A holiday alternative to pumpkin pie
This cheesecake has to be tried to be
believed. It was developed by Karen Reynolds, a charming lady, fine
programmer, and amazing cook.
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup butter,
2 1/2 lb packaged cream cheese,
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup sugar
3 Tbsp flour
3/4 tsp ground allspice
3/4 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 lb canned pumpkin
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
Preheat the oven to
Grease the bottom and sides of a
deep springform pan.
Prepare the pastry by stirring flour and sugar together in a bowl. Cut in
butter, egg yolk and extract. Work the dough (which will be very crumbly)
with hands to complete the mixing.
Evenly press the dough on the bottom and up the sides (to within
of the top) of the springform pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes,
or until golden brown. Remove and set aside to cool while preparing the filling.
Increase the oven temperature to
Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth and soft. Beat in the
sugars, flour, spices and pumpkin until well blended. Add egg yolks and eggs
one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla extract, beat
in well. Stir in the cream.
Pour filling into the pastry crust. Bake for 12 minutes. Without opening
the oven door, reduce the oven temperature to
degrees and leave the cheesecake in the oven for an additional 1 hour
and 15 minutes. At the end of the baking time, turn off the oven, but
leave the cheesecake sitting inside (without opening the door) until
the oven cools (about 2 to 3 hours). Remove from the oven, refrigerate
1 hour preparation, several hours baking.
Megatek Corporation, San Diego, California, USA
Recipe last modified: 3 Nov 87
From: email@example.com (Mark Thompson)
Subject: RECIPE: Pumpkin cheesecake
Date: 15 Nov 87 16:34:12 GMT
Organization: Megatek Corporation, San Diego, California, USA
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