Monday, October 21, 2019

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Please join me for some Pumpkin Cheesecake on the patio, while we admire the haunted house that Harper and my son, Mike, put together.

  I made the tea cozy last year with vintage-look fabric that I had bought several years ago. 

Yield: About 8

Pumpkin Chesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I adapted my plain Instant Pot Cheesecake recipe in order to make a pumpkin flavored one. I think I like this better than pumpkin pie!


  • For the crust:
  • 1 cup gingersnaps (I used pumpkin gingersnaps)
  • 3 tablespoon butter, melted
  • pinch of salt
  • For the cheesecake:
  • 16 ounces cream (2 blocks) cream cheese (I used Nuefchatel)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree (freeze the rest)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature


How to cook Pumpkin Chesecake

  1. Make crust:  Spray a 7" springform fan with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crushed gingersnaps, melted butter and salt.   Spread evenly  in the bottom and partially up the side of the pan.  Freeze for 20 minutes, while you prepare the filling.
  3. Make cheesecake:  In a large bowl, using a mixer, beat the cream cheese, brown sugar, and pumpkin until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla, cinnamon , nutmeg, and salt.  Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until just blended.  Don't overmix.  Por batter into springform pan.
  4. Pour 1 and 1/2 cups water into IP and place trivet in the bottom.  Wrap the entire pan in foil, covering the top, also.  This will prevent water from falling onto the cheesecake.  Lower the pan on the trivet.
  5. Lock the lid in place and select  High pressure.  Set timer for 35 minutes.  Allow the pressure to release naturally.
  6. Remove the cheesecake from the IP and carefully remove the foil.  Place in a wire rack and allow to cool for at least an hour.
  7. Cover the springform pan with foil and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  Garnish with whipped cream. 
Created using The Recipes Generator

My son, Mike, and Harper had fun putting this together while my youngest son and duaghter-in-law were in NYC for a benefit.  We kept the littles busy with crafts, and activities for three nights and four days.

Harper actually placed all the candies (along with a few nibbles) on to the house. She's very careful and precise!

Hayden loved playing with the homemade play dough, which stays so soft and pliable. 

The weekend before was Hayden's 2nd Birthday Party, which was a theme of ice cream, a favorite of Hayden !

It was such a nice day, that the party was outside.

Here is my son Kevin, with his wife, Kristen, and Hayden and Harper (who changed her clothes mid party!). 

Here we are at the kids' craft table with Cissy, Hayden and Molly, my daughter.

Hayden opened her gifts inside.  My son, Mike, is with us, enjoying the fun time.

I am sharing this with these lovely parties:


  1. Kitty, How do you stand the cuteness??! That Harper in that she changed here clothes mid-party. :) So nice for you to have Mike to help entertain them and keep them busy over the long weekend. Your teacozy is so cute, along with Harper's Haunted House and your cheesecake looks delicious. ♥

  2. How perfectly darling and your cozy looks amazing Kitty! Great family times!

  3. The pumpkin cheese cake sounds really good. I enjoyed looking at the photos. Have a nice day and week Kitty.

  4. What a fun post and would I love to join you for a slice of that pumpkin cheesecake! You did an exceptional job on the tea cozy. Sounds like you and your family have been very busy having fun times! Hugs...Sandi

  5. Oh Kitty, I just love all of the wonderful family pictures. You have a beautiful family. I know you all had fun together. gotta be wore out though! LOL! But a good kind of tired too. YUM....that pumpkin cheesecake looks sooooo good! I need a slice with a cup of coffee right about now for a pick-me-up. Hope your weeks is going great dear lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  6. Hmmm...that cheesecake sounds yummy! My sister is coming to visit me on her birthday this week so I could whip up something special for her day.

  7. And I love how you kept all your adorable Littles busy all that time! No small feat. They look very happy, too. Always a joy to find beautiful, smiling Cissy here, too, though she is not a “Little” anymore.

  8. Happy Birthday to Hayden! I can't believe she's two now!

    I also prefer pumpkin cheesecake to pumpkin pie. YUM!

