Pumpkin Maple Bacon Cheesecake

Pumpkin Maple Bacon Cheesecake
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Why not add bacon to a pumpkin maple cheesecake? 

8
Servings
784
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1/2 Pound bacon, chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 3/4 Cup amaretti cookies or almond biscotti
  • 3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • Three 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • One 15-ounce can puréed pumpkin
  • 3 eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 Cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Teaspoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon nutmeg

Directions

For the filling

Cook maple syrup and bacon in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan on medium heat until crisp, about 8-9 minutes. Drain and let cool.

Pulse cookies, sugar, cinnamon, and ½ of the cooked bacon crumbles in a food processor. Press flat into a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin purée, eggs, egg yolk, sour cream, sugar, and the spices. Add flour and vanilla. Beat together until well combined.

Pour into crust. 

Beat the cream, sugar, and nutmeg using an electric hand mixer until soft peaks form, about 5-6 minutes. 

Top with whipped cream and crumbled bacon.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
56g
80%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
20g
83%
Cholesterol
46mg
15%
Carbohydrate, by difference
66g
51%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
88µg
13%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
2µg
2%
Calcium, Ca
85mg
9%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
7g
28%
Fluoride, F
1µg
0%
Folate, total
64µg
16%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
70mg
10%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
328mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
29g
1%

Pumpkin Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age.

Pumpkin Cooking Tip

Vegetable should typically be cooked as quickly as possible, as they can become bland and mushy, and lose vitamins and minerals.