Pumpkin Cheesecake

Thanksgiving 2012

How do we feel about Martha Stewart?

She’s a pretty polarizing figure, for sure. Personally, I’m conflicted. I feel like the media has given us a lot of reasons not to like her- insider trading and family issues aside, even. She’s too organizing! She’s too controlling! She’s too damn perfect!

But man, can that lady cook.

I’ve made quite a few of Martha’s desserts over the years- from Dark Chocolate Cheesecake, to Pumpkin Cookies and more. She’s got such a large repertoire of recipes that sometimes seeing her seal of approval makes me feel like I’m guaranteed to have a winner. And oh yeah, she did happen to feature my company’s cookies on her show that one time!

This pumpkin cheesecake of hers is no exception to perfection. It was a big hit at our Thanksgiving dinner this year, and it made so much that we were snacking on it for days.

One thing didn’t go exactly perfect, however. Even though Martha’s recipe was apparently designed to eliminate any cracks in the cake, which I followed to a T, that didn’t prevent a pretty giant one from appearing once everything was all said and done. However, we made the best of a silly situation by adding a few chocolate kisses to make a face!

Normally, I would share the recipe right here on my blog, but since I followed it extremely closely, feel free to check out Martha’s recipe for pumpkin cheesecakeΒ over on her site-Β I’m certainly excited to share with you. However you feel about her, that Martha, she knows her stuff!

Thanksgiving 2012

What’s your favorite holiday dessert?

Happy Eating πŸ™‚

5 thoughts on “Pumpkin Cheesecake”

  1. Well, if Martha featured my bakery on her show I would worship her as a goddess! πŸ™‚ I’ve made one of her recipes in the past and it was yummy so I’m on board. And I wouldn’t let a silly old crack get between me and a cheesecake! πŸ™‚

  2. I too feel the same way about Martha, but I do find myself referencing her recipes every now and then. Also I’m curious, did you open the oven at all while cooking the cheesecake? My mom swears that’s what causes a crack in the middle, either way this looks freaking amazing and I love the smiley face. πŸ™‚

    1. I didn’t open it! That was the thing- I totally followed her recipe to the letter, where she mentions how you are NOT supposed to open the door even after baking, for two hours afterward. Maybe our oven is weird? Oh well. It ended up being pretty funny! πŸ™‚

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