If you love pumpkin but are not a fan of the traditional pumpkin pie, or just would like to change your holiday desserts up, try this delicious pumpkin cheesecake. It has a wonderfully mild pumpkin flavor with nutmeg, allspice and cinnamon that taste and smell like the holidays.
This pumpkin cheesecake is perfect for any holiday entertaining. I love to serve this on Thanksgiving, instead of a pumpkin pie. My husband is the only one in our family who loves pumpkin pie, but he only ever eats one piece of it. I know that this cheesecake will not be around for long. Even though our children are not fans of pumpkin, they all love this cheesecake.
This cheesecake is not difficult to make, but it does require some patience. Once removed from the oven, the cheesecake needs to cool completely to room temperature before being refrigerated. You can make your cheesecake up to a week in advance. I usually make mine the weekend before Thanksgiving. It will keep beautifully in the refrigerator until you need it. Take it out of the refrigerator about an hour before you plan to serve dessert to allow it to warm up a little.
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