Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe 

 Originally Written: September 14, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

As I was going around few stores yesterday, running errands and picking up supplies, I realized that the season is starting sneak up on all of us just a little bit faster each year.Place after place surprised me with fall displays and mountains of pumpkins. It does seems a bit early – it is only mid September – but the way time flies these days, it will be here before we know it. So – here is one of my favourite cheesecake recipes. The difference in this one is the use of crystallized ginger – it gives the cheesecake a little different flavour and I think you will love it!

Pumpkin Cheesecake:


Crumb Crust:

  • 1-1/4 cups of graham wafer crumbs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon


  • 1 – 14 oz. can of of canned pumpkin
  • 1 lb. of cream cheese – softened
  • 1-1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice


  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream – whipped
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped crystallized ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a bowl,m mix together crumb crust ingredients and press firmly into bottom and up half sides of 9″ springform baking pan
  3. Start making hte filling by mixing together canned pumpkin and cream cheese until smooth
  4. Stir in remaining ingredients
  5. Pour into springform pan and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. Turn oven off and allow cheesecake to cool for in the oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight
  8. Make topping and either cover the cooled cheesecake with it, or serve with a dollop of it on the top of each slice. Sprinkle topping with crystallized ginger if you wish.


Hope you have enjoyed this recipe – please send in your comments. suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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