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Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake Donna Morris

38 Ginger Snaps, finely crushed

finely chopped Pecans

cup butter, melted

Mix crumbs, nuts and butter and press on to bottom and 1 inch up side of 9 inch spring form pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes.

 

4 8 oz pkgs. Cream Cheese, softened

1 cup sugar

1 15 oz. can pumpkin

1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 tsp. vanilla

4 eggs

1 cup thawed Cool Whip

tsp. ground nutmeg

Beat cream cheese and sugar with mixer until blended. Add pumpkin, spice and vanilla. Mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing after each just until blended. Pour into crust. Bake one hour and 20 minutes or 1 hour and 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rum. Refrigerate 4 hours. Serve with a dollop of Cool Whip and a dusting of nutmeg.