*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Grandma’s Pumpkin Cheesecake
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----CRUST-----
    1      cup           Graham cracker crumbs
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    4      tablespoons   Butter; or margarine -- melted
                         -----FILLING-----
   16      ounces        Cream cheese -- softened
      3/4  cup           Sugar
   16      ounces        Pumpkin -- 1 can
    1 1/4  teaspoons     Ground cinnamon
      1/2  teaspoon      Ground ginger
      1/2  teaspoon      Ground nutmeg
      1/4  teaspoon      -salt
    2                    Eggs
                         -----TOPPING-----
    2      cups          Sour cream
    2      tablespoons   Sugar
    1      teaspoon      Vanilla extract
                         Pecan halves -- 12 to 16
 
 CRUST:  Combine crust ingredients. Press into the bottom of a 9 spring form
 pan; chill.
 
   FILLING: Beat cream cheese and sugar in a large mixing bowl until well blended.
  Beat in pumpkin, spices and salt, add eggs one at a time, beating well after
 each.
 Pour into crust and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
 
  TOPPING: Meanwhile, for topping, combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread
 over filling; return to oven for 5 minutes. Cool on a rack and chill over night.
 
  GARNISH: each slice with a pecan half.
 
  SOURCE:  TASTE OF HOME Magazine; October/November 1994 issue;
 
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