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Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

I love cheesecake and I love making them. I prefer a swirl rather than an entire pumpkin flavor because I love the taste of both flavors. Enjoy!


Confession time- we ate the first one before we got the finished product picture so we had to make another…darn! 😉

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1 Cup Graham Cracker crumbs

2 Tbs Sugar

3 Tbs Butter, melted

3 Packages 8 oz. Cream Cheese

1 Cup Sugar

1 tps Vanilla

3 large Eggs

8 oz. Pumpkin Puree

1 1/2 tsp Pumpkin Spices (1 tsp Cinnamon, 1/4 tsp Ginger and 1/4 tsp Nutmeg)

Directions:  Crust – In a small bowl mix Graham Cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Grease the bottom of a 9″ spring form pan. Press crumb mixture into the bottom of the pan and set aside.

Filling – Mix together cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and vanilla. Mix in eggs one at a time. Separate the filling into two bowls. To one of the bowls add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, pumpkin puree and spices.

To swirl – Pour half of the plain filling over the crust and smooth it out to the sides. Add 2/3 of the pumpkin filling and smooth to the sides. Do the same with the remaining plain filling. With the remaining pumpkin filling, drop spoonfuls evenly over the last layer. Smooth out a little, then use a knife to swirl the two colors. Don’t over do it, the colors will blend.

*Note- I don’t usually care if my personal cheesecake has a crack across the top, but when I make them for someone else, I do. To avoid this, place your full spring form pan onto a baking sheet and add enough water to the baking sheet to almost fill it. This will add moisture when baking and it won’t crack.

Bake at 325* for 55 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Use a knife around the edges to loosen crust. Cool 1 hour more before putting in the refrigerator to chill for several hours or overnight.

Serve chilled.

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Simply Delicious Granola

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4 Cups Rolled Oats

1 tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Cup Honey

1/2 Cup Butter

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Cup chopped nuts of choice (here we used walnuts)

1 Cup dried, chopped fruit of choice (here we used raisins)

Directions: Preheat oven to 250*. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine oats and cinnamon and set aside. Melt butter and honey in a sauce pan. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour liquid over oat mixture and stir to coat well.

Spread evenly on a cookie and bake for 1 hour. Stir at 15 mins and 30 mins. Add fruit and nuts at 45 mins. Turn oven off at 1 hour and let it cool in the oven for 15 mins. Remove from oven and completely cool before putting in an airtight container.