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Guest Post: Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

Posted Jan 12 2014 6:00am
Hi guys! Today I have a special post for you guys - a guest recipe post from mom and baker Kristine!

Hello everyone, I'm Kristine Williams, a mom who loves to bake and has a strong passion for writing, and fortunately for me, Sabrina has been kind enough to let me share my writing on her wonderful blog. So today, I'd like to share with you a Thanksgiving dessert my family has every year, my Pumpkin Cheesecake! 
I absolutely love fall, and that is in no small part because of the Holidays. Thanksgiving has always been a favorite of mine. It’s wonderful to get the whole family together under one roof and share a delicious meal. 
While there is certainly no shortage of delicious recipes for Thanksgiving dinner, today I’m going to share my personal favorite, my Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake. 

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?
If you would like to guest post on Living, Learning, Eating, email me at livinglearningeating AT gmail DOT com!
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