Ideal for Thanksgiving dessert, this treat has a maple-flavored crust. It freezes well, so make ahead to avoid last-minute baking.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. For crust, in a medium bowl, combine finely crushed graham crackers, 1/3 cup of the maple sugar, and the melted butter. Press crumb mixture onto the bottom and about 2 inches up the side of an ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

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  • For filling, in a large bowl, combine the remaining 2/3 cup maple sugar, the cream cheese, pumpkin, the 1/4 cup maple syrup, and the vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined.

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  • Gently pour filling into crust-lined pan. Place springform pan in a shallow baking pan. Bake for 1 to 1-1/4 hours or until center appears nearly set when gently shaken.

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  • Cool in springform pan on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Using a small thin knife, loosen crust from side of springform pan. Cool for 30 minutes more. Remove side of springform pan; cool for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.

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  • To serve, spoon caramel ice cream topping over top of cheesecake. If desired, garnish with currants and/or fresh berries. Makes 10 servings

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Maple sugar can be found in gourmet food shops or online at www.vermontcountrystore.com or www.savorwisconsin.com

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Be sure to stir thoroughly to break up any clumps.

Bake-Ahead Tip:

Prepare as directed. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Or carefully transfer cheesecake to a plate or platter and place in a freezer bag or airtight container. Freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw frozen cheesecake in the refrigerator for 24 hours. If desired, garnish as directed above.

Nutrition Facts

528 calories; 36 g total fat; 22 g saturated fat; 163 mg cholesterol; 469 mg sodium. 43 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 9 g protein; 4956 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 101 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

Reviews (1)

13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: Unrated
11/24/2013
I have made this cheesecake for the last 5 Thanksgivings and it is a big hit! I highly suggest cooking it in the water bath for the smoothest cheesecake around.