Okay, I haven’t tried this yet but I bought my hubby a piece of Cheesecake Factory’s the other day and he loved it so I found this one to try.  I loved the really light, creamy cheesecake layer on the one I bought. It will be interesting to see how this turns out.  Remember this blog is for me to keep recipes that I’ve tried and for future use.  After loosing hundreds of recipes off an Open Office app I decided a blog of my own was safer to keep things.  Plus some people after Pinterest finds their blogs shut down or someday may decide to close down and the pinned recipes are gone.  I was having trouble getting a Word type program downloaded on my MAC’s so this was the easy answer.


3 c. sugar               1/2 t. cream of tartar               1 c. water           perfect pecan halves

Combine the sugar, cream of tartar and water in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, scraping the sides of the pan to remove the sugar crystals, then cook without stirring until it threads crisply when dropped from a spoon.

Using a long sharp pin, stick into a pecan half and dip into the sugar. Set on a piece of buttered wax paper to cool and harden. Set aside.

Ok, now for the cake…


Pecan Filling:

1  graham cracker crust  10- inch springform pan.

3 eggs           3 T. butter, melted         1/2 c. sugar            1 c. dark corn syrup         1 t. vanilla

Preheat oven 350*

Combine in a medium bowl, the eggs, melted butter, sugar, corn syrup and vanilla. Pour into a 10-inch , graham cracker crust, springform pan, cover with the pecans. Bake 20 minutes or until the filling is firm, but not fully cook. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack, while making the cheesecake.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling:

2 1/2 lb. cream cheese          1 c. sugar             4 large eggs, lightly beaten          3 egg yolks, lightly beaten

2 T. all-purpose flour            2 t. ground cinnamon               1 t. ground cloves        1 t. ground ginger

1 c. heavy cream                1 T. vanilla                    1 can (1 lb) mashed pumpkin

Preheat oven 425*.

1. In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, eggs and yolks.

2. Add the flour, cinnamon, cloves and ginger.

3. Beat in the cream and vanilla, then add the mashed pumpkin and beat, medium speed, electric mixer , until thoroughly combined.

4. Pour the mixture over the pecan layer and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 275* and bake for 1 hour. Turn off the heat and leave the cake in the oven overnight to cool.

5. Top the cake with the glazed pecans, making circles from the outside, then another one inside the first row, repeating to the center of the cake.