NowAtHomeMom

love pink, spray paint, chocolate, cake and a good DIY

Paper Mache Deer HeadWant to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent CalendarWhite, Gold and Blue Wreath for the HolidaysVinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on HometalkHalloween Mason JarsCopper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for FallDIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy ContestMy New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEACrates an easy Toy Storage solutionHomemade Butcher Block CleanerHomemade Foot StoolFabric Covered PlywoodFabric Covered Cork board In Dining AreaBurlap WreathHow to make your Post-It’sHow to give your terra cotta pots an aged lookGold Home Office AccessoriesDIY mini kitchen rolling cartDIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counterA Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-lawIKEA bar stools spring makeoverComing up: next DIY projectsDIY personalized birthday mugDIY and organizing a pantry (part II)DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)3 easy Easter projectsLucky Gold ElephantDIY Desktop CarouselValentine Heart WreathDipped Wooden Spoons in paintMy Craft RoomMy Craft Room Organization and Storage ideasHow to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY projectBonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS IIEasy Homemade toy for our toddlerDIY projects: How paint makes a differenceIt’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decorInexpensive home made gifts for the HolidaysDIY Play dough for the HolidaysGift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paperDIY Christmas ornamentsHomemade snow globes using mason jarsDecorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlapAdvent Christmas CalendarDIY projects … slight obsession with RED part IISlight obsession with REDOups! What did I get myself into!IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)DIY Grow chartDIY ChalkboardReclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK deskThe Before and After of my old wicker basketsThe “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office
Paper Mache Deer Head
Want to impress a 6 year old? DIY a Latch Containers Advent Calendar
White, Gold and Blue Wreath for the Holidays
Vinegar Solutions you’ve gotta try on Hometalk
Halloween Mason Jars
Copper Leaf Lamp Makeover just in time for Fall
DIY Gold Leaf Wall Art + Apartment Therapy Contest
My New DIY Designer Pot and Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree from IKEA
Crates an easy Toy Storage solution
Homemade Butcher Block Cleaner
Homemade Foot Stool
Fabric Covered Plywood
Fabric Covered Cork board In Dining Area
Burlap Wreath
How to make your Post-It’s
How to give your terra cotta pots an aged look
Gold Home Office Accessories
DIY mini kitchen rolling cart
DIY project; a basket to organize my kitchen counter
A Homemade Mother’s Day Gift for my Mother-in-law
IKEA bar stools spring makeover
Coming up: next DIY projects
DIY personalized birthday mug
DIY and organizing a pantry (part II)
DIY and organizing a pantry (part I)
3 easy Easter projects
Lucky Gold Elephant
DIY Desktop Carousel
Valentine Heart Wreath
Dipped Wooden Spoons in paint
My Craft Room
My Craft Room Organization and Storage ideas
How to install a Pegboard in a craft room DIY project
Bonus room; soon to be craft/office room UPDATED STATUS II
Easy Homemade toy for our toddler
DIY projects: How paint makes a difference
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Snow and Christmas decor
Inexpensive home made gifts for the Holidays
DIY Play dough for the Holidays
Gift wrapping ideas for the Holidays with brown craft paper
DIY Christmas ornaments
Homemade snow globes using mason jars
Decorate your space for the Holidays with these 3 inexpensive DIY projects using burlap
Advent Christmas Calendar
DIY projects … slight obsession with RED part II
Slight obsession with RED
Oups! What did I get myself into!
IKEA BILLY Bookcase Revamped (simple and small DIY projects)
DIY Grow chart
DIY Chalkboard
Reclaimed my old brown IKEA LEKSVIK desk
The Before and After of my old wicker baskets
The “BEFORE” and “AFTER” of my small home office

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin cheesecake

cheesecake cheesecake pumpkin cheesecake pumpkin cheesecake recipe from House and home inspired pumpkin cupcake cheesecake

Believe it or not, I had never tasted pumpkin pie before and the idea never seemed very appealing to me. Most of the blogs I follow, have mentioned pumpkins this month in some dish or dessert, they all look delicious, so I thought, why not try one myself. Turns out well, I remember seeing a pumpkin cheesecake recipe on the October 2012 House and Home issue (page 205), the pumpkin cheesecake picture appealed to me (looked yummy and I LOVE cheesecake).

Remember, in one of my earlier posts, I did some sweet mini pumpkin cakes, but those weren’t made out of pumpkin, so I wasn’t scared of eating them! 🙂

pumpkin cheesecake

pumpkin cupcakes

This time, I have to admit, I was a little nervous when I went to the supermarket to get some ingredients because I wasn’t sure if I was going to like the cake and if it would turn out good enough  for us to eat, I am not an expert when it comes to cheesecakes or baking, but writing this blog has opened me to new experiences and for those who know me very well, you know I like sharing and eating. So, here it goes: please let me share with you this recipe, PUMPKIN cheesecake.

