Pumpkin cognac cheesecake

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1½ cup Finely crushed graham
Cracker crumbs
¼ cup Almonds; ground
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ teaspoon Ginger; ground
½ teaspoon Cinnamon
6 tablespoons Unsalted butter; melted
2 pounds Cream cheese; softened
1¼ cup Sugar
3 tablespoons Cognac
3 tablespoons Maple syrup
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
½ teaspoon Nutmeg
4 larges Eggs; at room temperature
¼ cup Heavy cream
1 cup Canned pumpkin
1½ cup Sour cream
3 tablespoons Sugar
1 tablespoon Cognac
1 tablespoon Maple syrup
½ cup Sliced almonds; toasted for
Garnish

IRWIN E.SOLOMON JJGF65A

PHILLY.INQUIRER

MARILYNN MARTER

FOR THE CRUST

FOR THE FILLING

FOR THE TOPPING

Generously grease a 10" springform pan with vegetable shortening..

To prepare the crust,thoroughly combine crumbs,ground almonds,sugar, ginger,cinnamon,and melted butter..Press firmly into bottom of the greased springform pan.Set aside.Heat oven to 250 deg..

To prepare filling,beat softened cream cheese smooth in mixer.Gradually add the sugar,beating until light and fluffy.Add cognac,maple syrup,ginger,cinnamon and nut meg.Blend well.Add eggs one at a time.Beat well after each addition.Add cream and pumpkin.Mix well.Pour filling into unbaked crust,and smooth the top.Bake for two hours,until soft but firm.Shake pan slightly.Cake should not wiggle.Remove and let cool on a rack for 30 minutes.After 20 minutes,heat oven to

350 deg.

To prepare topping.combine sour cream,sugar,cognac and maple syrup.Mix thoroughly.Spread topping on cooled cheesecake.Return assembled cheesecake to oven for 7 minutes.Remove and let cheesecake cool on a rack for at least 4 hours at room temperature before removing sides of springform pan. Garnish outer edge of cake with toasted almond slices.To serve,slice cheesecake with warm knife.Makes 12 or more servings..... Your Link To The Philly.Inquirer Irwin E.

JJGF65A 01/27/93 01:25 pm

FOOD AND WINE CLUB TOPIC: FOOD SOFTWARE TIME: 01/27 6:52 PM TO: IRWIN SOLOMON (JJGF65A) FROM: MARGE NEMETH (GNFK05B) SUBJECT: R-MM PHILLY CAKES

Irwin,

Another winner here!!! This looks great, I can't wait to try it, and I try ALL the cheesecake recipes on the boards, but my family ESPECIALLY loves pumpkin cheesecake...thank you once more!!!! FOOD AND WINE CLUB TOPIC: FOOD SOFTWARE TIME: 01/27 4:47 PM TO: ALL FROM: IRWIN SOLOMON (JJGF65A) SUBJECT: R-MM PHILLY,LOW-FAT

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