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Old 11-28-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake

I totally forgot I had this recipe til the day before T-day, but went ahead and made it, and wow, is it good!

Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake w/brownie crust

12 servings

Crust: 4T butter 2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
cup sugar 1 large egg
cup flour tsp. baking powder
cup finely chopped walnuts
1/8 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 325. Lightly butter a 9 inch springform pan. In a medium saucepan, melt butter with chocolate; remove from heat, let cool slightly, add sugar and egg til blended. Whisk flour with salt and baking powder; add to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts. spread batter in springform and smooth the surface. Bake fo 10 minutes, or til risen and dry to the touch. Cool completely. Wrap the outside of the pan in foil. Leave oven on.

4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
1 lbs. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 T cornstarch
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 cups pumpkin puree
tsp. nutmeg

Melt chocolate, set aside. Beat cream cheese til smooth. Add sugar, beat til light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat well between each addition. Beat in cornstarch and vanilla. Add 1 cup of batter to the melted chocolate and stir til blended. Add the pumpkin and spices into the remaining batter.

Pour of the pumpkin batter over the crust. Pour the chocolate batter on top. If the chocolate is too thick to pour, heat in microwave for 10 seconds. Spoon the remaining pumplkin cheesecake batter on top of the chocolate. Use a knife to make swirls.

Set the springform pan in a roasting pan. Add enough hot water to reach halfway up the side of the pan. Bake in center of oven for 1 hours, til firm around edges but slightly jiggly in the center. Turn the oven off, prop the door open and let the cheesecake stand in the water bath for 1 hour, until completely set. Remove from water bath and chill thoroughly, 4 hours or overnight, then remove foil and pan.

Can make up to 4 days ahead.

Note - I didn't make the brownie crust - I just used a package of those chocolate wafers and made a chocolate crumb crust.


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Old 11-29-2005, 06:44 AM   #2
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This sounds great, marm! I have a lot of different pumpkin cheesecake recipes but none with chocolate. Consider it copied and pasted!

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Old 11-29-2005, 07:12 AM   #3
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Love the concept of chocolate and pumpkin in the same dish, what an indulgent treat this must be! Many thanks for posting it Marm!

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Old 11-29-2005, 07:29 PM   #4
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Well, we had this, pecan pie, fruitcake, my pear-almond tart, and a cinnamon struesal cake, and the pumpkin/chocolate cheesecake just disappeared! One of those moments where folks took a bite, and there was absolute silence at the table!!
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