Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake

Amaretto e Zucca Torta Di Formaggio

Impress your guests this holiday season with homemade desserts like this one for Amaretto Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Ingredients

 Crust:

  • 1 c finely chopped pecans
  • ½ c all-purpose flour
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c graham cracker crumbles
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg yolk

 Filling:

  • 1 ½ c pumpkin puree
  • ½ c brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 packages cream cheese
  • ½ c maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp. Amaretto
  • ¼ c sour cream

Topping:

  • 1 c sour cream
  • 1 tsp Amaretto
  • 1 tsp sugar

Directions:

For the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Butter a springform pan and line the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  • Combine pecans, flour, brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs, butter, and yolk in large bowl.
  • Press mixture evenly into the bottom of the greased springform pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes and set aside to cool.
  • Lower oven temperature to 300.

For the filling:

  • Combine pumpkin, brown sugar, eggs, and spices in large mixing bowl and set aside.
  • Use electric mixer to beat the cream cheese, maple syrup, and Amaretto until smooth.
  • Combine with sour cream and pumpkin mixture.

Enjoy!