Need the perfect fall dessert? You’ll want to try David’s easy Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. Find more recipes and tips from David here: http://qvc.co/_Davids_Recipes_.
Those big beautiful cheesecakes you see in bakeries are all baked with tender loving care and that care can take time. Well luckily you can still get your cheese cake fix with a recipe that takes less than an hour. Today I’m making my cheesecake bars that are all swirled with creamy pumpkin and are all set on a ginger crust.
Need a really quick dessert? Skip the gingersnap crust and buy a store bought graham cracker pie crust. Just buy sure to buy two pie crusts because you’ll have too much filling for just one pie crust.
2-1/4 cups finely crushed gingersnaps
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup canned pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3 (8-oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
To make the crust, preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan. Set aside.
Place the ground cookies, sugar, and cinnamon in a medium-size bowl and toss to combine. Add the butter and mix with your hands until evenly incorporated.
Place the crust mixture into the prepared pan and press tightly until the bottom of the pan is fully covered. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, set aside, and cool completely.
To prepare the filling, combine the pumpkin, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves in a medium-size bowl. Set aside.
Fit a stand mixer with a paddle attachment and beat the cream cheese until smooth and lump-free. Add the sugar and vanilla and mix until well combined. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until well incorporated.
Spoon about a third of the cream cheese batter into the pumpkin batter and mix until fully combined. Pour the remaining cream cheese batter over the baked crust. Spoon the pumpkin batter over the cream cheese batter. With the tip of a small spatula, swirl the two batters together until marbled.
Bake 32–36 minutes, or until the center is just set. Remove the cheesecake from the oven, and place the pan onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight. Cut into bars and serve.
For more fall recipe ideas, be sure to check out my homemade apple cider and my autumn spice parfaits. Both of those how-to videos are on YouTube and you’ll find the recipes on qvc.com by searching David’s recipes.