2 fall recipe classics: Libby’s pumpkin cheesecake & Southern delight pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin recipes from 1977 - Libby's Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake

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Try these Libby’s pumpkin cheesecake recipe classics for your holiday menu this year

When you want to ramp up the pumpkin pie with something a little extra special and super decadent, you can’t go wrong with either of these two vintage Libby’s pumpkin cheesecakes — rich with cheese and pumpkin and brown sugar, flavored with maple, topped with sour cream and cinnamon — truly delicious desserts that are sure to wow your holiday guests.


Libby’s pumpkin cheesecake recipe

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted

3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1-3/4 cups (16-ounce can) Libby’s solid pack pumpkin
2 eggs
2/3 cup (5 fluid ounce) can undiluted Carnation evaporated milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 cups (16-ounce carton) sour cream, at room temperature
1/4 to 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and granulated sugar in medium bowl. Press onto bottom and 1 inch up side of 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes. Do not allow to brown. Remove from oven; cool.

Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large mixer bowl until fluffy. Beat in eggs, pumpkin and evaporated milk. Add cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg; beat well. Pour into crust. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until edge is set.

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Combine sour cream, granulated sugar and vanilla in small bowl. Spread over surface of warm cheesecake. Return to 350 degree oven and bake for 5 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Remove side of pan; chill several hours or overnight.

Libby's pumpkin cheesecake recipe (1994)

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Libby’s Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake

Libby’s Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake is rich with cheese and pumpkin and brown sugar, flavored with maple, topped with sour cream and pecan halves — truly a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas

Pumpkin recipes from 1977 - Libby's Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake

Libby's Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes


  • 2-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 3 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 16-ounce can Libby's solid pack pumpkin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons maple flavoring
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups dairy sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Combine crumbs, nuts, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and butter; press into bottom and sides of 9-inch springform pan. Bake 5 minutes.
  3. Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, pumpkin, cinnamon and salt, mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well-blended.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Blend in maple flavoring and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
  6. Pour over crust. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  7. Combine sour cream, 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Carefully spread over cheesecake. Bake 5 minutes.
  8. Loosen cake from rim of pan, cool.
  9. Remove rim of pan. Chill several hours or overnight. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 594Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 386mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 1gSugar: 39gProtein: 8g

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Pumpkin recipes from 1977 - Libby's Southern Delight pumpkin cheesecake

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