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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin pie filling and cheesecake are swirled to make this delicious Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake! It’s the perfect alternative to the traditional pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Last year I started a mission. A mission to make desserts other than pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dessert. Don’t get me wrong, I love pumpkin pie but I just get sick of having it every year. I want variety. Change. Pumpkin goodies in forms other than pumpkin pie. So last year I made a Easy Pumpkin Spice Cake. It was a hit. Everyone loved it. I knew I had to make something to top that dessert for this years Thanksgiving feast so I set on a journey to find the perfect dessert recipe. It didn’t take me long to find it (you can see the recipe here.) Pumpkin Cheesecake. This delicious cheesecake actually tastes like pumpkin pie and cheesecake, hence the name I gave it: Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. I think you will love this cake as much as my family did. Delicious pumpkin is layered then swirled with cheesecake and it all sits within a graham cracker crust. WIN! I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes


For the filling

  • 3 8oz packages of cream cheese, room temp
  • 1 C pumpkin puree
  • 1 C sugar, divided (3/4 C, 1/4 C)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

For the crust

  • 1 3/4 C graham crackers, crushed
  • 1/3 C butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 325 (300 for dark pans)
  2. Combine the graham crackers and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.
  3. On medium speed, beat together the cream cheese, 3/4 C of the sugar and the vanilla extract until well blended and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on medium between each addition.
  4. Remove 1 1/2 C of the batter and set aside.
  5. Add the pumpkin puree, 1/4 C sugar and pumpkin pie spice to the remaining batter in the original mixing bowl. Mix together with a spoon until well incorporated and smooth.
  6. Pour half of the pumpkin batter over the crust of the pie and smooth with a spoon, if needed. Spoon half of the plain batter over the pumpkin layer and smooth with a spoon. Repeat one more time, until all batter is used. The plain batter will end up being the top layer.
  7. Using a butter knife, swirl the top layer of the cheesecake. You should have some of the pumpkin layer swirled in.
  8. Bake for 60-90 minutes or until until firm with only the center being slightly jiggly. Cool for 30 minutes. Loosen the edges with a thin knife and then refrigerate for 4 hours up to overnight before serving.

Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

This is one of my old photos of this cheesecake. This was taken Thanksgiving 2012.

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16 comments on “Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake”

  1. Looks awesome, Julie. I couldn't wait for the recipe after seeing it on Instagram! Can't wait to try!!

  2. Looks awesome!! I might have to bust this out for Christmas.

  3. Yumm! Loving all these pumpkin recipes you have posted!

  4. Julie yum…out of this world gorgeous..I know it was delish too,I've got one more pumpkin got to put in a recipe,will try this.Thanks for sharing @ Love Bakes Good Cakes #9.


  5. OMG…I could cry. I love cheesecake and I love pumpkin pie! I want to reach through the screen and grab this whole cheesecake right now! Looks crazy-yummy!

    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  6. Oh!! This looks delicious! I found you through a GFC blog hop and I am excited to be a new follower! I hope you will stop by my blog if you get a chance!


  7. Julie – this pie looks very impressive and very elegant!
    Looking as the recipe I'm sure it's delicious
    I just with I could have a slice :)

  8. MMMM this looks amazing. I just printed off this post for the recipe…my guys will LOVE it!

  9. Julie this looks so good am totally gonna try this! May have to replace my annual ooey gooey pumpkin butter cake!Thanks as always for linkin up!

  10. How did I miss this yummy treat on your blog! Love this Julie! I will try to make this! Thanks for linking up every week!

  11. I bet pumpkin pie and cheesecake is a wonderful combo! Thank you for sharing at All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week, Julie!

  12. Oh my goodness does that look good! I need one of those. LOL! Okay I don't need one but I really want one. Thanks for sharing on “I Gotta Try That” Have a great week!

  13. WOW! Not only yummy, but beautiful!!!

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