*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Praline
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cheesecake
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      3/4  Cup           Graham Cracker Crumbs -- --Or--
      3/4  Cup           Vanilla Wafer Crumbs
      1/2  Cup           Walnuts -- ground
    6      Tablespoons   Melted Butter
    2      Pounds        Cream Cheese -- softened
    1 1/2  Cups          Sugar
      1/3  Cup           Flour
    2      Teaspoons     Cinnamon
    1      Teaspoon      Nutmeg
      1/2  Teaspoon      Ground Cloves
      1/4  Teaspoon      Ground Allspice
    6      Large         Eggs
    1 1/2  Cups          Pumpkin Puree -- (14 1/2 oz.)
                         Whipped Cream
                         ----topping----
      1/3  cup           brown sugar -- firmly packed
      1/3  cup           whipping cream
      1/2  cup           pecans -- roasted and chopped
 
  Prepare 9 springform pan (butter sides and bottom). Combine graham  or vanill
 a wafer crumbs, walnuts, melted butter and press up sides  and on bottom of pan
 . Chill. In large bowl, beat cream cheese until  light. Gradually add sugar, fl
 our and spices. Beat in eggs, 1 at a  time, blending well. Add pumpkin puree an
 d blend well. Pour batter  into chilled pan and bake in center of oven at 325 F
  for 90 minutes.  Turn off heat and let cake stand for 30 min. with door open. 
 Cool  on rack and then chill for 2 hours and top with praline.
  S
 nutty Praline Topping: In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cream.  Over medi
 um heat,  cook and stir until sugar dissolves.  Simmer 5 minutes or until thick
 ened.  Remove from heat; stir in nuts.  Keep stirring until praline becomes a b
 it stiff -then pour onto chilled cheesecake.
 erve with whipped cream.
 
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