Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Creamy and perfectly spiced pumpkin cheesecake is topped with rich, sweet praline sauce and crispy pecans…  Pumpkin never tasted so good.

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Seriously.  Never.  At least as far as I’m concerned…

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So I’m thrilled to be sharing this alongside other bloggers as part of a full Thanksgiving menu:

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I never liked pumpkin flavor much as a kid; I was more of a chocolate person (you can see my all time favorite chocolate kahlua cake here if you are, too), but pumpkin has grown on me significantly in my adulthood.

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

And really, how can you go wrong with cheesecake?

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And praline sauce?

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

It would probably be delicious with homemade chocolate sauce, too… But nothing says fall to my belly like pumpkin dishes… and this one takes the cake cheesecake, that is. 😉

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

I first tasted this several years ago when my sweet friend (who loves to bake and has blessed me for years with calories desserts) made it for me.

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

I’ve tweaked a couple of little things, but essentially it’s that same cheesecake that now beckons me every year as soon as the air turns crisp and cool.

Perfect Thanksgiving dessert - praline pumpkin cheesecake: rich, creamy, spiced, and sweet via maisondepax.com #fall #recipe

This cheesecake screams fall.  And Thanksgiving.  Loudly.  Very very loudly.

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So I hope you enjoy it this year as part of our Thanksgiving Menu.

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Remember to visit all the other bloggers below for the rest of the meal!

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 1 3/4 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1/4 butter, melted
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 c canned pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/2 t ginger
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 24 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6T sugar
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 2 T evaporated milk or whipping cream
  • For the praline sauce:
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 1/2 T cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 2 T butter
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans

Instructions

    Crust:
  1. Combine all ingredients and press into bottom only of a 9-10" springform pan.
  2. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes.
  3. Remove crust and reduce oven to 300°.
  4. Filling:
  5. Mix 3/4 c sugar, pumpkin, spices, and salt. Set aside.
  6. Cream the cream cheese and 6 T sugar.
  7. Add cornstarch, milk, vanilla, and eggs to the cream cheese mixture. Beat well.
  8. Add pumpkin mixture to cheese. Mix well.
  9. Pour in pan and bake for 1 hour at 300° (until sides have risen; center will be soft).
  10. Turn off oven and let cool with door closed several hours.
  11. Refrigerate.
  12. Praline Sauce:
  13. Combine sugar and cornstarch.
  14. Add water and cook stirring over medium heat until thick and bubbly (about 5 minutes).
  15. Add butter and stir.
  16. Stir in pecans.
  17. Serve warm, poured over cold cheesecake.
  18. It's also delicious without the praline sauce... you just can't go wrong!
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Comments

  1. Sarah Langford says:

    This looks delicious! I cannot wait to make this this week during my “Dry run” thanksgiving dinner. Why is there a dry run you ask? Because my in laws (I’ve only been married for 6 months) are coming for thanksgiving this year and I need to be on my A Game. Thank you for making my life a little easier by posting creative but traditional recipes. You Rock!

  2. Oh, have mercy! This is one gorgeous looking pie. It also took me awhile to like pumpkin but I’m glad I’m finally on board :) Drooling over that praline sauce!

  3. this sounds SO good!

  4. I will take pumpkin cheesecake over pumpkin pie any day of the week! And this version looks fantastic. That praline sauce is calling to me! 😉

  5. I’ve always been a fan of pumpkin cheesecake, Rachel, but your version looks over-the-top divine! Not that I’m one to turn down chocolate, either, of course… 😉 Thanks so much for sharing this deliciousness as part of our Thanksgiving Menu Blog Hop!

  6. Oh my goodness, Rachel! This cheesecake looks sublime!!!! I want to reach right through this computer screen and grab a fork!!! Thanks for sharing and making me drool! xo

  7. Stopping by from Moonlight & Mason Jars link party. Okay I need to make this next week for the family, they will love it!

  8. There are so many wonderful recipes I would like to try, were looking for something different.

    Please stop by and link up your post to several parties I have going on. Also look for Wakeup Wednesday or Merry Monday Linky Parties would love to have your blog listed.
    Have a great day, Karren @Oh My Heartsie Girl

  9. Oh my word! Me and this cheesecake are going to need some alone time.
    Pinning, stumbling and doodling hearts on my printed recipe.
    Cheers,
    Stephanie

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Ha! You are too cute, Stephanie! So glad you think it looks yummy… I hope it lives up to the expectations! 😉

  10. That cake looks fabulous!
    This is on my Thanksgiving Day Menu!

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