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Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake with Roasted Almonds from {nifty thrifty things}

The cold season has begun (yesterday morning we had the first few delicate snowflakes & this morning we woke up to everything covered in a white blanket — beautiful!) and finally you can cozy up at home, on the couch, without feeling guilty about it.

What’s better than a delicious & autumnal cake on those cold afternoons? Along with a good cup of tea or hot chocolate.. yum!!

This cheesecake with its variety of spices is the perfect match for the pre-holiday season.

Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake with Roasted Almonds from {nifty thrifty things}

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Roasted Almonds

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  • For the crust:
  • 14 cups flour
  • 1 stick cold butter, cut in pieces
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • For the filling:
  • 2 cups fromage frais
  • 12 cups cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 18 cups pureed pumpkin
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground Piment
  • 1 tsp ground cloves



Combine all ingredients for the crust and set aside, cool, for 30 minutes.


Line a spring form with baking paper.


Mix all the ingredients for the filling until creamy.


Press the dough for the crust into the spring form and add the filling.


Bake in preheated oven at 340°F (170°C) for about 90 minutes.


After the cake has cooled off, dust with powdered sugar and decorate with roasted almonds.


The original recipe calls for “quark”, which is a common ingredient in German cheesecakes. Since it’s hard to find in the US, I substituted it for fromage frais.

Delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake with Roasted Almonds from {nifty thrifty things}

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  • Reply
    Wednesday November 9th, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    This is just plain beautiful!! Your entire blog is beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!!

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    Sunday November 13th, 2016 at 03:14 PM

    Oh gosh snow already?? I’m not quite ready yet. Once December 1st hits I’m ok with some pretty snowflakes. That first snowfall is magical every year, even after 30 years of “first snowfalls” :) The pumpkin cheese cakes looks AMAZING!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday November 14th, 2016 at 08:39 PM

      Ha! I wasn’t ready either! ;)
      I don’t even remember the last time we had snow that early.. Hopefully that was it for a while now.
      Thank you for your sweet comment, Sarah!
      XO! Vanessa

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    Jake Tyler
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 04:07 AM

    Wow, this cheesecake looks so yummy, Vanessa! And the pics are gorgeous too!!! Love it!

    Thanks for sharing!!! Hope to see your new post!

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    Zan Turner
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 01:31 PM

    Wow, it looks so very beautiful and tasty!! I agree about cozying up on the couch with a slice and something hot to drink!! I can’t believe you already have snow. It has been unbelievably warm some days here still. Not the usual.

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    Colette @ restyle it wright
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 02:20 PM

    looks yummy and your pics are gorgeous!

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    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 03:14 PM

    I’m not much of a cheesecake fan, but this still looks so delicious! You’ve styled and photographed it beautifully.

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    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 03:24 PM

    Oh my this looks so delicious and I will try out this cake. Your recipes always look so darn delicious!!

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Monday November 14th, 2016 at 08:47 PM

      Thank you SO much, Sabrina! :)
      Let me know if you decide to give the recipe a try!
      It has a lot of spices, so it takes a little to get used to. In combination with the roasted almonds, though, it’s really delicious!

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    Kandja Sylla
    Monday November 14th, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    OMG! Just by the pics, got me so hungry! Can’t believe it could be this easy. Thanks for the share Vanessa. xx

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Tuesday November 15th, 2016 at 12:02 PM

      Thank you so much for your super sweet comment, Kandja! :)
      I hope you’re having a wonderful week!
      XO’s from Germany,

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    Shani | Sunshine & Munchkins
    Thursday November 17th, 2016 at 04:39 AM

    You made it look so pretty! Pumpkin cheesecake is delicious!

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    Angie ~ ambient wares
    Sunday November 20th, 2016 at 08:13 PM

    All around gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!

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    Tuesday November 29th, 2016 at 05:50 PM

    Liebe Vanessa,

    der Kuchen sieht total lecker aus und mit den Zutaten genau mein Geschmack! Tolles Rezept und die Bilder sind klasse! :-)

    Liebe Grüße,

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      Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}
      Wednesday November 30th, 2016 at 09:49 PM

      Vielen lieben Dank, Maria! Wie schön, das Dir der Kuchen gefällt. :)
      Ich hoffe Du hast eine wunderbare Woche!
      Liebe Grüße,

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