Monday, October 1, 2007

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Caramel Sauce


It is that time of the year when pumpkin becomes popular and craved by many. Once again I turned to Allrecipes.com and I found this recipe. I added the caramel sauce to it and that made it even better! I can not wait to make this again for Thanksgiving!!!

INGREDIENTS
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 pinch ground cloves
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.

Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight. Cover with whipped topping before serving

Changes: After reading over some reviews I decided to use pumpkin pie mix instead of pumpkin puree since it already had the spices in it. I also added a little extra vanilla, cinnamon and sugar to the mix.

CARAMEL SAUCE

1 bag of caramels (14oz)
1 can of evaporated mix (12oz)

In a pan on the stove top heat up the caramels and evaporated milk together. Allow it to cool a little so it can thicken. Drizzle the caramel sauce over the cheesecake before serving and top with some whip cream. YUM!
PLEASE NOTE: If you do not want extra caramel sauce leftover when the cheesecake is gone you may want to halve this recipe.






11 comments:

Renea said...

That looks beautiful! I'll take a piece! :)

Elly said...

Mmmm, I love pumpkin cheesecake and this looks SO good.

DeborahSW said...

This looks WONDERFUL! A great twist on regular ol' pumpkin pie. :)

Sarah said...

Almost too good to eat... almost! :)

Trisha said...

that looks so pretty! this may be our Thanksgiving dessert!

MrsPresley said...

yum! i think i've found the next dessert i'm going to try :)

Amber said...

This looks wonderful!!! Great job!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh. This looks AMAZING!! :)

Carrie said...

That looks great, little extra on pumpkin pie.

Valli said...

Pumpkin Cheesecake is one of my favourites. It always turns out well too.

Spice N' It Up said...

That looks soooo yummy! I might have to try this recipe soon.