Indulge in the ultimate Autumn inspired dessert with our irresistible recipe for Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake. Combining the rich, creamy goodness of cheesecake with the comforting flavor of pumpkin this dessert is a showstopper that will impress even the most discerning palates. The base is a buttery graham cracker crust that provides the perfect foundation for the luscious pumpkin cheesecake filling. With its velvety smooth texture and aromatic spices this cheesecake is a true celebration of Fall flavors.
1 can (15 to 16 ounces) pure pumpkin puree
1/4 cup sugar
1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 quart regular or lower-fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, softened
1 package (9 oz.) 9-inch prepared graham cracker pie crust
Whipped topping, if desired
01Mix the pumpkin, sugar, and spice until well blended.
02Quickly mix pumpkin mixture with the softened ice cream.
03Pour into crumb crust and freeze, uncovered, until firm (a couple of hours).
04When the pie is frozen, cover with plastic wrap and then cover with heavy duty aluminum foil (or place in a freezer bag, squeezing out the air) until ready to serve.
05Thaw pie slightly before serving. Top with whipped topping.