Pumpkin Cheesecake (+ Other Holiday Recipes)

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I've never been a fan of pumpkin pie, but I do LOVE pumpkin cheesecake. I think this is such a great update to the dessert we've all seen year after year.
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Today I’ve got a tasty new recipe for you that happens to be the final installment in our blogger #RealFoodHoliday progressive dinner series! I don’t know about you, but I’ve personally never been a fan of pumpkin pie (is anyone really?), but I do LOVE some pumpkin cheesecake.

Pumpkin Cheesecake & Other Holiday Recipes on 100 Days of #RealFood #Thanksgiving #pumpkin

I think this is such a great update to the traditional dessert we’ve all seen year after year, and with the pecan crust you can easily accommodate any gluten-free guests you might be entertaining.

For another holiday favorite, make this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread!


So here’s what this whole holiday progressive dinner thing is all about…a few of us food bloggers thought it would be a fun idea to take turns sharing a different real food recipe that you could add to your holiday table this year. And since I happen to be the last one on the list, here is a little summary of what’s been featured so far:

Pumpkin Cheesecake & Other Holiday Recipes on 100 Days of #RealFood #Thanksgiving #pumpkin

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  1. 1 star
    This is the first recipe from 100 Days that did not receive rave reviews from my family. I served it today at Thanksgiving. I wish I had went with my regular homemade pumpkin pie.

    1. Hi Rhonda, I’m sorry to hear it wasn’t a hit. Could you please let us know why it didn’t receive good reviews from your family? Was it taste, texture, etc.? I know when it comes to those classic recipes that are usually loaded with sugar, it can be a little different to get used to when it’s a real food approved recipe. – Nicole

  2. Hi, Lisa!! Just wanted to let you know that we made your lemon blueberry cheesecake from your cookbook today and it was TO DIE FOR!!! We put your homemade whipped cream and raspberries on top. I was in cheesecake heaven!!

  3. 5 stars
    Happy Thanksgiving 100 Days Team! I’ve made this before and it is AMAZING! My deep pie dish that I used to use broke this year. Have you ever tried making this in a spring form cheesecake pan? Any tips for using a pan like that would be helpful as I only have shallow pie pans.

  4. Please excuse me if this has been asked before. But, could I double the recipe and use a springform pan? Thank you for your help! :)

  5. Hmm, maybe m using a deeper pan, but my cheesecake has been in for at least twice the amount of time and is still not set. Smells yummy so I’m hoping that it still works out. Anyone else have this trouble?

  6. 5 stars
    I’ve made this for the past two Thanksgivings. The recipe gets rave reviews and guests appreciated the level of sweetness. Only change I made was to add a couple TBS coconut sugar in the crust. It was perfect!

  7. Is it possible to make this a normal cheesecake?
    One of my family members has a pumpkin allergy and
    another one has a pecan allergy.
    Is it possible to substitute the ingredients so it will be a normal cheesecake?

  8. 5 stars
    This pumpkin cheesecake got amazing reviews at last night’s dinner party! I didn’t even make the whipped cream and it was delicious. I had a little extra filling, perhaps my pie dish is small, but i just baked the extra separately in a ramekin and my one year old gobbled it up! Her own personal, crust-less pumpkin cheesecake :-)

  9. 5 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving and LOVED it!! It was light and delicious without being too sweet, heavy or overpowering. I baked it in a water bath, which prevented any cracking afterwards. Thanks for the recipe!

  10. 3 stars
    I loved that it didn’t have sugar, however, I heard from multiple Thanksgiving meal partakers that it wasn’t sweet enough and didn’t have enough pumpkin flavor. :(

  11. 5 stars
    I just made this the other day! It was absolutely delicious. I did have some trouble with the crust so I had to try again, but made sure they were crushed really good in the blender. Also, I didn’t bake it as long as it says because the first one was practically black when I pulled it out of the oven.
    Anyway, I was able to make two pumpkin cheesecakes with this recipe. Everyone loved it!

  12. 3 stars
    I was excited to try this recipe for Thanksgiving, but unfortunately I was a bit disappointed in it. The texture was fine (including the crust) but it just wasn’t sweet enough for me. It didn’t compare to pumpkin cheesecakes I’d made in the past (which used sugar, of course). I went back to compare recipes, and they all called for 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sugar, as opposed to your 1/2 cup of maple syrup. As much as I love pure maple syrup, you would have to use it 1:1 to sweeten as much as sugar I guess.

    To use the recipe as is, it would definitely require the (sweet) whipped cream topping; however, in my mind, a good cheesecake should be able to stand alone.

  13. 5 stars
    I made this in a springform pan, didn’t even bother with the whipped cream and it was amazing! Got rave reviews all around my Thanksgiving table