"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."--Luciano Pavarotti


  Tried it? Rate this Recipe:


This recipe for VERMONT PUMPKIN PECAN CHEESECAKE, by , is from The Fite Family Cookbook , one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

BSF Headquarters
Added: Thursday, February 3, 2011


1 1/2 c. gingersnap cookie crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
6 T. butter, melted

3 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 can of pumpkin
3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed
1 1/2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 c. heavy cream

6 T. butter, softened
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. chopped pecans

Crust: Blend crumbs, sugar and butter in a bowl. Press firmly over the bottom and up the sides of a a lightly buttered 9" springform pan. Chill.

Filling: Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Add sugars gradually, beating until well mixed. Beat in eggs one at a time until mixture is light and fluffy. Beat in pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and heavy cream at low speed. Pour into prepared pan and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour 35 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with pecan topping.

Topping: Combine butter with brown sugar. Mix well until crumbly. Blend in pecans. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Cool and refrigerate several hours or overnight




Learn more about the process to create a cookbook -- or
Start your own personal family cookbook right now!  Here's to good eating!

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!


Bookmark and Share




Cookbooks are great for Holiday Gifts, Wedding Gifts, Bridal Shower ideas and Family Reunions!

*Recipes and photos entered into the Family Cookbook Project are provided by the submitting contributors. All rights are retained by the contributor. Please contact us if you believe copyright violations have occurred.

Search for more great recipes here from over 500,000 in our family cookbooks!