Pumpkin season isn’t complete without a special day for one of the sweetest pumpkin treats. October 21 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, celebrating one of America’s favorite desserts mixed with an essential fall flavor.
Cheesecake is believed to have been around since Ancient Greece. The earliest mention of cheesecake found is from the Greek physician Aegimus, who wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. The version we know and love was more than likely popularized in the early 1900s when James Kraft developed Philadelphia Cream Cheese.
To celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day with your own cheesecake, try this simple recipe at home provided by National Days Today:
- 1 cup (or 2 sticks) of butter
- 2 ½ cups of flour
- 3 eggs
- 2 tbsp of baking powder
- ½ cup of sour cream
- 1 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp of vanilla
- ⅓ tbsp of salt (or add more to taste)
- ½ cup canned or fresh puréed pumpkin
- ½ tbsp of baking soda
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tbsp of vanilla
- 1 tbsp of cornstarch
- ¼ cup canned pumpkin
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
You can also try https://www.justsotasty.com/no-bake-pumpkin-cheesecake/ by the Oh so Tasty Blog.
Enjoy the classic flavors of fall in a sweet way on October 21. Make sure to use the hashtag #NationalPumpkinCheesecakeDay when posting your yummy treats to social media!