Cheesecake ( kahlua marbled pumpkin )

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
¾ cup Gingersnap crumbs
¾ cup Graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup Powdered sugar
¼ cup Unsalted butter; melted
16 ounces Cream cheese; softened
4 Eggs
1 pounds Canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground ginger
¼ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
½ cup Kahlua

In bowl, combine gingersnap and graham cracker crumbs with powdered sugar and butter. Toss to combine. Press evenly onto bottom of 8" springform pan. Bake at 350~ for 5 minutes. Cool In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add granulated sugar and beat until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Transfer 1 cup mixture to separate bowl and blend in pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and Kahlua. Pour half of pumpkin mixture into prepared crust. Top with half of cream cheese mixture.

Repeat layers using remaining pumpkin and cream cheese mixtures.

Using table knife, cut thru layers with uplifting motion in four to five places to create marbled effect. Place on baking sheet and bake at 350~ for 45 minutes. Without opening oven door, let cake stand in turned-off oven 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool, then chill. Remove from pan.

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