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Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

My improved dessert combines two things I love: pumpkin and cheesecake. This better-for-you version is the perfect ending to a wonderful meal. Visit my blog at www.HealthifiedMom.com for more great recipes like this one! Top with whipped cream, chocolate drizzle, or whatever your little heart desires!—Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + chilling
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vanilla yogurt or plain yogurt
  • FILLING:
  • 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
  • 1 large egg yolk, room temperature

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, mix cracker crumbs, brown sugar, cocoa and salt; stir in yogurt. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Reduce oven setting to 325°.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in pumpkin, sour cream, flour, vanilla and spices. Add eggs and egg yolk; beat on low speed just until blended. Pour into crust. Return pan to baking sheet.
  • Bake 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes. Loosen sides from pan with a knife. Cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight, covering when completely cooled.
  • Remove rim from pan.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 406 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 120mg cholesterol, 288mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (34g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • lvarner
    Mar 8, 2020

    I loved this recipe! It tasted great and would be perfect for fall and the holidays. I added some chopped pecans to the crust for added texture and flavor. The spices were just right. I topped each slice with whipped cream.