  9. Oh goodness, you must be worn out after 4 days! So nice of you and lucky you to have Mike there to help you! I have seen the haunted house kits and know they had a lot of fun building that! Your cheesecake sounds yummy, and I love the cute cozy you made! Fun times,

  10. Love your haunted house tea and the pumpkin cheesecake sounds yummy. The fabric you made the cozy with is adorable.I know Mike and Harper had so much fun assembling the haunted house. I'm sure you had your hands full for four days, and much fun! Great family shots Kitty........

  11. Everything is so cute from the black check tablecloth and plate with orange pumpkin cheesecake for a Halloween theme. Your cozy is adorable as is the Haunted House all decorated.
    You have been very busy partying, crafting, cooking, and eating. You have the best family times but you may need a little rest.

  12. Oh, that pumpkin cheesecake sounds amazing! I LOVE anything pumpkin! It was so nice to see photos of your time with your family. God bless you, sweet friend! Praying for you. :)

  13. You say you like this better than pumpkin pie, Mmmm...I must try it then.
    Lovely photos of you and your family!

    Beautiful post, Kitty

  14. Looks like everyone is having fun Kitty! I'd love to try your IP pumpkin cheesecake and the tea cozy is really cute:@)

  15. Such sweet family photos, Kitty. Those faces must fill your heart with joy! The pumpkin cheesecake sounds delicious, and I think I would prefer it to pumpkin pie. That's never been a favourite of mine.

  16. Hello! Pumpkin cheesecake! I'll be right over! It looks delicious, and that house is darling, but what really blows my skirt up is that tea cozy. I have gorgeous fabric that I have no clue as to what to do with, because I'm a bit of a fabric-buying freak without a pattern to my name. Tell me more.

  17. Your cheesecake sounds yummy, and I love the cute cozy you made! Glad you had a fun weekend! xo

  18. What lovely family photographs … special times, happy memories.
    Your cheesecake recipe sounds delicious.

    All the best Jan

  19. What a wonderful post as ever!!!Your family is adorable,Happy Belated Birthday to Hayden!I love your cute tea cozy and that gorgeous table!The elegant teacup is perfect too.Your recipe looks great.Blessings,dear Kitty!

  20. Hi Kitty,
    What a very special time with your family, those kiddo's are so precious! Your tea table with the Pumpkin Cheesecake is just perfect for the season! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Miz Helen

  21. So sweet. You look gorgeous. What a fun birthday. I love the haunted gingerbread house. It's featured this week.

  22. Did you say pumpkin AND cheesecake in the same sentence? I want some now! Love your cute black & white checks and that adorable tea cosy. wonderful pictures of you and your sweet family!

  23. Such a sweet post!

    TY for the pumpkin cheesecake recipe. If I feel better I may host a dinner party in a few weeks and think I will make it.

    BIG hugs, my friend. ♥

  24. I've been seeing posts and testimonies about BLANK ATM CARD but I never believed it, not until I tried it myself.
    It was on the 12th day of March. I was reading a post about places to visit in Slovakia when I saw this captivating post about how a Man described as Mr George changed his life with the help of a Blank Atm Card. I didn't believe it at first until I decided to reach him through the mail address attached to the post. To my greatest imagination, it was real. Right now am living up to a standard I never used to live before. Today might be your lucky day! Reach Mr George via email: and contact number/Whatsapp: +1 210-460-7419.... see you on the brighter side of life

  25. You guys have surpassed my expectations! James is seriously amazing and is doing everything to help my Fiancé and me, in1weeks my credit score went up 700 points and I can only imagine what is to come. Thank you for the excellent customer service and doing exactly what you all have set out to do! NO GIMMICKS OR BS with you guys.They carry out any kind of hacks You can reachout to them via +16692252253


