Pumpkin pie, meet cheesecake. Cheesecake, meet pumpkin. Nothing screams Thanksgiving more than pumpkin pie. However, I just can’t eat that much pumpkin baked inside a pie crust, which is why cheesecake is the perfect pair. Together they form one pie with the best of both worlds. The cream cheese gives the pumpkin a smooth, silky texture that just melts in your mouth. I guaranteed this pumpkin cheesecake will be the creamiest cheesecake you’d ever had. And the turtle topping? Gives an nutty explosion of flavor that contrasts with that smoothness. Don’t expect any leftovers.
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake
Baking tip: To prevent cracks, open the oven slightly at the end of 90 minutes and let the hot air come out of the oven until it’s at room temperature and then take the cheesecake out.
See those air holes in the cheesecake? That’s a sign of a super light cheesecake that’s creamy and silky! Seriously, after taking it out from the fridge I plopped down and ate it straight from the pan.