Praline Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients

1 1/2cups graham cracker crumbs
1cup ginger snap crumbs
1stick butter
1cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
6tablespoons butter or margarine
1cup chopped pecans
3packages cream cheese (8oz)
1/2cup sugar
1/2cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1can pumpkin (15 oz)
4-- eggs
1/4cup evaporated milk
3tablespoons flour
2tablespoons maple syrup
2tablespoons pumpkin pie spice

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325.

For crust:  Combine crumbs and butter. Press into lightly greased 10" springform pan.  Bake 15 minutes.

For topping:  combine sugar and butter in small bowl.  Stir in pecans.  Set aside.

For filling:  Beat cream cheese and sugars in large bowl until fluffy.  Beat in remaining ingredients until smooth.  Pour over crust.

With rack in center of oven, bake cake about 1 1/2 hrs or until sides pull away from pan and center is almost set.  Sprinkle topping over cake and  bake 10 minutes longer.  Leaving cake on same racki, broil 1-2 minutes or until sugr carmalizes and edges of cheesecake are golden brown.  Cool in pan to room temperature before removing sides of pan.  Yield 16 servings.