Okay, the following recipe is not mine…at least not completely. I came across this recipe one day as I was flipping channels and happend to pass by the Food Network. There, in primetime no less, was the lovely Paul Deen staring back at me over a mixing bowl.
With her Southern belle smile, she announced she was going to make a pumpkin cheesecake. While she had me at “Hey y’all,” I sat in rapt attention as she made this recipe.
I had never made a cheesecake before. I made that cheesecake.
I can bake. Who knew?
If you decide to try it, follow the baking instructions exactly. That’s my best advice. My second best advice would that next time I make the recipe, I am going to add a half cup more sugar and double the spice. I like my pumpkin pies bold with big flavors. Paula’s pumpkin cheesecake was good, but it did not explode with sweetness, nutmeg, and clove like I prefer. That is not Paula’s fault. Everyone else who has tried the recipe loved it and wanted more.
And besides, it’s a Paula Deen dessert. You know it has to be good!