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I found a recipe for a pumpkin swirl cheesecake a couple of years ago and made it for thanksgiving. when i moved last year i lost the recipe. i know it was from pilsbury and i checked the website and the recipe they have calls for gingersnaps and molasses.....the one i had did not. im afraid that if i try to make my own recipe it might not turn out....any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks
It sounds like the gingersnaps and molasses would be used for the crust. My suggestion is to make your favorite pumpkin pie recipe and swirl it in the cheesecake. Bake as usual. It should bake with no problem. Both are custard like recipes and should bake nicely together.
When the tides of life are against you
And the current upsets your boat
Don't think of things that might have been
Just lay on your back and float
Ed Norton 1954
This may be close to what you are looking for. I got this from Sunset magazine many years ago. It satisfies both the cheesecake and the pumpkin pie lovers in my family.
Marbeled Pumpkin Cheesecake
1. Crush enough cookies to make 1 3/4 cups crumbs. In a 9-inch cheesecake pan with removable rim, mix cookie crumbs, granulated sugar, and butter. Press over bottom and about 1 inch up pan sides.
2. Bake crust in a 325° oven until slightly browner, about 15 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a food processor or in a bowl with a mixer, blend cheese, brown sugar, and eggs until smooth. Spoon 1/2 cup of the cheese mixture into a small bowl. Add five spice and pumpkin to remaining cheese mixture and mix well.
4. Pour pumpkin filling into hot or cool crust. Drop rounded tablespoons of the reserved cheese mixture onto the pumpkin filling. With a knife tip, swirl to marble the white and orange mixtures.
5. Bake in a 325° oven until the center barely jiggles when cake is gently shaken, about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack. Cover and chill until cold, at least 2 1/2 hours. Run a knife between cake and pan rim; remove rim.
Note: Can make cheesecake up to 2 days ahead. Serve cheesecake with sweetened softly whipped cream flavored to taste with Chinese five spice seasoning or chopped crystalized ginger.
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