Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake

Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake

Makes 12
Prep 60 m
Bake 35 m
Cook 15 m

Ingredients

Crust and Cheesecake Layer:

Pumpkin Chiffon Layer:

Directions

  1. 1 of 1 Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Crust and Cheesecake Layer:

  1. 1 of 3 In bowl, mix crumbs, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Press over bottom and 1-3/4 inches up side of 9-inch springform pan (see photo 1, at right).
  2. 2 of 3 In large bowl, beat cream cheese, eggs, sugar, half-and-half, flour and allspice. Pour into graham crust.
  3. 3 of 3 Bake in 350 degree F oven 35 minutes or until center is set. Transfer to rack; let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate.

Pumpkin Chiffon Layer:

  1. 1 of 7 While cheesecake is chilling, in medium-size bowl, stir together pumpkin, 1/2 cup of the sugar, egg yolk, salt and allspice.
  2. 2 of 7 In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over water. Let stand until gelatin softens, 5 minutes. Add half-and-half. Heat over medium heat, stirring, until gelatin is dissolved.
  3. 3 of 7 Stir small amount of warm half-and-half mixture into pumpkin mixture; stir pumpkin mixture into half-and-half mixture in saucepan. Place over medium heat; cook, stirring constantly, for 10 to 13 minutes or until mixture reaches 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (photo 2).
  4. 4 of 7 Cool mixture over ice water in large bowl until consistency of sour cream (mixture mounds on top of itself), 6 to 8 minutes (photo 3). Remove from ice water bath.
  5. 5 of 7 In small bowl, sprinkle powdered egg whites over warm water. Let stand 3 minutes. Beat with mixer until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining sugar until stiff peaks form (photo 4).
  6. 6 of 7 . Fold egg white mixture into pumpkin mixture (photo 5). Scrape onto cheesecake; smooth top. Cover; refrigerate overnight to firm chiffon. Makes 12 servings.
  7. 7 of 7 Note: Powdered egg whites are available from The Baker's Catalogue, 800-827-6836 or www.bakerscatalogue.com.
Nutrition Information for Pumpkin Chiffon Cheesecake
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Per Serving: 23 g Fat, total, 43 g carb., 288 mg sodium, 7 g pro., 405 kcal cal., 14 g sat. fat, 1 g fiber, 118 mg chol.
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