Saturday, October 31, 2009

Crock Pot Cheesecakes

I love cheesecake and I can't believe I forgot about it when I was posting the holiday crock pot "Thank you, Bish" for reminding me that cheesecake is a Thanksgiving must...grin...I have a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe and a Regular Cheesecake Recipe...

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Crust Ingredients:

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon sugar

Cheesecake Ingredients:

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup pumpkin puree

Crust Directions:

Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Press the crust over the bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 6-inch springform pan that is at least 3 inches deep. (You can use a 6-cup souffle pan or casserole dish that will fit inside the crock pot)

Cheesecake Directions:

Combine the cream cheese with the flour, the 2/3 cup of sugar, salt, and spices in a mixing bowl. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth, about 2 minutes.

Scrape the side of the bowl and add the eggs and the vanilla. Beat on medium speed until blended. Add sour cream and pumpkin puree. Beat until smooth. Pour batter into the springform pan/souffle pan/casserole dish.

Place pan inside crock pot and put enough water around the springform pan/souffle pan/casserole dish (about 1 inch up the sides). Cover pan with three layers of paper towels. Put lid on crock pot and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours. Do NOT open the lid.

Turn off the heat and let stand until the slow cooker has cooled, about 1 hour. Then remove lid and paper towels.
The edges should be set and center be slightly jiggly.

Transfer the cheesecake to a rack to finish cooling to room temperature, about 1 hour. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours.

Cheesecake in the Crock Pot


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup fine chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
3 tablespoons melted butter

2 packages (8 oz size) cream cheese room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour


Combine crust ingredients and press into a 7 inch springform pan. Beat cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add cream, vanilla and flour with eggs and beat medium speed 3 to 4 minutes. Pour into prepared pan.

Place trivet in the bottom of a 5 to 6 quart crock pot or one large enough to hold trivet. Place springform pan on trivet. Place paper towels over pan. Cover crock pot with lid and cook HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Turn off heat and leave cheesecake in crock-pot for another hour or until cool enough to remove. Transfer to rack to cool completely. Cover and chill very well - overnight works best. Garnish as desired with pecans or a fruit topping of choice.

**If you don't have a trivet, you can put the springfoam pan inside the crock pot and put water around it as you did in the first recipe.

Happy Slow Cooking! Enjoy and Hugs...

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Bish Denham said...

GREAT! Thanks Brenda!

sruble said...

Thanks for including the non-pumpkin version! I want to try this, although prob. not for Thanksgiving ... or maybe. Hmmm. DH gets his pumpkin pie!

BTW, what size crock pot is the recipe for?

Rena said...

These sound really good too. We're going to the store soon, so I'm going to print some of these up so I know what to buy. Thanks, Brenda!

Lilfix said...

I use George Hamilton which is my 5 quart Hamilton Beach oblong...but you have to get the 6 inch x 3 inch deep springform pan for it to fit...I also have small 4 1/2 inch springforms that I've used and made 2 at a time...just watch your time on these because they won't be as thick as the 6 inch so they won't need to cook as long..hope that helps...

Nora MacFarlane said...

This looks great. Thanks!

sruble said...

Thanks for the info Brenda. I'll have to see what size mine is. Off-hand, I'd just say BIG ;)

Christina Farley said...

I never thought you could make cheesecake in a crock pot! Wait until I tell my hubby!