11.30.2008

thanksgiving yumminess

my habit of trying out new recipes for family gatherings kicked in again. this year for thanksgiving i made the pioneer woman's caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake. the kids helped me a bit, which kept them occupied for awhile. i should really bake more with them.

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packing in the gingersnap crust into the springform pan.
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mixing the pumpkin cheesecake batter.

the end result caused some dripping and burning of the batter in the oven, but it sure is tasty (we have quite a bit left over). i didn't use nearly as much caramel as the recipe called for and rupert thought it was still too much. the caramel layer on top of the crushed gingersnap crystalized it to a pretty hard crust, which i like but it may be a bit too hard for some people.
it's clearly not an everyday food but for special occasions it's quite the treat.
caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake

1 comment:

Steliza said...

You almost have me willing to eat pumpkin pie Y...almost...I destest pumpkin pie though, so it might take a little more convincing.

Glad you all had a happy Thanksgiving! And glad that me with a puppy snout is one of Maya's treasures...that is the best compliment I have ever received. Thank your sweet little girl for me!