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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger Pecan Crust

Hello everybody! I said I would be mostly absent from my blogs due to Holidays, Family Commitments, etc... But I am here today to post about my baking adventures with my friends from The Cake Slice.

This year we are baking from"The Cake Book" by Tish Boyle . If you LOVE baking that book is a "MUST HAVE"! I really think so!!! I've gotten great recipes from that book and my husband feels like it was money well spent! How wouldn't he? When he gets to enjoy all the wonderful things I bake.

So, this month we voted to bake a delicious Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger-Pecan Crust. It is really, REALLY easy to make! Even if you have never made a cheesecake in your life. This cheesecake is also very forgiving! I had MANY MISHAPS (including having to postpone baking the batter for about 3 hours because I didn't have a roasting pan -which I was sure I did- for the water bath) while baking it and still turned out perfect! Beautiful! and with no cracks!!

The secrets for this cake to avoid cracking are the use of cornstarch in the batter which helps with the structure of the cake, baking it slowly in a waterbath and running a paring knife around it as soon as it gets out of the oven.

I am not going to share the recipe publicly this time! But if you are interested in making this delicious pumpkin cheesecake to impress anybody at Thanksgiving please send me an e-mail to: love.for.coffee@gmail.com and I will send it to you... Here in the blog I am choosing to invite you TO GET THIS WONDERFUL BOOK! Let's support authors and people who make our life sweeter! Don't you think?

So... I will share some pictures of my cake below. I also want to mention that registered it for a contest (There was a Thanksgiving dinner in the apartment clubhouse where I live and all registered desserts would participate in a contest) I didn't win but I didn't feel bad at all... MY dessert was the only one that was completely gone! And ... I lost to a "BANANA PUDDING FROM A BOX" Which was really SHOCKING! This cheesecake definitely should have won the prize! And it's not the fact that I made it why I say so! All the credit goes to the creator of this recipe ... Tish Boyle! ... It truly had no rivals that could compete with it in that contest!!! It was creamy, the flavors were balanced and still deep! The crust was just delicious and like no other crust for a cheesecake I've ever had! it tasted fresh and warm at the same time and to make it even better it was topped with homemade whipped cream and roasted sugared pumpkin seeds with a hint of cinnamon that just took it to a higher level. Just perfect to have with a cup of strong coffee I think.

I wish I could share a slice with you:






© Paloma King

16 comments:

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Sounds like you should have won the contest! I'm glad you enjoyed this recipe.

Paloma said...

Thanks!! :) I re-read my post and sounded pretty arrogant! LOL!... I didn't mean to sound like I made the best dessert... But I know I used an awesome recipe! The credit goes to the creator, Tish Boyle. (I just put it all together)

OvenDelights said...

Now I'm curious about this banana pudding, It must be really good considering its from a box and not from scratch.
I'm sure your cheesecake was fabulous! I haven't made this yet, but I'm hoping to make it for Thanksgiving, now that I have seen how gooood it looks!

Paloma said...

lol! Very funny! The whole point was that the banana pudding wasn't even good! I guess I should be closer to the judges like the lady who made the banana pudding was :)

you'll love the cheesecake... you'll see!! :D

Brownieville Girl said...

Pudding from a box - someone needs to have their taste buds assessed!!!!!!

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Paloma, your cheesecake looks wonderful! Perfectly done, you could have fooled me with all the mishaps!! Yes, I totally agree, this cake is fabulous. And I'm surprised that a mix from a cake box came out a winner! Brownieville Girl is right, someone got to to have their tastebuds assessed! :)

Emily said...

Love how you plated your cake in your pictures, very clean cuts!

You do have a winner!

Gloria said...

Your cheescake look delicious and amazing Paloma! gloria

Paloma said...

Thank you everyone!!! :D

I loved baking this cheesecake!!!

Looking forward to baking our next cake!

Paloma.

Heather said...

It looks great and I am so glad it turned out so well for you.

Cucina49 said...

I love your presentation! That trick of running the knife around the edge really works, doesn't it?

Stacie said...

Looking at those beautiful pics, you would never guess that you had so many mishaps...which I was grateful that you shared over at The Cake Slice blog...makes us all feel human!

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Medifast Products said...

How yummy!

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