Spiderweb Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups chocolate wafer crumbs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 3eggs
  • 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Mix chocolate wafer crumbs and melted butter in a bowl; press onto the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.

  • Step 3

    Beat cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just blended. Stir in pumpkin pie filling and cornstarch; pour over chocolate wafer crust.

  • Step 4

    Bake in preheated oven until center is just set, 50 to 55 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Spread sour cream over top of warm cheesecake; let cool.

  • Step 6

    Melt chocolate and oil in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave for 1 minute; stir until completely melted. Drizzle chocolate onto sour cream topping in a spiral pattern, starting from the center; draw a toothpick outward, from center to edges, through circles to form a web. Remove side of pan and serve.

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