Pumpkin Cheesecake with Walnut & Oats Crust

Submitted by Kathy K. of Waverly, Tennessee 2007 Crisco® Country Favorites Cook-Off Finalist

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Walnut & Oats Crust

Tags: Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 120 min
  • Ready Time: 390 min
  • Yield: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

CRUST

  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 teaspoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

FILLING

  • 4 (8 oz.) packages (2 lbs.) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 5 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 8 ounces pumpkin pie filling

Preparation Directions

CRUST

  • HEAT oven to 325ºF. Lightly spray 9-inch springform pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • CREAM together shortening, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Slowly add flour, oats, and walnuts. Mix well.
  • PRESS mixture into the bottom and one inch up the sides of pan. Bake 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

FILLING

  • HEAT oven to 450ºF.
  • BEAT together cream cheese and sugar until fully combined. Add flour, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Mix. Add eggs one at a time, mixing just enough to incorporate each egg. Do not over mix.
  • FOLD in pumpkin pie filling. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake 10 minutes. Lower temperature to 225°F and bake an additional 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • TURN oven off, slightly opening oven door to allow cheesecake to cool to room temperature. Refrigerate cheesecake overnight (or at least 4 hours).

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1/10), Calories 640 (Calories from Fat 420), Total Fat 45g (Saturated Fat 232g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 200mg, Sodium 370mg, Total Carbohydrate 43g (Dietary Fiber 3g, Sugars 24g), Protein 12g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 70%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 4%, Iron 10%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.