Photo: Jen Causey, Food Styling: Gordon Sawyer and Tina Stamos, Prop Styling: Lydia Pursell
Prep Time
40 Mins
Bake Time
1 Hour 15 Mins
Chill Time
10 Mins
10 Servings

Even if you're not a huge pumpkin pie fan, it's hard to pass on a slice of this decadent pumpkin cheesecake. Sweet pumpkin is enhanced with warming spices and brown sugar, and perfectly balanced by the smooth, rich tang of cream cheese. Our pumpkin cheesecake recipe is easy to make, but we can almost guarantee, it'll be the first thing to disappear from the dessert table. 

How to Make It

Step 1

Make crust: Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter an 8-inch springform pan. Cover outside of pan with 2 layers of foil. Stir together all crust ingredients. Press into bottom and up sides of pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool on a rack.

Step 2

Make filling: With an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese and both sugars until light. Beat in eggs and yolks, 1 at a time. Beat in pumpkin, sour cream and vanilla. Reduce speed to low; beat in flour and spice. Pour into crust.

Step 3

Place cheesecake in a large roasting pan; fill pan with 2 inches of hot water. Bake until cake is set around edges but still slightly jiggly when lightly shaken (cheesecake will firm as it cools), 55 to 65 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool to room temperature. Cover and chill for at least 10 hours or up to 2 days.

Ratings & Reviews

Must try

August 10, 2015
I've made this one before from the AllYou magazine.  It's amazing, family and friends loved it!

goodrel8's Review

November 27, 2011
Excellent recipe. I used 1/3 each neufchatel, whole milk ricotta, and full-fat cream cheese. It was delicious. Make sure your springform pan is well-sealed with foil, though, to avoid the crust getting water in it.

WilVeg's Review

December 22, 2010
My sister and I decided to bring homemade dessert to our family gathering on Thanksgiving. This was our first time baking for our family and of course were a little nervous as our family never shy's away from an opinion. Needless to say the cheesecake was a HIT! It was a simple and easy recipe to follow and my sister and I look forward to making it once again. Thanks All You!

semenivka's Review

January 26, 2013

Coxsackie's Review

December 13, 2010
amazing cheesecake!! I never ate pumpkin before, and decided to taste this cake on my husband's urging and I was amazed.

hillbillyhobbit's Review

October 25, 2012