More Great Recipes: Cheesecake

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spicy Caramel Sauce

User Avatar
Member since 2012
Got a question about this recipe?
Use our BakeBot Ai Chat for instant answers.
No Video

Serves | Prep Time 15 minutes | Cook Time 45 minutes

Why I Love This Recipe

On October 9th, 2012, Tropical Foods had its Flavors of the Fall Recipe Contest with the culinary students at the Charlotte Campus of Johnson & Wales University. This recipe, Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Spicy Caramel Sauce, was created by Claudia Hazelwood and Candice Carter.

Ingredients You'll Need

¾ cup Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts®, ground
½ cup ginger snaps, ground
½ cup graham crackers, ground
1 stick butter, melted
1 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/8 tsp. cloves, ground

3—8 oz. cream cheese
15 oz. canned pumpkin, pureed
3 large eggs
1 cup white sugar
¼ cup honey
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/8 tsp. cloves
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
2 tbsp. flour

1 cup sugar
2 tsp. butter
½ cup heavy cream
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper



Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grind Tropical Food’s Buffalo Nuts® in a food processor until they are crumbs, but not paste.

Combine Buffalo Nuts®, ginger snap crumbs, graham cracker crumbs, light brown sugar, ground cloves and melted butter.

Press into prepared individual ramekins or a spring-form pan; set aside.


Beat cream cheese until smooth.

Add pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, spices, honey, vanilla extract and flour. Beat until well combined and pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 45 minutes for individual ramekins or 90 minutes for large spring-form pan, until middle is just set.

Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes.


Cook sugar in medium saucepan.

Add butter, cream, and cayenne pepper to combine.

Pour over cooled cheesecake.

Questions, Comments & Reviews

The Official "Burnt" Movie Cookbook
By Burnt Movie Cookbook

7 Recipes

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

6 Recipes

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

7 Recipes

Mixed Berry Tart
Mixed Berry Tart
Slutty Brownies
Slutty Brownies
Torta Cubana
Torta Cubana
Hi, I'm BakeBot.

Way beyond a chatbot, I can seamlessly interact with BakeSpace recipes and cookbooks, making modifications and answering cooking questions a breeze.

FYI, I’m new, still in beta and you are among the first to chat with me. If you notice a glitch, let us know.
Want to create a recipe? Try our BakeBot AI Recipe Maker!