Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake
* 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened * 1/2 cup white sugar * 1 teaspoon vanilla extract * 2 eggs * 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust * 1/2 cup pumpkin puree * 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon * 1 pinch ground cloves * 1 pinch ground nutmeg * 1/2 cup frozen whipped topping, thawed
1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.2) In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Blend in eggs one at a time. Remove 1 cup of batter and spread into bottom of crust; set aside.
3) Add pumpkin, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg to the remaining batter and stir gently until well blended. Carefully spread over the batter in the crust.
4) Bake in preheated oven for 40 minute to 45 minutes, or until center is almost set. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.
Optional: Cover with whipped topping, or ice cream before serving (I usually like to keep these on the side so people can decide for themselves).
After all is said and done the whole project should only take you a little over an hour including prep-time.
No one in our family can resist a good cheesecake, and nothing beats a special Pumpkin treat once the Holidays roll around.
Who's in charge of holiday baking at your house?
What are your favorite holiday treats?
What treats have you been enjoying the most this holiday season?
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