Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
  • READY IN ABOUT 4 hrs

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cheesecake

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"When my mother was undergoing chemotherapy for the cancer that eventually took her life, I came up with the basic recipe for the cheesecake. It was one of the few foods that she really enjoyed and would stay down. Now my granddaughter has a gluten allergy, so I've adapted the recipe for her by using the gluten-free crust instead of the original graham crumb crust. I think I like this version better!"

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Original recipe makes 1 10-inch cheesecake Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 10 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 55 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Whisk almond meal, slivered almonds, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda, and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon together in a bowl; stir in butter until almond mixture is evenly moistened. Pour almond mixture into a 10-inch springform pan and press firmly into the bottom.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is set, about 10 minutes. Remove crust from oven and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place a pan of hot water onto the bottom rack of the oven to help reduce cracking in the cheesecake.
  4. Beat cream cheese, sour cream, pumpkin puree, 1 cup sugar, eggs, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ginger, vanilla extract, and salt together in a large bowl using an electric mixer, scraping bottom and sides of bowl frequently, until filling is smooth. Pour filling over hot crust.
  5. Place pan on the center rack in oven and bake until cheesecake peaks in the center, 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes. Cool to room temperature before removing sides of pan. Transfer cheesecake to a serving plate and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator before serving, at least 2 hours.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I have also made this with cooked, mashed yams or cooked, mashed winter squash, such as butternut or acorn. All are very good and work equally well.
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Reviews More Reviews

Oct 20, 2013

This cheesecake is surprisingly light and was a big hit at our family thanksgiving dinner.

 
Dec 15, 2013

Simply yumtastic!

 

5 Ratings

Nov 28, 2014

I would not try this recipe again. Perhaps it is the large amount of sour cream it calls for, but my family found it quite disappointing.

 
Mar 28, 2014

I went gluten and used a standard graham cracker crust. It was light and delicious, although it did crack in the top even though I had a pan of water in the oven like it said.

 
Mar 18, 2015

I loved this recipe! I made it for a dessert group gathering which has a member who has gluten sensitivity and also made another dessert for others in the group. This one was by far the more popular choice for everyone! It looks huge when it comes out of the oven, but it condenses as it cools. Made 8 medium servings.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 317 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.8 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 22.3 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 8.4 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 361 mg
  • 14%

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

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