Tuesday Treats & Titles: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

There’s still time to grab supplies and whip up this yummy dessert in time for Thanksgiving. And if you are in a part of the world who won’t be eating turkey, ham, turducken, *insert meat of your choice plus all the trimmings, I’m sorry. A traditional Thanksgiving meal is one of my favorites. I love turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, hot rolls, sweet potato casserole (that’s the one with Karo syrup and marshmellows), and even green bean casserole. Well, as long as the fried onions are on top. Add in hot rolls or bread, and DESSERTS! Pumpkin anything. Pecan pie. Okay, any pie! And Redi-Whip. Lots and lots of Redi-Whip. Anyway, this one isn’t all that quick or easy but it sure looks tasty!

Total Time: 7 Hr. 5 Min, (including refrigerating)
Prep Time: 35 Min.
Cook Time: 6 Hr. 30 Min.
16 servings

Sample the flavors of fall with our Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Butter Caramel Sauce. Pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice come together in perfect harmony to make this dessert irresistible. Our Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Butter Caramel Sauce makes any occasion special.

What You Need
1/2 cup butter, divided
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
4 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla, divided
4 eggs
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided

Let’s Make It
1 – Heat oven to 325°F.
2 – Melt 1/4 cup butter. Mix with graham crumbs and 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar; press onto bottom of 9-inch springform pan.
3 – Beat cream cheese and 1 cup of the remaining granulated sugar in large bowl with mixer until blended. Add pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice and 1 tsp vanilla; mix well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing on low speed after each just until blended. Pour over crust.
4 – Bake 1 hr. 5 min. to 1 hr. 10 min. or until center of cheesecake is almost set. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim. Refrigerate cheesecake 4 hrs.
5 – Melt remaining butter in medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Continue to cook 2 min. or until butter is light golden brown in color with a nutty aroma, stirring constantly. Add brown sugar and 1/2 cup whipping cream; mix well. Bring to boil, then cook 5 to 7 min. or until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cool slightly.
6 – Beat remaining whipping cream with remaining granulated sugar and vanilla in small bowl with mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Spoon over individual servings of cheesecake before topping with the caramel sauce.

My Food & Family is my go-to site for recipes so CLICK and check out all the nutritional details. Thanksgiving in Blaidd’s Gap is always a family affair. FYI, Sean “Boomer” Donaldson deep fries his turkey, in competition with Mac. His mate Annie is big on the candied sweet potato casserole–you know the one, sliced sweet potatoes, Karo syrup and marshmellows and her addition is chopped pecans. Jacey is all about pecan pies and Amy handles the dressing while Connor and Harjo are ham and brisket. Amy provides the pumpkin pies and Lightfoot provided the turkeys, sharpshooter that he is. Rudy will wash dishes and Izzy has the homemade rolls and bread–for turkey sandwiches–covered. Antione wisely joins Rudy on KP and DJ, with a lot of help from Miz ** has figured out mashed potatoes and giblet gravy. That only leaves Hannah. Who threatens to boycott every year, but grudgingly provides the relish tray because “How f*cking hard is it to open a bunch of different pickle and olive jars, celery, baby carrots, and Lipton Onion Soup dip. I mean, that’s soup mix and sour cream. Also, no f*cking way in hell will I ever serve stewed okra, no matter what that crazy Cajun wants! And who the f*ck actually eats that canned cranberry jelly sh*t! So hell no, I’m not letting it leak on a plate and contaminate the other stuff.”

Ahh, Hannah. She’s one of a kind, yes?  MOON SHOT is technically the “end” of the Moonstruck series–at least as far as the Wolves of the 69th are concerned. They’re living their best life but dang if they don’t get involved with other Wolves so it’s not like they won’t be around. Now, y’all want to know know who contributed this awesome cheesecake to the feast, right? You can thank Granny Mae teaching Liam and Joy how to mix up all the ingredients. (To be honest, Liam mostly licked the spoons and bowl but hey, he was right there cheering Joy on! 😉 And he did do the dishes so there’s that…) MOONS SHOT is now at many on-line booksellers so just click on a pic or the title to grab your copyl. What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Me? I’m all about the turkey sandwiches made with leftovers.


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of several award-winning series--Moonstruck, Nightriders MC, The Penumbra Papers, and Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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2 Responses to Tuesday Treats & Titles: Pumpkin Cheesecake with Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

  1. I do love me some pumpkin cheesecake, but 2 pounds of cream cheese for one cheesecake? Holy crap. I only use 8oz for the same size pan (I use a 9″ pie pan instead of springform, but I don’t imagine the volume is that different), and all the other ingredients seem about the same except more eggs, too, so I was sitting here trying to figure out how they got all their ingredients to fit. No clue. Must be magic.

    OMG, I loved all the dishes for all the characters. And Hannah doesn’t know the wonders of canned, jellied cranberry sauce, so I’ll forgive her. Your Moonstruck characters are made of awesome and the way your bring them to life with these recipe posts is amazing. They rock. You rock.

    Since it’s just the two of us, we’ve devolved our Thanksgiving feast to turkey, stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. There’s corn and mashed potatoes in the house, but I don’t make them with dinner anymore. I buy rolls. Sometimes we eat them with TGD dinner and sometimes they’re only for use with leftovers. Tiny turkey sandwiches for the win. None of it is my favorite. Or maybe all of it is my favorite. Hubs cooks and he does an awesome turkey, so that’s really all I need. Oh, and I’m actually doing a dessert this year – pumpkin cheesecake. Last year, we just ate some of the pumpkin bread I’d already made.

    • Silver James says:

      I’m not a cheesecake connoisseur so I’ll leave the consistency and ingredients to you. What I thought added some extra yum was the brown butter caramel sause. YUM! Also, you know me, I’m all about the leftover turkey sandwiches and have, in fact, reduced the whole TGD to just that. LOL Thanks so much for the good words on my characters. They do sorta become real after awhile. LOL

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