Tuesday, October 25, 2011

White Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake and a Giveaway

                                                       So Smooth, So Creamy


so delicious!!



I was asked to bring a Pumpkin Cheesecake to a ladies evening at church and my friend Rose directed me to this Taste of Home recipe. Wow, I'm so glad she did! I like when cheesecakes are tall and creamy but most recipes are baked in 9 inch pans and are more flat and dry. I increased the recipe in part so that it would fill a 9 inch Springform pan. It did not disappoint! It was smooth and super creamy! I liked the nut topping too, it added just enough crunch to keep it interesting. And everyone seemed to enjoy it a lot!

Crust ingredients:
1½ cups crushed gingersnap cookies (about 32 cookies)
¼ cup melted butter

Cake ingredients:
5 pkgs. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
1½ cups sugar
5 eggs, lightly beaten
1¾ teaspoons vanilla extract
8 ounces white baking chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
1¼ cups canned pumpkin
1¾ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Topping ingredients:
Lightly toasted walnut pieces
white chocolate drizzle
or any garnish of your choice

Directions:
In a food processor chop the cookies into crumbs.


With the blade rotating, slowly pour melted butter through the tube.


Press into the bottom of a greased 9 inch Springform pan; set aside.



In a mixer bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and fluffy. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and vanilla together. Add to the cream cheese mixture and beat only till combined. Stir in melted chocolate. Combine pumpkin and spices; gently fold into cream cheese mixture. Pour over crust, place the pan on a baking sheet and bake @ 300º for 1 hour or until center is just set. Turn heat off and prop oven door open with a wooden spoon handle and allow cheesecake to cool slowly for another 60 minutes before removing from the oven. As soon as you remove it run a sharp knife carefully around the edge all the way around. This helps to avoid cracking as it cools. Cool on a wire rack before covering with a clean tea towel and refrigerating overnight. Before removing from the pan run a knife around the edge again. Place on a serving plate and garnish as desired. I baked it Saturday and it was served Monday evening. The flavors had plenty of time to meld and it was scrumptious!


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This month is the 1st birthday for my blog and I would like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for taking time to visit, read and comment, on here and in person. You all have no idea what you have meant to me! As a little thank you I've chosen a few of my favorite things to share with you. The cookbook is one my sister and her family compiled that shares recipes with a healthier theme. I love the wood wick candles because of how they crackle as they burn, My favorite healthy energy/mental focus drink. A great alternative to the the ones that are out there that are loaded with sugar. And because I love to bake cheesecakes I will also offer the locals here in Lancaster County, Pa. a chance to win one of their choice from the blog. (not delivered, you pick it up. details to be worked out later if/when you win :)  

To enter I'll keep it simple:

1.Follow publicly and leave a comment here. If you're already a follower, just comment to let me know.


2. Blog about or facebook and comment to let me know you did. One entry each but with two seperate comments.


**If you comment anonymously make sure to give contact information for me - Thank You!**
Giveaway ends Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6:00 p.m.

Now closed ☺

Good Luck and Be Blessed!


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85 comments:

  1. I am a follower and always enjoy seeing your yummy creations! Rosita Martin

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  2. Posted on facebook Rosita Martin

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  3. I am a follower & I think you knew that. :) And, the pumpkin cheesecake was yummy!!
    Janice

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  4. Yum, this looks amazing! I'm a follower. :)

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  5. wow this looks delicious!! Love your blog look at it everyday to see whats new on it.

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  6. Yummo- I think we need to get together to plan the room mother thing - right? ;) A slice of that would be great! I would love to enter this giveaway! Wilma King

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  7. The cheesecake sounds wonderful! I love your cooking blog! You make everything so easy to follow.I need a file just for your recipes!!!
    Elsie G

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  8. love your recipes lady! phyllis

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  9. The cheesecake looks beautiful and so delicious!

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  10. Love your recipes and I'm a follower too. For some reason I'm having a hard time logging in so i'll sign in anonymously! Mimy Rollman

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  11. Linked to you on facebook! ; ) Mimy

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  12. Oh, and almost forgot! Linked to FB Wilma King

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  13. Love your recipes, they have been very helpful to me more than once. The latest cheesecake recipe sounds like one for Thanksgiving!
    Anna Mary Beiler

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  14. looks like a good one to try!!

