Saturday, October 13, 2012

The Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake

The other day my sister and I were talking about her vacation to Las Vegas.  They have gone for quite a few years and she said there are so many things to do in Vegas that you would never get bored!  She also said they ate at The Cheesecake Factory.  I've never been to Vegas or The Cheesecake Factory, but hopefully one day I will :)  My husband's birthday is this week and being that he loves cheesecake I thought I would see what flavors they have to offer.  As soon as I saw the Pumpkin Cheesecake, I knew that was what I wanted to make!

Ingredients are as follows:
Recipe adapted from Top Secret Restaurant Recipes  

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1 1/2 C  graham cracker crumbs
5 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 Tbsp. sugar

3 (8 ounce) cream cheese, at room temperature
3/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 C pumpkin
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Pumpkin Pie Spice

whipped cream, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a 10" Springform Pan.

Mix the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar together. Press into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for five minutes then set aside.

Cream together the brown sugar, cream cheese and vanilla.

Add eggs in, one at a time, until all three are completely incorporated.

By hand, stir in the pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.

Pour on top of the crust. 

Bake for 55-60 minutes (I baked mine for a little over 60 minutes and I ended up with some brown spots on top, which I peeled off because they looked ugly, lol.)  Do not open the door while it's baking...only check on it towards the end.  After it's done baking, leave it in the oven, crack the door about an inch and allow to cool for one hour.  Then put it in the fridge & allow to cool overnight.

Garnish with some fresh whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Slice, serve and enjoy!



  1. Looks absolutely delicious! I love pumpkin pie so might have to give this a go!

  2. Yum! I LOVE Pumpkin Cheesecake! This looks like a better recipe than mine.:) I'm ready to try it!

  3. I'm in love with pumpkin and cheesecake - can't go wrong combining the two. Looks just heavenly. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yummy! Pumpkin cheesecake is one of my favorites!

  5. This looks delicious! Definitely one to try :)

  6. Oh my this is sooooo drool worthy!! Thank you for sharing it on Manic Monday!

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  8. Your cheesecake sounds delicious!!! And looks beautiful!

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  10. I'm so hungry and this would hit the spot...I just know it would!
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    Smart! School {House}

  11. Yum, yum, YUM! Did I mention this looks yummy! Okay, I have a weekness for anything pumpkin, but this looks and sounds amazing. This recipe is defintiely going on my MUST-TRY list :) Thanks for sharing....I found you at the Creative Thursday linky party. Have a wonderful day.


  12. Chesecake Factory is sooo good! This looks awesome. Thanks for sharing at MTM!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Sounds fabulous and perfect for a fall birthday! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  15. Oh my, I love the pumpkin cheesecake at the Cheesecake Factory! This looks delish! Pinned. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.

  16. I have been looking for a 'seasonal' dessert to take to a potluck later this week. Eureka! I am going to make this yummy dessert. Thanks so much for sharing.

  17. I LOVE this recipe, and it would be perfect for my new link party. This link party is called 'Required Ingredient Recipe Link Party' and I'll be holding it every Sunday, starting right now.

    The idea is to focus on a single ingredient each week and I'm starting off with cheese because everyone loves cheese!

    I'm planning to do a ton of promotion to get this link party off the ground, so any recipes you post should get lots of attention.

    Regardless of if you link up or not, I'm pinning this recipe! Yum!

    Hope to see you at the link party...


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