Desserts

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

White chocolate and pumpkin is a combination you must try! I made the most luscious White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake and was so pleased with the final results. It looks delicious, but it tastes even better.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake - Ultra smooth, creamy and perfectly rich, this cheesecake will quickly become a family favourite!

The base is crushed white chocolate cookies. Just grab a bag from the grocery store and save yourself some time instead of making them from scratch. The ones I purchased had macadamia nuts in them too to give an extra richness of flavour.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake - Ultra smooth, creamy and perfectly rich, this cheesecake will quickly become a family favourite!

The filling is so creamy and smooth. I typically use the dry bake method for my cheesecakes because I’m lazy and don’t feel like dealing with a water bath. Plus, I usually have toppings so it hides any imperfections like cracking and splitting.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake - Ultra smooth, creamy and perfectly rich, this cheesecake will quickly become a family favourite!

Yield: 6 to 8

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ultra smooth, creamy and perfectly rich, this cheesecake will quickly become a family favourite!

Ingredients:

White Chocolate Cookie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate cookies of choice, crushed
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  • 3 – 250g packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

White Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup table cream (heavy cream)
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter

Directions:

White Chocolate Cookie Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Add cookie crumbs and butter to a bowl and mix together. Press into a 9 inch springform pan. Bake 7 minutes. Cool completely.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Beat cream cheese on medium for 1 minute. Scrape down bowl and beat another 30 seconds. Add brown sugar and beat for 1 minute.
  2. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl after each addition. Add pumpkin puree, sour cream, pumpkin spice, vanilla and salt. Beat for 30 seconds on medium speed.
  3. Pour mixture into cooled crust and bake on a baking sheet for 20 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 300F and bake for another 30 minutes or until set.
  4. Remove from oven and run a butter knife around the edges of the cheesecake. Cool to room temperature then refrigerate for 5 to 6 hours or overnight.

White Chocolate Glaze

  1. Heat the cream in a saucepan over medium heat until it starts to steam. Turn off heat and add in white chocolate and butter. Ensure that the cream covers the white chocolate by gently shaking the pan. Let sit for 3 minutes. Stir until melted.
  2. Let it cool at room temperature for 15 minutes. Place in the fridge for an additional 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow it thicken more.
  3. Stir and pour on top of cheesecake and serve.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake - Ultra smooth, creamy and perfectly rich, this cheesecake will quickly become a family favourite!

The most important thing to remember when making cheesecake is to let it set completely. If you try and cut it before it cools off and sets, it will fall apart. I’ve learned this the hard way when I jumped the gun and couldn’t wait to eat a slice. It takes at least 5 hours to set in the fridge. Don’t make the same mistake as me!

I topped it off with a white chocolate glaze which is just cream, melted white chocolate and butter. If you prefer it to be on the thicker side, use less cream. Just pour it on at the end and cut into slices.

Check out my other cheesecake recipes here: Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake, REESE Cheesecake and Saint Lucian Chocolate Cheesecake.

What is your favourite flavour of cheesecake?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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