Pumpkin Cheesecake

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus 4 hours refrigeration.
Cook Time: 1 hour

Ingredients for Crust:

  • 1 ¾ C graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted butter

Ingredients for Filling:

  • 3 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 (15 oz) can of pureed pumpkin
  • 3 eggs plus 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ C sour cream
  • 1 ½ C sugar
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Add melted butter. Press down flat into a 9 inch spring form pan. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin puree, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.
  4. Pour into crust. Spread out evenly and place in oven for 1 hour. Remove from the oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.img_0308.jpg

Recipe submitted by Colleen S.

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Cinnamon Apple Crumb Cake

Servings: 8 – 10
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes

Ingredients for Streusel Crumb:

  • 1 ½ C flour
  • ¼ C sugar
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ C butter, melted

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add melted butter. Stir until mix is evenly moist and set aside.

Apple: 1 large apple, peeled and diced.

Ingredients for Cake:

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • ½ C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ C sour cream
  • 1 C flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Cream butter with ½ C sugar until fluffy. Add egg and beat, then add vanilla and sour cream. Beat again.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add butter mixture until combined. Spread ½ of the cake batter on the bottom of pan that has been oiled. Spread diced apples evenly over batter, then spread 1 C of crumbs over the apples. Layer remaining batter over crumbs followed by remaining crumbs.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 – 40 minutes, until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool and top with glaze.
  4. Mix glaze while cake is baking. Glaze is ½ C of powdered sugar with 2 Tbsp apple cider.IMG_0311

Recipe submitted by Jillian B.