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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.

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
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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake

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  • Author: EsmeSalon.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: 10 slices 1x
  • Diet: DiabeticDiet

Ingredients

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Crust

  • 1 1/2 cup Tennis Biscuits (crushed)
  • 8 Tablespoons Butter (melted)

Filling

  • 1 cup Pumpkin (cooked & pureed)
  • 452g Cream Cheese (2 packages)
  • 1 cup Sugar / Sugar Alternative (for diabetic friendly)
  • 1/2 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

Instructions

  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!!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 495
  • Sugar: 24
  • Sodium: 442
  • Fat: 34
  • Saturated Fat: 18
  • Unsaturated Fat: 13
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 42
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 8
  • Cholesterol: 150
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Thanksgiving

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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Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake

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2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Pumpkin Cheesecake”

  1. This pumpkin cheesecake looks and sounds absolutely amazing! Seems simple enough for me to handle. I’ll be pinning to save to make for our Thanksgiving meal.






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