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A slice of pumpkin cheesecake on a graham cracker crust, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

This pumpkin cheesecake is a graham cracker crust topped with a rich and creamy pumpkin cream cheese filling, all baked to golden brown perfection. The perfect make-ahead dessert for Thanksgiving!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time and Chill Time 5 hours
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 339kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 7 tablespoons butter melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 15 ounce can pumpkin puree
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • cooking spray
  • whipped cream and sprinkles optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9" springform pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar and butter in a bowl; stir to combine.
  • Firmly press the graham cracker mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan.
  • Place the crust in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Place the cream cheese and brown sugar in the bowl of a mixer. Beat until completely smooth, 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • Add the pumpkin puree, flour, vanilla extract and pumpkin pie spice. Beat until just combined.
  • Pour the pumpkin mixture into the baked crust and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Bake for 50 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Turn off the oven and let the cheesecake sit in the oven for another 60 minutes.
  • Run a thin spatula around the edge of the cheesecake to loosen the sides, then place the cheesecake in the fridge. Chill for at least 6 hours or up to 3 days.
  • Decorate the cheesecake with whipped cream and sprinkles if desired, then cut into slices and serve.



Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 6285IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.6mg