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Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 06:02 PM

Anyone have a recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake ?
Thanks !

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    pangloss RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 06:09 PM

    Try epicurious site; it should have a Gourmet Mag recipe that is superb.

    Two tips to make it better than most:

    1) Use fresh spices (you can even buy the spices whole and grind them yourself to release their flavors.

    2) Most importantly: don't use the rubbery Philadelphia cream cheese: use fresh that you can get in bulk from delis. I've forgotten the brand but it is readily available.

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      Claudette RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 06:15 PM

      Cooks' Ill. has a great recipe: it's the regular basic cheesecake recipe but with the addition of whipping cream and de-watered pumpkin. Genius! Also, look at previous Chowhound threads for other recs.

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        akp RE: Claudette Nov 20, 2006 08:34 PM

        This version is great - I make it every Thanksgiving.

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        Procrastibaker RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 06:18 PM

        This is the one I use from Epicurious, I think (there are several). I sub gingersnaps for the graham crackers.

        http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

        1. oakjoan RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 06:24 PM

          I've made the Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake on the Epi website. I didn't use bourbon but subbed vanilla. I'm also sure that if one was serving children, one could boil the bourbon a bit to get rid of the alcohol and then use in recipe.

          It's an amazing cake. I've even made it using "lite" creamcheese and 2% yoghurt mixed with a bit of sour cream. Came out fine and still deelish.

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            Rubee RE: oakjoan Nov 20, 2006 08:18 PM

            I second the Bourbon Pumpkin cheesecake, I've made it many times - always comes out great.

            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

          2. dpnpt RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 08:37 PM

            Have been baking the Gourmet 1999 Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake since that issue came out. It is delicious and easy to make a day in advance. Good luck!

            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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              cwatts RE: Jimmy Nov 20, 2006 08:59 PM

              Another vote for the cooks illustrated recipe! YUM

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                Mel RE: Jimmy Nov 21, 2006 01:53 AM

                I am making this one which is fabulous... such a great pumpkin flavor without being overwhelming... i prefer to use pecans though.

                http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-...

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