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  15. My cousin told me about this. I just love the blog. Will follow on Facebook.

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  16. I love to follow your blog-Awesome recipes,and the give-a-way basket would be nice!Naomi
    trailway22@hotmail.com

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  17. I love to read your Blog, everything looks so good , your family is Blessed ... facebook friend.. verna

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  18. I love to follow your blog to see all the yummy recipes you post! I've also been a fan of Advocare products for more then 5 years, and love the woodwick! So excited and hope to win :) The cheesecake looks super yummy!
    Patricia (conradntric@aol.com)

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  19. I also shared your blog via Facebook!

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  20. You are a super cook!!Your hubby and children are blessed :)

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  21. Oh my gosh! When I saw the title, I knew I should stay away. lol But really, I'm so glad to see this. It looks delicious and is on my must try list. I'm new here and happy to be your newest follower.

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  22. love all the delicious recipes on here; i always know they will turn out yummy!
    Would love to win!
    Cris

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  23. Can't wait to try it.....I was going to search for a pumpkin cheesecake recipe! Love your blog!! -Lill Stoltzfus

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  24. Beautiful cheesecake! I am a follower. Happy 1st year!

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  25. I just became a follower! Pumpkin cheesecake sounds so yummy! ~Blessings~

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  26. I love reading your blog mary nissley

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  27. Can't believe that I have been following you for a year!! Haven't been disappointed! Just tried making pumkin cheesecake for the first time this weekend...think I will try yours next time.

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  28. I want to try your cheesecake recipe Mary Nissley

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  29. Mmmm...that cheesecake looks wonderful! I am a follower.

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  30. I love your blog. I haven't figured out yet how to be a follower. Kay Fisher

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  31. I love your blog. Has often inspired me to try something new. I've started putting your recipes in a binder. Looks like a fun giveaway. Esta Schlabach

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  32. Congratulations on your first year! I'm a new follower. Your cheesecake looks wonderful!!! Maybe you can follow me, too?!

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  33. thank you for such a great recipe!!!That will be my thanksgiving dessert for this year. Congratulations!!!
    best regards,
    Wanda
    wanda.contreras@yahoo.com

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  34. Your white chocolate pumpkin cheesecake looks absolutely fabulous. Yum!

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  35. I was just thinking I should go searching for a pumpkin cheesecake recipe. Thanks for making my search short and SWEET! Rachel

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  36. Congrats on your blog birthday!! The cheesecake looks fabulous!

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  37. Love looking at your latest concoctions!! You make it look soo fun! Glenda

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  38. I'm with you on the tall, creamy cheesecakes.
    Already a follower.
    Cheryl Miller

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  39. it takes a LOT to get me to comment...but this one is just too good to pass on! Picture perfect looking cheesecake right there!!

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  40. I LOVE your recipe! Would you come over to CAST PARTY WEDNESDAY and share this yummy cheesecake recipe with us?
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!
    http://ladybehindthecurtain.com

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  41. Congrats on your blog birthday! Thanks for your awesome giveaway. We are trying to eat healthier, so I'd love that cookbook. But frankly, that cheesecake is really what I want. I would almost drive to your house to get it! We're having a giveaway, too. Come check it out!

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  42. Happy Blogiversary, Martha! Your pumpkin cheesecake sounds delish. I used to subscribe to Taste of Home and have several of their cookbooks. Tried and true recipes I go back to time and again!

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  43. Hi! I linked your blog to my facebook. Ever since I heard about your blog I've been a frequent visitor!

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  44. I posted on Jolynn Friesen facebook...

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  45. That cheesecake is beautiful. Way to be a blogger!

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  46. Looks so yummy. I will definitely try this recipe.

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  47. Oh, why do you torture me so?! Cheesecake is my very favorite dessert, but I'm trying to lose weight before the holidays. I know what I'll do! I lose weight and then fix this cheesecake for the holidays! lol

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. Your recipes are the best!

    Hugs,
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  48. this is my favorite blog :) love all the simple recipes. Rose Smoker

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  49. posted on facebook and i'm working at becoming a follower...if i can get it to accept my password. Rose Smoker

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  50. im a follower...and especially love your cheesecake recipes.

