I won't make this again. I made it for a dinner party and no one really liked it. It was very pumpkiny. Almost tasted like pure pumpkin. It wasn't very sweet, and it didn't have enough spices. I couldn't taste the ginger at all. The presentation wasn't very good because the top was all cracked and water accumulated on the top. The cheesecake wasn't very creamy. It actually looked plasticy.
Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake
mf245001 Posted: 12/01/09
smith3576 Posted: 12/28/09
This was really good. I gave it a 3 and not a 5 because I made so many changes based on the reviews. I made a gingersnap crust instead of the graham - I couldn't have imagined it without it since the cheesecake doesn't have much ginger flavor in it. If you use the graham cracker crust, I would definitely up the ginger in the filling. We only had 1/3 fat cream cheese, so used 16 oz of this. I added cinnamon, fresh nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice too. We chilled it overnight before eating, but it was best 2 days later.
judithrus Posted: 12/24/08
I found the special sugar called for in this recipe and it definitely added to the flavor/presentation. The whole family loved this cheesecake. Next time I might add a little more pumpkin pie type spices. This was a nice alternative to a higher more traditional cheescake.
kara229 Posted: 11/29/08
Just made for Thanksgiving and was the hit of the day. Family raved! Only changes were I didn't have enough graham crackers so I used a few gingersnaps to make the crust so no additional ginger added also reduced the ginger a little bit in the filling. Texture was the creamiest. A real keeper.
Annelisa Posted: 11/29/08
This was great! I lightened the recipe by using 1.5 blocks fat free cream cheese and .5 block 1/3 less fat. I also added 1/2 tsp cinnamon to both the crust and filling. I baked it in a 10in pie pan, and it tasted just like pumpkin pie, but creamier. I will definately make this again.
ZeeMox Posted: 12/08/08
Wasn't such a great recipe... my roomie thought there was too little pumpkin, I thought there was too much. Whatever the case, we both agreed that it was decidedly "not good." It's not exactly terrible, but even a light recipe isn't worth the calories if you're not enjoying it. I think I'll try one of the other CL pumpkin cheesecake recipes next time around. With more spices, this might have been a winner.
phirefly23 Posted: 02/01/09
I made this as a dessert for superbowl sunday. It was much enjoyed. To me, I thought it could have used more ginger and pumpkin flavor and maybe some gingersnaps in the crust. Overall good pumpkin cheesecake though - and easy!!
bbarrese Posted: 12/21/08
Made this for Thanksgiving dinner with my in-laws - it was the dessert that everybody loved, and my BIL wouldn't let the leftover leave the house. I'm making it again for Christmas with my family. Couldn't find the special sugar, so I used raw sugar at the end.
1323kk Posted: 10/27/09
I loved this recipe. I did change it a bit though. For the crust I just did gingersnaps and egg white. Easier and better flavor. Also I added way more spices. I added cinnamon, nutmeg, the ginger it calls for and some pumpkin pie spice. It turned out amazing. I cut it and froze individually wrapped slices. They were just as good when thawed in the fridge.
farmerjudy Posted: 11/26/10
This is really wonderful, pretty quick and easy! Having made this for the past 3 Thanksgivings however, we have made a few additions that enhance the flavor for us. We use 1/2 ginger snaps and 1/2 cinnamon graham crackers in the crust. Plus we add more ginger to the crust and the filling. We also like a more pumpkin pie flavor so add a bit of cinnamon and nutmet to the filling. We are fortunate to be able to use our own pumpkin grown here on our farm, a Nantuckett Long Pie Pumpkin. Absolutely delicious!
ekmroark Posted: 10/16/11
Had same reaction as mf245001. Was not a real hit at the dinner party I took this too. However, it was better a few days later. I didnt like that it was runny on top and more of a pumpkin taste than anything else.