Family recipe: How to make pumpkin cheese cake

Pumpkin cheesecake is a perfect desert to get you in the fall spirit! (Photo courtesy of Tumblr)

Maria Glotfelter

Staff Writer

2 8-oz packages Philadelphia cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs
1/2 cup canned pumpkin

Dash each ground cloves and

nutmeg 1 ready to use graham
cracker crumb crust (6 oz or 8
inch) Mix cream cheese, sugar,

and vanilla with electric mixer on
medium speed until well blended.
Add eggs, mix until blended. Stir
pumpkin and spread into 1 cup of
the batter. Pour remaining plain
batter in crust. Top with pumpkin
batter. Bake at 350 ̊ for 35 to 40
minutes or until center is almost
set. Cool, refrigerate 3 hours or
overnight. Serves eight.

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