It’s time to dust off the springform pan.
Two of our favorite fall desserts (hint: cheesecake and pumpkin pie) come together in a delicious way in this collection of recipes. They’re creamy, spiced, and absolutely decadent. While these recipes will be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, they also make a delicious holiday gift. Simply place one of these stunning cheesecakes on a beautiful tray (for your friend to keep) and wrap in large cellophane bag tied with ribbon. Viola! It will be one of their favorite gifts, of this we’re sure. Our Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake is the perfect option for those who can’t commit to just one kind of favorite pie. For the show-stopping kind, opt for our Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue—it will make their jaws drop when you place it before them. For a traditionalist, nothing but our classic Pumpkin Cheesecake will do. No matter which recipe you choose to bake you’re sure to have a crowd-pleasing fall dessert that’s almost too pretty to eat.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tart with Honey Swiss Meringue
A mile-high mound of meringue tops this pretty-as-can-be cheesecake tart. A toasted pecan crust is absolutely worth the effort here, so don’t swap it out for a store-bought variety. Classic pumpkin pie filling is spread over a delicious layer of cheesecake, then everything is topped with fluffy honey meringue.
Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecake
You’ll need to allow plenty of time for this recipe to come together (about 12 hours), though it will only require 20 minutes hands-on time. A combination of chocolate and cinnamon graham cracker crumbs give the super flavorful crust a dark hue. Give the canned pumpkin a spin in the food processor to ensure it’s nice and smooth for the filling. We topped our cheesecake with leaf garnish made from refrigerated piecrusts. See step 8 in the instructions for an easy-to-follow tutorial that will help you get the look.
Recipe: Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake
Can’t decide what pie to make for Thanksgiving? This recipe combines three favorites into one delicious dessert. Our Pumpkin-Pecan Cheesecake is one part pumpkin pie, one part pecan pie, and one part cheesecake. It’s a decadent treat that will be a hit with your holiday crowd.