this Vegan Maple Cream Pumpkin Cheesecake with Buttery Gingersnap Crust is an updated twist combining traditional pumpkin pie with rich cheesecake – a new holiday favorite!
recipe originally published November 21, 2012
Maple Cream Pumpkin Cheesecake with Buttery Gingersnap Crust
The other dessert is made.
The ginger cranberry sauce was made. Then eaten. Then made again. Whew.
The champagne is chilling for brunch mimosas tomorrow, and the decks of cards are ready for playing after dinner.
The smell in the kitchen when the first ingredients of our family dressing recipe come together – that scent is the start of the holiday season for me!
The dressing will be served in that faded yellow Pyrex bowl that has been in our family for generations, and at every holiday table of my life.
When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, I will sit and imagine this scene through the years – seven year old Kristina perched on a stool watching Uncle John in my grandparents kitchen, twelve year old Kristina hovering around Grandpa Z and all the delicious sides, thirty year old Kristina watching my parents standing close and working together… even if I do not partake in the traditional food now, I have many memories around it.
Three dachshunds running around…
The annual viewing of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation…
This year I get to have so many loved ones in the same room all day – Jason, my brother, my Dad, my mom and step-dad, one sister will be there while one will not (we will miss you guys, Kelly!), and with good memories, laughter and old stories retold, others will be there in spirit – Grandpa and Grandma Z, Uncle Dudley…
I am thankful for so much.
Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you.
- Crumble cookies and pecans in food processor. Combine 2 cups cookie crumbs with melted butter. Press into prepared (greased sides and parchment lined base) spring-form pan, set aside.
- In food processor, pulse to combine cream cheese, maple syrup, vanilla, molasses and pumpkin pie spice. Add pumpkin puree, continue to process until smooth.
- Pour over gingersnap crust, smooth into an even layer, hit pan against counter to release bubbles.
- Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes. Turn oven off, leave cake in oven with door open another 20-30 minutes. Remove, cool completely before covering and storing in refrigerator.
dairy, egg, and gluten free, vegan
Nordic Ware Leakproof Springform Pan, 7 Inch
Enjoy Life Cookie - Soft Baked - Gingerbread Spice - Gluten Free - 6 oz - case of 6 - Gluten Free - Dairy Free - Wheat Free-Vegan
Roasted Pecan Halves
NOW Foods Organic Maple Syrup, Grade A, Dark Color (formerly Grade B), 16-Ounce
Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, with gift box, 4 ounces
Wholesome Sweeteners, Blackstrap Molasses, 16 oz
McCormick Pumpkin Pie Spice, Pumpkin Flavored Fall Spice, 1.12 oz
365 Everyday Value Canned Pumpkin, 15 Ounce
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Serving Size:one slice
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 256 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 145mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 10g Protein: 4g
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Kristina is spabettie! She discovered a love of cooking at an early age, and founded spabettie in 2010 to share vegan recipes. As the sole recipe developer and photographer, Kristina turned her culinary training into sharing flavorful and vibrant vegan food! She loves dachshunds, karaoke, drums, and travel.
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