More Great Recipes: Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Sour Cream Topping

User Avatar
By kc10
Member since 2006

Serves | Prep Time | Cook Time


3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1-1/2 cup solid pack pumpkin
3 large eggs
1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
24 oz. cream cheese, cut into bits and softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoon heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon bourbon liqueur or bourbon if desired

2 cups sour cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon bourbon liqueur or bourbon, or to taste
16 pecan halves (for garnish)


In a bowl combine the cracker crumbs, the pecans, and the sugars, stir in the butter, and press the mixture into the bottom and 1/2 inch up the side of a buttered 9-inch springform pan. Chill the crust for 1 hour.


In a bowl whisk together pumpkin, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, salt and brown sugar.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer cream together cream cheese and granulated sugar. Beat in cream, cornstarch, vanilla extract, bourbon liqueur and pumpkin mixture; beat until smooth. Pour the filling into the crust, bake the cheesecake in the middle of a preheated 350° F. oven for 50 to 55 minutes, or until the center is just set. Let cheesecake cool in the pan on a rack for 5 minutes.


In a bowl whisk together sour cream, sugar and bourbon liqueur. Spread the sour cream mixture over the top of the cheesecake and bake the cheesecake for 5 minutes more. Let the cheesecake cool in the pan on a rack and chill it, covered, overnight. Remove the side of the pan and garnish the top of the cheesecake with the pecans.

Pairs Well With


The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

'CHEF' the Film Cookbook: Recipes from El Jefe
By CHEF the Film

6 Recipes

Disney's Tinker Bell Secret of the Wings Cookbook
By BakeSpace Fairies

6 Recipes

Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls