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Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake – Fall Dessert At Its Finest

What a great combination of flavors! I was initially skeptical, but after tasting this pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake, I’m convinced! Pumpkin and ginger are the perfect treat for your taste buds.

Pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake with caramel icing

This Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake Is Amazing!

I made this pumpkin ginger cheesecake recently and everyone in the family was seriously impressed.

The base is to die for:

  • buttery
  • caramelly
  • nutty
  • gingery
  • crunchy

I could have just eaten that and be perfectly content.

But the topping is an orangey, creamy, spicy delight. What’s more, it was actually much easier to make than I was anticipating.

I made a couple of mini ones too, while I was at it. They cook much more quickly if you’re in a hurry.

I used fresh pumpkin which was cooked in the oven and then lightly pureed in the blender. If you use canned, make sure it doesn’t already have spices in. If it does just omit the spices in the ingredients.

To serve: Release the spring from pan and transfer to a serving plate.

Pumpkin and ginger cheesecake variations

This was absolutely delicious. I shall definitely be making it again.

Next time, instead of just eating it straight away as it comes, (which was pretty wonderful) I think it will go marvelously with some stewed rhubarb with a little cinnamon and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt. That would impress anyone at a dinner party.

Oh, and adding some caramel on top is a must try too! I’ll leave you dreaming of caramel pumpkin gingersnap cheesecake: YUM!

This pumpkin and ginger cheesecake can easily be wheat and gluten free if you use a pack of gluten free ginger biscuits for the base, and check the label on your cream cheese and vanilla extract to make sure they are GF.

Yield: 8

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake

What a delicious twist to a popular dessert! your family will love this pumpkin and gingersnaps cheesecake 🙂

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes



  • 1 small pack gingersnap cookies
  • 1/2 cup pecan nuts ( or use walnuts instead)
  • 6 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  • 2 packages cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


  1. Blend all the crust ingredients together until they are in fine crumbs. Grease a 9” circular springform pan and place on a baking tray. Press the crumbs into the base and bake in the oven for 10 – 15 minutes at 350 F (Gas mark 4) 
  2. Take out of the oven and allow to cool while you make the filling.
  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 275 F (Gas mark 3)
  4. Beat the cream cheese in your blender. Add sugar and blend. Then add eggs one at a time. Finally mix in the pumpkin puree, the sour cream, and all the other ingredients. 
  5. Pour over the base and place in the oven for 2 hours and 15 minutes. 
  6. Don’t worry if the middle is slightly wobbly still, it will firm up in the fridge. 
  7. Allow to cool, cover and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight. 
If you enjoy this I know you will love my Pumpkin Butterscotch Bundt cake

Did you ever try pumpkin gingersnap dessert? How was it?

This pumpkin cheesecake make with gingersnap cookies is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving dinner. An absolutely delicious combination of pumpkin pie and cheesecake, ginger snap and pecans are genius! A Thanksgiving hit your family and friends will rave about. #gingersnap #pumpkin #cheesecake #Thanksgiving #holidaydesserts #christmasdessertrecipe #dessertrecipes #recipes

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robin kockler

Friday 16th of November 2018

Looks great but I don’t see the directions for the orangey topping???


Friday 16th of November 2018

The orangey topping is referring to the color of the cheesecake given by the pumpkin :)

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