Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake

Pumpkin Tahini Cheesecake

This cheesecake with tahini is a Middle Eastern twist on your classic recipe. The extra-long baking time ensures a crack-free surface on the cheesecake.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    Mix graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup sugar, butter, and 2 tablespoons tahini together in a bowl. Press into the bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Sprinkle 1/4 crushed pecans over the prepared crust.
  2. Step 2

    Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Beat in egg until smooth. Beat in egg yolk. Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract. Add 1 1/4 cups sugar, heavy cream, and flour; blend until smooth. Spread 2 cups of batter over the crust to form the first filling layer.
  3. Step 3

    Stir pumpkin puree, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg into the remaining batter in the bowl. Spread over the first layer of filling.
  4. Step 4

    Place cheesecake in a cold oven. Set oven temperature to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Bake cheesecake until set, 3 hours and 10 minutes. Crack the oven door open and let cheesecake cool inside for 1 hour. Refrigerate until firm, 8 to 24 hours.
  5. Step 5

    Spread 1/4 cup tahini over the surface of the cheesecake; arrange pecan pieces decoratively on top.