Currahee Club’s Pumpkin Cheesecake

By | March 15th, 2017

Yield: 10 slices/1 10″ cake

Ingredients

2 cups granulated sugar
1.5 lbs cream cheese
3 ea eggs
3 ea egg yolks
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
12 oz pumpkin puree
1.5 cup heavy cream
½ cup cornstarch
2 cup graham cracker
½ cup butter melted

Procedure: 

  • Preheat the oven to 225F
  • In a mixing bowl add sugar, cream cheese, and pumpkin puree. Mix until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl add eggs, egg yolks, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, vanilla, heavy cream, cornstarch and mix it all together. Then combine this mixture into the first bowl and set aside.
  • In a third bowl make a crust. Using a food processor mix the graham crackers to a fine stage.  Mix in the melted butter on top of the graham cracker crumbs.
  • Pour the graham cracker mixture into the cake pan and press it down firmly and evenly, filling the bottom of the cake pan.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture into the crust.
  • Create a water bath by filling a baking pan with warm water. Place the cake pan into the water bath. Bake for 1 hour. To ensure the cake is fully baked, softly place the tip of a butter knife into the middle of the cake.  If the knife comes out clean, it is ready.
  • Keep the cake out to cool down to room temperature, about 1 hour before slicing into this delicious cake.

Recipe by Veejooruth Purlmessue, Pastry Chef, Currahee Club

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