Monday, October 1, 2012

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe - Gluten Free

Happy Pumpkins

Some of my Cranberry Morning readers may remember this post, but I thought it was time to share it again. If you like pumpkin, I'm pretty sure you'll love this cheesecake! What's really fun is to serve both the Caramel Apple Cheesecake and the Pumpkin Cheesecake - both great autumn desserts.

 Pumpkin Cheesecake, just out of the oven

Caramel Apple Cheesecake and Pumpkin Cheesecake,
Chilled and ready to serve

For this photo, I snitched just a wee slice before guests arrived.
It's amazing what lengths one will go to for a blog post!

Pumpkin Cheesecake - Gluten Free, Recipe:


1 pkg. Gluten-free ginger snaps, crushed (about 1.5 cups crumbs). I bought Mi-Del from Walmart
3/4 c. ground hazelnuts
3 T. brown sugar
6 T. unsalted butter, melted

Preheat Oven to 325 degrees F. Grease (cooking spray) a 9-inch springform pan.

Toss gingersnaps, hazelnuts, brown sugar, and melted butter until mixed. Press this mixture onto the bottom and a little up the sides of the springform pan.

3   8-oz. packages of cream cheese, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. canned solid pack pumpkin
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream
1/3 c. maple syrup
1 T. vanilla extract
3/4 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. ground allspice
4 eggs

With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and brown sugar until fluffy. Stir in pumpkin. Mix in the cream, maple syrup, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla. Beat eggs in, one at a time. Mix all until smooth.

Pour batter into prepared crust (above). I also set it on a cookie sheet because my springform pan was filled right to the top. I was supposed to bake it in the preheated oven for 90 minutes, but it took a good 120 minutes before it was done enough.

Remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for an hour, then refrigerate several hours before serving. I made mine in the afternoon of one day and served it the evening of the next day, so it was well chilled.

I'm kinda on a cheesecake kick. I hope it doesn't last long. I don't want to have to purchase an entire new wardrobe!

This is a great recipe to serve guests. 
See how small those pieces are cut?
That way, they can have one of each!


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Trace4J said...

Good Morning
Oh could ya please pass me a piece to go with my coffee.
I will def try this. Looks wonderful.
Thanks for sharing.
Happy Fall

Unknown said...

Good Morning!
That looks very nice and tasty. Wouldn't mind a piece to my coffee now :-) Have a lovely week!

MadSnapper said...

i gained weight just looking at the gorgeous photos and they do look delish.

Yenta Mary said...

I remember this cheesecake, but there's nothing wrong with tempting me with it again other than I don't have any to eat RIGHT NOW!!! And I love that you use the gingersnaps for the crust; Jeremy and his dad are both purists, and have never let me tinker without causing a fuss. Of course, they still eat whatever I make! They just have to tell me how much they love the original version ... oy!

Parsley said...! I think I gained some pounds just reading and I'm not teasing when I say my stomach just growled!

Chatty Crone said...

I have to agree - that looks so beautiful and YUMMY!

Ruth Kelly said...

Sounds delicious only I have no one to share it with.

bj said...

ummmm, sounds perfect for Thanksgiving....
Every time I come to your place, I have to go to the fridge and get a handful of cranberries...:))))

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I do remember it and it was fabulous! Thanks for the reminder, it's time to make it again!

Kathy Shea Mormino, The Chicken Chick said...

Hi Judy!
Thank you for linking this blog post up at the Clever Chicks Blog Hop, it looks delicious!!

I hope we see you back next week!

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

laurie said...

What beautiful cheesecakes.They look so perfect!

And I know what you mean about posts...everybody knows I have to take a picture before they can eat!

Denise said...

Will definitely try this.

Paulette said...

The cheesecakes look delicious!

Unknown said...

I do remember this one!! I need to actually try and make it this year too!!!

Anonymous said...

That really does look delicious! said...

Thanks for this great recipe. I’ve started a Gluten-Free Share Page on I would love it if you visited and shared this (and any of your other gluten-free recipes, experiences, and ideas). I hope to see you there.


Ladies Holiday said...

Every summer my family and I take a trip to the cheesecake factory and many calories later we've had our fill of cheesecake for the year, but this summer we didn't make it- so I think I'll start a new tradition- pumpkin cheesecake in the fall- thanks for sharing. I host a blog link up on Friday "Photo Friday" and you are welcome to add this or any other photos (can certainly be part of a post) that you'd like. Cheers!


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