Pumpkin Cheesecake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, pumpkin, pumpkin cheesecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 286kcal
Author Dana at


For the crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs*
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • pinch salt

For the cheesecake

  • 24 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 recipe cinnamon stabilized whipped cream


For the crust

  • Mix all ingredients together. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

For the cheesecake

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl with an electric hand mixer, or in the bowl of a stand mixer, add the cream cheese and whip until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add in the eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Whip until combined. Take 1/3 of the mixture and add it to a small bowl, set aside.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice into the first bowl, and whip until combined. Pour half of this mixture over the graham cracker crumbs, smooth evenly. Add 3/4 of the vanilla cheesecake mixture on top, smooth out evenly. Add the remaining pumpkin cheesecake mixture on top of the vanilla, smooth out evenly, be careful and make sure to cover up all the vanilla mixture.
  • Using a teaspoon and the remaining vanilla cheesecake, make small dollops all over the top. Take a toothpick and swirl through the dollops to make a pretty pattern.**
  • Bake for 45-55 minutes until the center of the cheesecake is very slightly jiggly. Let cool on the counter for 15 minutes. Cover, place in the fridge to set overnight. Serve with whipped cream, or topping of your choice.


*Or two sleeves graham crackers made into crumbs in a food processor.
**Adding the pattern on top is optional. If you do not wish to do this, just layer the different colors, add all of the vanilla mixture to the middle layer. 


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 138mg | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3865IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1.2mg