Video: How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake -

Video: How to Make Pumpkin Cheesecake

Discover the simple trick to perfect, crack-free pumpkin cheesecake.

16,328 Plays

In this video, you’ll see how to make creamy, custardy pumpkin cheesecake with a ginger snap crust. It’s the perfect hybrid between a pumpkin pie and a traditional cheesecake—and the ideal dessert for Thanksgiving dinner. The cream cheese and pure pumpkin puree are spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, vanilla extract, and the secret ingredient—a splash of bourbon. In the video, you’ll also discover a simple way to avoid cracks. The key is to stop cooking at just the right moment; you can’t always go by sight, because the cheesecake’s still-jiggly middle can give the false impression of being undercooked when it really isn’t. Watch the video, then get the recipe for Chef John’s Pumpkin Cheesecake. Serve completely chilled with a dollop of whipped cream if you like. See more Chef John videos >>

Related Recipes & Articles


Nov. 22, 2014 1:57 pm
Chef John, You make everything look sooooo easy. I probably need you by my elbow while I'm trying your recipes.
Apr. 4, 2014 1:28 pm
I love watching you helps alot
Feb. 13, 2014 2:46 pm
what kind of camera do you use for the videos?
Go Pro!

In Season

Dinner in the Fast Lane
Dinner in the Fast Lane

Get quick & easy recipes for your busiest days.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Related Menus

Sorry, there are no related menus here yet.

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States