Pumpkin Orange Cheesecake Recipe

A special dessert for that Halloween Party! You may have tried Cheesecake but have you ever seen the pumpkin in a crust with almonds, carrots and orange rind, and grated pumpkin? Mmmm….

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients : 


pumpkin ¾ cup of Almonds

pumpkin ¾ cup grated carrot

pumpkin 5 eggs

pumpkin 1 ¼ cups of sugar

pumpkin3 cups of grated pumpkin

pumpkin 6 tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour

pumpkin 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

pumpkin ½ teaspoon minced ginger root

pumpkin 8oz cream cheese

pumpkin 1 cup sour cream

pumpkin ½ teaspoon salt

(one cup = 8 ozs)

Method :

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350F (180C). grease a 9 inch spring form pan.
  2. Set aside a teaspoon or two of almonds or carrot for the top of the cheescake. Beat 3 of the eggs with ¾ cup of sugar. Fold in the pumpkin, carrot, flour, orange zest, ginger root and almonds. With a fork, spread this mixture in the prepared pan. Bake on a baking sheet for 40 minutes. The centre will have a custardlike consistency.
  3. In a food processor or mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining ½ cup of sugar, the remaining 2 eggs, the sour cream and the salt.
  4. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the baked shell. Sprinkle the reserved almond or carrots or both on top.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or untill firm. Chill and serve with a dollop of fresh cream and sliced orange.

Recipe from ‘Treasured Country Recipes’, provided by Liz von Engelbrechten at Ballycross Apple Farm, Bridgetown, Co. Wexford who says, “Hope you enjoy it!”

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