cups graham cracker crumbs
tablespoons butter, melted
cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
- 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
cup canned pumpkin
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Make crust by combining cracker crumbs with melted butter and 1 tablespoon sugar. Stir well enough to coat all crumbs with butter. Keep it crumbly. Press crumbs onto bottom and about 2/3 of the way up the sides of a springform pan. Bake 5 minutes; set aside. Mix cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla in large mixing bowl with electric mixer until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except whipped cream and beat until smooth. Pour into prepared pan and bake 60 - 70 minutes. Allow to cool to room temperature, then refrigerate. When chilled, remove sides of pan. Serve with whipped cream. Note: may use dental floss for clean cuts.