and maple...just lovely. I can see why this cheesecake has become a tradition. ;)

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  21. my goodness, everything on your Thanksgiving table has amaretto in it!! may i please come next year? i promise to contribute amaretto, too! ;)

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  22. This is a gorgeous cheese cake! I wish I could get my family to try something new for the holidays, they always want the traditional meal.

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  23. That is so awesome. I love the pumpkin shaped mold. What a cool looking pie!

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  24. Oh wow, that looks so moist and creamy, and I looove amaretto :) You seduce me constantly with your desserts.

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  25. Yum! This sounds delicious with the amaretto addition & the topping! Great recipe!

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  26. My step mom loves amaretto! This one looks like a keeper just for her!

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  27. Mmm I love amaretto, but would never think to put it with pumpkin!

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  28. Creamy goodness of amaretto and pumpkin? Count me in. Sadly my imagining the flavor just isn't enough to kick my craving for this. Please send fed ex.

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  29. Everything about this cheesecake looks just heavenly!!

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  30. Oh, that sounds and looks so delicious! I wish I had a piece right now! Cheesecake is my favorite!

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  31. I love this flavor! It is so perfect for Thanksgiving!

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  32. The cheesecake looks scrumptious...perfect recipe to bake in this pumpkin season...makes a great dessert for get together

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  33. I am a pumpkin fanatic. In fact, just this morning I baked a pumpkin loaf, and have already enjoyed a slice with my coffee for lunch. This cheesecake sounds divine, and I know we would love it.

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  34. I never thought about using amaretto this way. I can imagine how the flavor is. I hope to make soon.

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  35. Oh my, what a delicious, rich and decadent looking cheesecake that is. Love that cinnamony top :-) Perfect to make during the holiday season.

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  36. Oh my goodness!!This looks and sounds super delicious and tempting!! Can't wait to give it a try :)

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  37. Now this is my favorite cheesecake recipe. I bet those flavors are amazing! Cannot wait to try this! Love! Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

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  38. Pumpkins, pecans, amaretto , wow. What not to loved about this pie. Looks like a perfect cheesecake with some evening tea

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  39. Your cheesecake recipe is really great! Wow and wow, this is so delicious and it makes my mouth watering.

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  40. Oh my goodness, this sounds like the perfect Holiday dessert!!! I love the addition of the amaretto too (me and my hubby are both amaretto lovers in drinks and sweets!).

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  41. Cheesecake is our favorite dessert and this one has all the fall flavors! I'm thinking this would be perfect on the dessert table for Thanksgiving.

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  42. I love cheesecake and pumpkin and amaretto but I never would have thought to put them all together! This sounds amazing - I might make it for Thanksgiving!

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  43. I love Amaretto anything. What a wonderful combination with pumpkin, pecans. I bet this was gone in an instant.

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  44. What a great holiday dessert. Has all the right Fall flavors. Hubby and I love amaretto and adding it to the pumpkin cheesecake makes it an extra special treat.

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  45. Oh wow Claudia! Your cheesecake looks amazing!! You know how much my family and I enjoy cheesecake...this Autumn-inspired dessert would be a hit in our house :D

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  46. Tis the season for pumpkin!! I am loving the sound of this cheesecake!

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  47. Yummy! This cheesecake sounds fab! I love the amaretto too! My mom adds it to her pumpkin and sweet potato pies sometimes and it tastes amazing so I know yours must be good! Can't wait to try it!

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