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Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake with an Oreo Pecan Crust | urbanbakes.com

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Oreo-Pecan Crumb Crust


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  • Author: Connie
  • Total Time: 5 hours
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x

Ingredients

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CHEESECAKE

  • 24 Oreos
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 7 oz. canned pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs

GARNISH

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 16 pecan halves (optional)

Instructions

CHEESECAKE

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.  Line 8×8 or 9×9-inch pan with aluminum foil allowing tab to extend over two opposing sides; set aside.
  2. Place Oreos in a large zip lock bag.  Using a rolling pin, crush Oreos until fine crumbs result.  A food processor may be used in replace of the rolling pin-method.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix Oreos, pecans and butter.  Press onto bottom of pan.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth.  Add pumpkin, sugar, spice, vanilla and eggs and beat on low speed until well combined.
  5. Pour over crust.  Bake for  40 – 50 minutes until center is set.
  6. Cool completely over counter.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or until ready to serve.

GARNISH

  1. In a chilled medium bowl, beat heavy cream and vanilla until still peaks form.  Place a dollop of cream onto each square.
  2. In a small bowl, melt chocolate in microwave at 30 second intervals until completely melted.  Stir after each 30 second interval to prevent scalding.
  3. Thinly spread melted chocolate over back of a large pan.  Refrigerate 5 – 7 minutes. Remove and set aside for 5 minutes.
  4. Using a sharp spatula, scrape away from you and against the chocolate at a 30° to 45° angle. Curls should form.  Place a chocolate curl and pecan on top of each dollop.  ENJOY!

Notes

  • If crumbs remain dry after adding butter, mix in another tablespoon of melted butter or margarine at a time.
  • Crumb crust is ready when pressed against the side of the bowl and stays in place.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes

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