Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust


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Why I Love This Recipe

This recipe came to me several years ago from an online friend.I have made it,at the request of my entire family,every Thanksgiving since.


Ingredients You'll Need

Crust:
1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter,melted

Cheescake:
3 packages(8 oz.)cream cheese,softened
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups solid pack pumpkin
2 eggs
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Topping:
1 cup(8 oz.)sour cream,at room temperature
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Directions

For crust:Combine cookie crumbs,sugar and butter in medium bowl.Press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9 inch springform pan.Bake in a preheated 350* oven for 6-8 minutes.Do not allow to brown.Remove from oven;cool.


For cheesecake:Beat cream cheese and sugars in large bowl until fluffy.Beat in pumpkin,eggs and evaporated milk.Add cornstarch,cinnamon and nutmeg;beat well.Pour into crust.Bake at 350* for 55-60 minutes or until egde is set but center still moves slightly.


For topping:Combine sour cream,sugar and vanilla in small bowl.Spread over surface of warm cheesecake.Bake at 350* for 8 minutes.Cool on a wire rack.Chill several hours or overnight;remove sides or pan.16 servings


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