Warning: if you aren't a fan of pumpkin cheesecake, scroll right on out of here, because this article is definitely not for you.
Oct. 22 is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day! If you are a fiend for either pumpkin pie, cheesecake or, ideally, both, you'll love the creamy, nutty, tangy and subtly spiced desserts we have in store for you. Fix yourself up a nice chai latte or a bourbon and Bailey's cocktail for the perfect pumpkin cheesecake pairing.
What are you waiting for? Let's celebrate!
Some kind of magic happens when you mix together creamy, just slightly sour cheesecake batter and rich, fluffy pumpkin. Here's our favorite way to do it.
If you or someone you know has cut out dairy, consider serving this version that tastes creamy and smooth, thanks to the ingenuity of silken tofu. Honestly one of our favorite vegan desserts. Bonus: Crush up some gingersnaps for an extra-spiced crust.
Pumpkin snickerdoodles are amazing, obviously, but have you tried stuffing them with cream cheese?
Pumpkin. Cheesecake. Brownies. Not only are they scrumptious, but with those colors, they are the perfect Halloween treat!
Alternately, if you want to make the cake version, go for it! Brownie batter makes for an excellent cheesecake crust, if you were wondering.
Every kind of pie that you love, all swirled together to make one super pie. Pro-tip: swap out regular grahams for cinnamon or chocolate ones for an extra delicious treat.
If you don't quite have the time, energy or patience for a proper cheesecake, make these instead. They're cuter anyway.
At this point, we are convinced that everything in the world tastes better with caramel. Prove us wrong, we dare you!
If you're craving a super easy but decadent way to get your pumpkin cheesecake fix, blend some ice cream, cream cheese and pumpkin puree and guzzle it by the glass. Feeling like an alcoholic drink? Dump in some whipped cream vodka, chocolate vodka, bourbon, Bailey's or any other of your favorite dessert liquors and liqueurs for the ultimate adult shake.
Three gorgeous layers of soft, thick brownie, silky smooth pumpkin cream cheese pudding and light whipped frosting. We. Need. These. Now.