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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake

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You have to try the Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake for your next Thanksgiving or even any other occasion as it’s outstanding.

Why do we eat pumpkins on Thanksgiving?

Northeastern Native American tribes grew squash and pumpkins. The Native Americans brought pumpkins as gifts to the first settlers and taught them the many uses for pumpkins. This led to serving pumpkin pie at the first Thanksgiving in America about 50 years later.

Yield: 10 slices

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake

An image of a pumpkin cheesecake and one slice on a cake lifter

Prep Time 20 minutes
Bake Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Cooling Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes



  • 1½ Cup Tennis Biscuits (crushed)
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter (melted)


  • 1 cup Pumpkin (cooked & pureed)
  • 2 x 226g Packages Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Sugar / Sugar Alternative (for diabetic friendly)
  • ½ cup Milk / Cream
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. All Spice
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Whole Eggs plus 1 Yolk (beaten)
  • 2 Tbsp. Flour


  1. Mix the biscuits with the butter.
  2. Press down into the baking dish.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes at 180C / 350F.
  4. Allow it to cool.
  5. Whisk cream cheese until smooth.
  6. Add the vanilla essence and remaining ingredients and whisk well.
  7. Pour the pumpkin filling into the cooled biscuit base.
  8. Bake at 180C / 350F for an hour.
  9. Switch the oven off and leave the cake in the warm oven with the door slightly open for a further 15 minutes.
  10. Remove and allow to cool.
  11. Serve and enjoy!!


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Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 495Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 150mgSodium 442mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 8g

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Are you familiar with the History Behind Pumpkin Pie?

Pumpkin pie is extremely popular in America and Canada. But where did our obsession with pumpkin pie begin?

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake


Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated on various dates in the United States, Canada, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays to occur in Germany and Japan.

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