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  51. This really looks amazing! You did such a beautiful job! I'd love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance: http://www.momontimeout.com/2011/10/taking-timeout-thursday-link-party-no-2.html

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  52. wow this looks really good

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  53. I found you via Something Swanky. This cheesecake sounds awesome. I have some canned pumpkin in my refrigerator... it looks like I know what I'll be using it on.

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  54. The pumpkin cheesecake looks so yummy! Thank you very much for sharing this recipe. :)

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  55. this looks fantastic!! i so love looking and trying recipies on your blog!

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  56. Mart!

    I follow your blog religiously and I make your recipes too.....because I know they can always be trusted! And as I make them I reminisce (and laugh) about the good times we had in that Hillcrest Kitchen! :)

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  57. Be still my heart! That sounds so incredible! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week~
    Vanessa

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  58. What a yummy looking pumpkin cheesecake, my goodness, I'm drooling over it! I'm going to make it for a hospital sale where I volunteer and for Thanksgiving...so thank you for the recipe sweet lady and for the giveaway chance.
    Have a nice weekend. FABBY

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  59. Following & that Cheese cake recipe looks YUMMY!

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  60. All your cheesecakes look yummy! Do you deliver to Ohio:)
    I'm a follower.

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  61. You had me at gingersnap cookies! Oh this looks SO good! Thank you for sharing and linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

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  62. holy yum yum yum.

    visiting via TTJ and so glad to find your post! would love to have you stop by for my shabby chic giveaway!

    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/rachel-ashwell-on-creating-authentic.html

    best to you.

    michele

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  63. I'm following! And this look delicious, can't wait to make it! (:

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  64. hi! Just wanted to let you know I'm featuring this recipe at my Tasty Tuesday Party this week! stop by and grab a featured button.
    http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  65. With these ingredients, it can't help but be good.

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  66. Thanks for linking this beauty with See Ya In the Gumbo. I'm thinking Thanksgiving dessert. It would be a stunner! Congrats on 1 year too!

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  67. marty you are such a great cook! love your blog! lil burkholder

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  68. I've been a follower for quite a while, your blog gave me some really nice ideas (yes, I stole those from you, I hope I'll be forgiven :))). Besides, you have a wonderful family and they are lucky to have such a chef!
    This cake looks absolutely amazing! Congratulations on your blog!

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  69. This looks delicious! Congrats on your first anniversary with your blog. Your a wonderful cook! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  70. Oh my gosh I want a piece!! Actually I'd take the whole thing!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!

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  71. So amazing! Wouldn't this just be the perfect dessert for Thanksgiving? Thanks for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday! Hope to see you again this week!
    -Trish @ Mom On Timeout
    http://www.MomOnTimeout.com

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  72. Yummmy.. This looks amazing.. What a lovely recipe.. I have to try it sometime.. I would LOVE if you could please link it to my thanksgiving {three weeks of thanks} party pweease - I'm officially following ya with smiles.. Via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/thankful-for-food.html Wishing you an awesome start to your week.. ~M

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  73. This cheesecake looks so fantastic, your ladies were lucky to get some of this.
    I love your helper there, it is always fun to get your children involved in the process.
    I found your blog through Moms Crazy Cooking and I am now following you.
    Congratulations on 1 year of blogging and I hope that maybe I am the lucky winner of your prize.

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  74. Found you through this yummy cheesecake recipe! Cannot wait to see what else you have. But so far so good! Congratulations on your 1st anniversary - and may you have many more ahead of you!

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  75. a friend sent me to your site today to take a look at your pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It just sound yummy. I will try it for Thanksgiving this year if not before.

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  76. Thank you so much for this recipe. I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked at it & said to myself "No flour". Its a dream come true for a celiac person to find a recipe they can eat. I'm still trying to figure out how to bake celiac. I've only found out a year ago that was my whole problem. I almost died from celiac, & the things in the store that say gluten free aren't really gluten free. They have a little gluten in them but not enough to post on package, but enough to kill a person with anaphylactic shock. Flour these days kill your villi in small intestine If your health it takes a year for you to become sick. then problems start & you can't figure out what wrong, nor the doctors. Thanks again Sue

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    1. The Gingersnaps probably have flour in them but I've baked cheesecakes without any crust at all.

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