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PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Yields: 1 Cheesecake

Crust:
8 oz     Gingersnap cookies, broken into pieces
½ C     Pecans, finely chopped
4 T     Unsalted butter, melted
2 T     Sugar
1 t     Cinnamon
Filling:
3 T     Flour, all-purpose
1 T     Pumpkin Pie seasoning
48 oz     Cream cheese, room temp
1.5 C     Sugar
1    (15 oz) Can unsweetened pumpkin
3 T     Bourbon
2 t     Vanilla extract
4     Lg Eggs

Crust:
   Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place gingersnaps in the bowl of a food processor with a steel blade and process until finely ground. Add pecans, butter, sugar and cinnamon. Process until the mixture just comes together.
   Transfer the mixture to a 9-inch spring form pan. Pat into the bottom of the pan evenly and about 1 inch up the sides. Bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes. Place on wire rack to cool completely before adding the filling.

Filling:
   In a small bowl whisk together the flour and pumpkin seasoning, set aside. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and airy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the pumpkin puree, vanilla and flour mixture. Combine thoroughly. Add the eggs, one at a time, incorporating each egg thoroughly before adding the next.
   Pour the batter into the prepared piecrust. Wrap the outside of the pan with adouble layer of foil. Place in a roasting pan lined with paper towels. Add enough waterto come half way up the sides of the pan. Bake for about 1 ½ hours or until cheese-cake is set. Remove from water and cool on wire rack. Remove foil and chill for at least4 hours or overnight.
 Open the spring form and place on a serving platter. Serve with cinnamon whipped cream.