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Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake

A wonderful combination of pumpkin and cream cheese topped with chopped pecans and brown sugar is a special dessert all will enjoy at your next family gathering or holiday party.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted butter

Pralines

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Cheesecake

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (30 ounce) can LIBBY'S® Easy Pumpkin Pie Mix

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Crust: Combine graham cracker crumbs and granulated sugar in large bowl.
  3. Stir in butter. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan.
  4. Pralines: Combine nuts, brown sugar and water in same bowl. Reserve 3/4 cup praline mixture for topping.
  5. Sprinkle remaining praline mixture over crumbs in pan.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
  8. Cheesecake: Beat cream cheese, brown sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in same bowl.
  9. Beat in eggs. Beat in pumpkin pie mix.
  10. Spoon over nuts and crust.
  11. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until edge is set but center still moves slightly. Sprinkle with reserved praline mixture.
  12. Bake for an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until center is set.
  13. Run knife around edge of cheesecake. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  14. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  15. Remove side of springform pan.

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 1 hr 10 min | Yield: 16 servings

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Nestlé and meals.com


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