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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce
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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cinnamon Caramel Sauce

A light and fluffy Japanese-style pumpkin cheesecake recipe topped with a rich cinnamon and nutmeg infused caramel sauce. The perfect easy fall dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 230kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cheesecake:
  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Separate 6 eggs. Place the yolks in one bowl and the whites in another bowl.
  • Whip one 8 oz. block of room temperature cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add whipped cream cheese to the egg yolks along with 1 cup of pumpkin puree, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 tsp. vanilla. Mix until all the ingredients are combined.
  • Place the egg whites into a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and beat on medium-high speed with the whisk attachment for 7 to 8 minutes or so or until the meringue has formed stiff peaks.
  • Add the meringue to the pumpkin batter one scoop at a time. Fold the meringue in slowly until it is all incorporated. Be careful not to mix too vigorously or mixture will fall.
  • Spray an 8-inch cake pan generously with cooking spray.
  • Pour the cheesecake batter into the sprayed pan and spread evenly.
  • Wrap the cake pan in aluminum foil and place into a cake pan. The round cake pan should fit snugly into the cake pan. Pour an inch or so of water into the rectangular cake pan being careful not to get any water in the cheesecake batter.
  • Carefully place the cake pan into the oven and bake for 40 minutes. Once it has baked for 40 minutes, turn off heat and keep in oven for an additional 15 minutes.
  • Once the cheesecake has baked remove from oven and let cool completely.
  • Caramel Sauce:
  • Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add 3/4 cup or so of dark brown sugar (can use regular brown sugar) into the butter, stirring constantly. Once the sugar has melted, slowly add 1/3 cup or so of heavy whipping cream. Whisk this mixture constantly to prevent burning. Once the caramel sauce has reduced a bit and is creamy add 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. nutmeg, and a generous pinch of salt. Remove from heat
  • Cut the cheesecake into pieces and drizzle with the desired amount of the caramel sauce.

Notes

Cream cheese must be room temperature.
Regular brown sugar can be used instead of dark brown sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 142mg | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 5100IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.2mg