Tuesday, December 28, 2010

One of my favorite cheesecakes I made in 2010.

A year ago I started making Pumpkin Infused Vodka. A bartender friend and I discovered how deliciously it went with Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur!
This year I decided to use that combination in Cheesecake & it came out great!

Pumpkin Bailey’s Cheesecake

1 to 1 & 1/4 cup graham cracker & ginger snap crumbs mixture
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) of butter, melted

24 oz cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
dash of salt
3/4 cup pumpkin puree (canned or fresh)
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cardamom
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur
3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Place cookies in a blender or food processor; process with on/off pulse until finely crushed.
Add to melted butter; stir. Press crumb mixture onto bottom of 9" springform pan; bake for 5 minutes, remove and let cool.

Beat cream cheese in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar, salt and cornstarch; beat until blended. Beat in pumpkin, spices, & Bailey’s. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared crust. Place pan on cookie sheet and bake 15 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 200°F (DO NOT forget - very important) and continue baking until it’s 150 degrees or until center is almost set up (about another 45-60 minutes) – the edges will be more firm and the center will be a bit wobbly. Let cool in warm oven about 15 minutes. Loosen edge of cheesecake; cool completely on wire rack. Refrigerate cheesecake, uncovered, 6 hours or overnight. Remove rim from pan and serve!

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