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Recipe: PUMPKIN WEEK: BOURBON PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Halloween is almost here, which puts people in a pumpkin-y mood. This week, we'll share recipes that utilize the beloved gourd. Today's comes from epicurious.com.

INGREDIENTS

For crust

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (from five 4 3/4- by 2 1/4-inch crackers)

1/2 cup pecans (1 3/4 ounces), finely chopped

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter, melted and cooled



For filling

1 1/2 cups canned solid-pack pumpkin

3 large eggs

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons heavy cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon bourbon liqueur or bourbon (optional)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

For topping

2 cups sour cream (20 oz.)

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon bourbon liqueur or bourbon (optional)

For directions on preparing this recipe, follow this link.

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