Pumpkin cheesecake
Makes: 8” cheesecakePumpkin Cheesecake

2 cups graham cracker crumb
3 tbsp sugar
5 tbsp melted butter
1 Pound cream Cheese
2 cups pumpkin puree
¾ cup sugar
3 eggs
1 cup sour cream

Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Line an 8” spring form pan with parchment paper. On the outside of the cake pan wrap with foil up to the sides of the pan on the outside (this will prevent water from getting into the pan when baking the cheesecake mixture). Mix the graham cracker crumbs with the sugar and melted butter. Pour into an 8” spring form pan. Press the crumbs down into the bottom of the pan and the sides of the pan, you can use a measuring cup or spoon to push down the crumbs even more. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool for 5-10 minutes.

Cream the cream cheese, pumpkin puree and sugar until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, scraping the side of the bowl until all incorporated. Add the sour cream and vanilla and mix on low for 2 minutes. Pour the batter into the spring form on top of the crust. Make sure the batter is evenly distributed. Place the pan into a dish that can hold hot water 1” deep. Place dish with cheesecake into oven, pour hot water into pan once in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until there is a slight wiggle but not wet.