Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake

Tis the season for more than jack o’lanterns when it comes to pumpkins; delicious desserts are on the menu.

Pumpkin Marble Cheesecake
1 1/2 cups Gingersnap Crumbs
1/2 cup Finely Chopped Pecans
1/3 cup Margarine, Melted
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
3/4 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
3  large Eggs
1 cup Canned Pumpkin
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg



Combine crumbs, pecans and margarine; press onto bottom and 1 1/2-inches up sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees F, 10 minutes.

Combine cream cheese, 1/2 c sugar and vanilla, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

Reserve 1 cup batter, chill. Add remaining sugar, pumpkin and spices to remaining batter; mix well. Alternately layer pumpkin and cream cheese batters over crust. Cut through batters with knife several times for marble effect.

Bake at 350 degrees F., 55 minutes. Loosen cake from rim of pan; cool before removing rim of pan.  Chill overnight before serving.

Servings: 10

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