You'd have to be out of your gourd to not know that pumpkin season is upon us, and with all these gorgeous gours popping up on every doorstep and every market shelf, it's the perfect time of year to take advantage of nature's bounty by whipping up something sweet to eat. Celebrate the harvest while satisfying a sweet tooth with these swoon-worthy recipes for pumpkin cheesecake. These creamy, dreamy desserts offer a decadent alternative to the season's humble pumpkin pie , but who's sayin' we can't have both?
Let's start the day off with a basic recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake from the frugal kitchen of Poormet. Now, when I say basic read "anything-but-basic" pumpkin cheesecake. Rich layers of melt-in-your-mouth cream cheese and a tangy sour cream topping is far from being ordinary, yet in the world of pumpkin cheesecakes, however obscure it may be, this recipe is pretty much standard and it only gets more lavish from here on out.
Ahh muffins, the breakfast cupcake, and friend to on-the-go folks everywhere. I am almost positive there's nothing these hand-held snacks aren't capable of; world hunger? crabby kids? Muffins solve 'em all. This time around muffins are up and autumn with this irresistible recipe from Movita Beucoup for Pumpkin Cheesecake Muffins. In this recipe an unassuming pumpkin muffin hides folds of sweet and silky cream cheese beneath its soft and chewy outer crust for a naughty nibble you'll look forward to every fall.
Give your oven a rest and check out this next recipe from Masshole Mommy. A No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is a no-sweat way to sweeten up any gathering and a sure crowd pleaser with its creamy whipped topping and crunchy graham cracker crust. The perfect treat for a kids party, family get-togethers or anytime a little autumnal spice is needed.
A Farm Girl's Dabbles combines the comfort of homestyle cooking with a gourmet palet in this next and last recipe for Pumpkin Cheesecake with Ginger and White Chocolate. Just when you thought the rich and creamy dessert couldn't get more decadent, two more bold and zesty flavors show up to kick the party into full gear.