  26. I'm here to testify about Mr John Blank ATM Cards which can withdraw money from any ATM machines around the world.. firstly I thought it was scam until I saw so many testimony about how Mr John sent them the ATM blank card and how it was used to withdraw money in any ATM machine and become rich so I decided to risk the opportunity I contacted him also and I applied for the Blank Card to my greatest surprise I have used it to get 10,000 dollars. maximum withdrawal daily $1,000, Mr John is giving out the card just to help the poor. Hack and take money directly from any ATM Machine Vault,If your interested kindly contact him directly on his email (


  27. Cool way to have financial freedom!!! Are you tired of living a poor life, here is the opportunity you have been waiting for. Get the new ATM BLANK CARD that can hack any ATM MACHINE and withdraw money from any account. You do not require anybody’s account number before you can use it. Although you and I knows that its illegal,there is no risk using it. It has SPECIAL FEATURES, that makes the machine unable to detect this very card,and its transaction can’t be traced .You can use it anywhere in the world. With this card,you can withdraw nothing less than $4,500 a day. So to get the card,reach the hackers via email address : or whatsapp him on +1(323)-723-2568

  28. My name's are Elizabeth Harrison from Chicago, IL. I work as a nurse by profession, was earning a little bit okay $3400 monthly, with my two kids I decided that I need to invest, the taught of my investment came after I meant a guy online who makes me feel comfortable and always talk me into self-employed business, I decide to always seek for his advice and he gave me a broker site where I can invest and have profit within a short period of time, I do really trust him but after I invested into the crypto site I discover he was behind everything and I have lost all my savings to him without knowing how he gets into me and lure me with his sweet fuckin words, he ruined my life and I couldn't be myself anymore. So i decide to seek for help, omg... any attempt i made i get more scammed couldn't figure out who was real and who wasn't and at the end of it all i came up with a decision that nothing on the internet is real again. after 2 months i gave up on recovery the money i sent to broker site by bitcoin payment which is up to $65,992 i was on Spotify trying to get some lonely songs for myself  when i came across wizardwilsonsoftware (@) (.) , it sounded real but i was scared to contact him cause it seems i'm not just lucky with making money on investment maybe i had to work through out my whole lifetime so i ignored but i was in a worker meeting when a discussion lead to bitcoin scam and i heard one of my co-worker saying wizard wilson got her funds back and i ask her how she reached him and she gave me this WhatsApp (+1) 807,700,3319 i reached out to Wizard Wilson immediately i got home and we talked for long and i decide to put him to test, to end the whole story, i got more than what i loss on my new blockchain wallet, i was scared at first until he explained to me, a big thanks to the only real recovery hacker online and that's wizard wilson who i have experienced his magic wizard actually.

  29. Hello ! My name is Sarah O’Brian, I am a chartered accountant and mother of four from Michigan. Some time ago I decided to invest in cryptocurrency. I invested exactly $102,000 for a start with this fake broker and was made to believe that my investment had grown from my initial deposit of $102,000 to $250,700.This felt so good as the investment grew rapidly in just a few weeks. When it was time to take my profit, my withdrawal request was denied. Later on after much vain efforts,i realized that I might never get my money back.
    I discovered that i had been a victim of cryptocurrency scam.

    My boss at work noticed how frustrated I was so I had to open up to him about my encounter with scammers. He linked me up with with Phoenix Cyber Corp. and to my greatest surprise my lost funds was recovered directly to my wallet address in less than 24hours. I don’t know how they did it but it was amazing.
    Phoenix Cyber Corp. is a financial regulator and fund recovery body. They warned that these types of scams involving bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies or fake merchants are becoming common lately and targeted victims come from different parts of the world.

    I am sharing this to save someone out there from a lifetime disaster.

    You can contact these group of Ethical Hackers at


  30. Never met any hacker as discreet and fast like this WHITECOLLAR Hacker. He’s called WHITE and he has helped me in multiple ways first was when my ex wife cheated on me and now he’s helping me paying my credit cards debts plus he helped me gain access to my spouse phone remotely and I was able to use that against him in court. I must say he’s the best at what he do and I recommend him to the world. Email; WhitehatstechATgmailDOTcom , you can be sure to thank me later. I will keep on telling the world that he’s the best out there, I am very thankful because he gave me and my kids a second chance


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...