Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 16 servings
 
Quite possibly the perfect fall dessert, this Turtle Pumpkin Cheesecake is completely decadent, smooth and creamy beyond belief. I dare you to take just one bite!
Ingredients
Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate animal cracker crumbs (about 30 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Filling:
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
  • 4 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce
Method
  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees. Wrap foil around sides and bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan. Spray bottom and sides of pan with cooking spray or grease with shortening. In a small bowl, mix animal cracker crumbs and melted butter. press mixture on bottom and one inch up sides of pan. Set aside.
  2. In another small bowl, mix flour, pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Set aside. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Gradually beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time at low speed just until blended. Beat in pumpkin mixture until smooth. Pour liquid over crust.
  3. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes or until outside of cake is set but center still jiggles slightly when shaken. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen the cheesecake. Turn oven off and prop door open at least four inches. Allow to rest in the oven for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Cool pan on cooling rack for an additional 30 minutes. Refrigerate at least six hours before serving.
  5. Just before serving, run knife around edge of pan to loosen cheesecake, remove side of pan. Sprinkle walnuts over top of cheesecake. In a small microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate and vegetable oil uncovered on High (100%) for 1 minute to 1 minute and 30 seconds, stirring once halfway through, until melted. Drizzle chocolate over walnuts. Drizzle with Caramel Sauce.
  6. Share and Enjoy!
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at https://www.unclejerryskitchen.com/recipes/turtle-pumpkin-cheesecake/