P.S.: No pictures of the whole-finished cake will be shown to you guys 🙁 , because I didn’t like how the entire cheesecake looked, it was ugly but yummy!

houseandhome.com  has a similar recipe in their website to the one in their October issue, you can get access to it via : http://houseandhome.com/food/recipes/pumpkin-pie-cookie-crumb-crust-recipe

Ingredients:

For the crust:

. 1 1/4 cups ground gingersnap cookies

. 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (I used the Lactantia, Semi-Salted Butter)

For the filling:

. 3 of the 250-g pkg. cream cheese (at room temperature)

. 1 cup granulated sugar

. 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour

. 1/4 tablespoon of salt

. 1 cup canned pumpkin purée ( I used E.D. Smith purée, recommended by my sister-in-law)

. 1/2 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

. 1/4 tablespoon of nutmeg

. 1/8 tablespoon of ground cloves

. 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract

. 3 large eggs (at room temperature)

. whipped cream (only for garnish)

ingredients for pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Directions:

. Start by preheating your oven at 350 degrees (if you have a convection oven, I recommend reducing the temperature by 25 degrees, we all have different ovens, so please make sure it doesn’t overheat

. Grease the pan (this recipe is for a 9” pan)

. Prepare the crust by mixing cookie crumbs with butter in a bowl until moistened

prepare for crust by crushing gingersnap cookies into bowl

. Pat evenly into the bottom of your pan to make your crust

. Bake for about 10 minutes (depending on your oven) until is browned

. Prepare the filling by mixing sugar and cream cheese in a bowl (or use a stand mixer fitted with a paddle), beat until is smooth.

. Add pumpkin purée, spices and vanilla extract to the mix and mix until is smooth

. Add 3 eggs to your mix until is all blended (add one egg at the time)

. Pour filling on top of crust, smooth out the top  (there was some filling left, enough to prepare 12 medium size cupcakes)

pour the filling for cupcakes

. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes at a lower temperature: 325 degrees or 305 degrees if using a convection oven.

bake pumpkin cupcake and cheesecake

. Let pumpkin cheesecake cool for 1 hour (House and Home recommends to let cheesecake cool in oven for 1 hour, then at room temperature and to cover and refrigerate)

. Add icing and/or whipped cream when serving

I served the pumpkin cheesecake Sunday evening after supper to my hubby and he loves caramel and chocolate, so, I heated caramel sauce for 10 seconds in the microwave and added on top of the icing and whipped cream with 1 chocolate chip (I was trying to imitate those big chefs, but did not succeed)

We both loved it, and I can now say, I am a fan of pumpkin cheesecakes! Hope, this encourages those whom are reluctant to try pumpkin in their cakes, to give it a try, like me!

Thanks again for stopping by!

IV

pumpkin cheesecake and whipped cream

Like 1 People Liked this
avatar
Category: Food
  • Wendy says:

    I have never had a pumpkin cake but I will have to try one after looking at these photos. Yummay! 😉

    October 23, 2012 at 12:34 am
    • admin says:

      Thank you! 🙂 nice to hear these comments! 🙂 If you try please let me know how it goes! 🙂 thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      October 23, 2012 at 12:41 am
  • Gabriella says:

    That looks delish! And such pretty pictures. 🙂

    October 23, 2012 at 4:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂

      October 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm
  • Pillows A-La-Mode says:

    Wow, I must try this!!! 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 if you do, please let me know how it goes for you, I was surprised I liked this! 🙂 thanks for stopping by!

      October 24, 2012 at 10:27 pm
  • Seasonsgirl says:

    Looks good 😉

    October 24, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much and Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      October 24, 2012 at 11:50 pm
  • The Porto Bellas says:

    Yummy!!! I myself am not AT ALL an expert when it comes to baking. But I have no excuses now: I just have to get my hands dirty & start experimenting 🙂
    -JulieB from ThePortobBellas.com

    October 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    Looks so delicious!!

    October 30, 2012 at 11:57 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much!!! 🙂

      October 31, 2012 at 12:09 am
  • Fuel The Body says:

    Looks awesome, and a tasty alternative to my usual pumpkin & pecan pie! I shall try this evening

    October 31, 2012 at 7:57 am
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! 🙂 Hope you like it as much as we did! let me know if you try it! 🙂 Thank you for stopping by! 🙂

      October 31, 2012 at 8:30 am
  • susannachristensen says:

    This looks so delicious!! Can’t wait to try:)

    October 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      🙂 thanks! 🙂 if you do let me know how you liked it! 🙂

      October 31, 2012 at 3:42 pm
  • Kristin Barton Cuthriell says:

    Yum! Looks great.

    November 6, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much & thank you for stoping by my blog! 🙂

      November 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  • albertocook says:

    I like this

    November 7, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  • petit4chocolatier says:

    This looks and sounds delicious! I love the crust with gingersnaps! What an incredible taste with the pumpkin : )

    November 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Yes it was! I was surprised at how much I love pumpkin!

      November 8, 2012 at 12:16 pm
  • sameerc19 says:

    they look so alluring.. loved this post

    November 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    • now at home mom says:

      Thank you very much! it was delicious 🙂 & thank you very much for visiting my blog and for the follow! I just went to check your site, like it a lot!

      November 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*