Hooray! Today is the Pumpkin Cheesecake Day and we’re preparing the most delicious one ever! Keep your eyes here, your kids close, and your tummy ready for some lovely food.

Let’s have a look at what we need before preparation.

Ingredients for 12 servings

  • 20 gingersnap cookies crushed into 1 cup
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1/3 cup of  chopped pecans
  • 4 packages of cream cheese (8 ounces each)
  • 1 & a half cups of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 & a half teaspoons of ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cornstarch

Preparations are longer but the effort is worth it!

  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Put cookie crumbs, pecans and butter in a bowl and stir them
  • Press the mixture onto the bottom of the prepared springform pan
  • Put a baking sheet on and bake 8 to 10 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack
  • For filling, beat 1 package of cream cheese, half a cup of sugar and cornstarch until smooth,(no longer than 2 min)
  • Add in the rest of the cream cheese, one package at a time until smooth
  • Add the rest of sugar and vanilla.
  • Add 4 eggs
  • Beat on low speed until the mixture is well combined
  • Add 2 cups of filling in a small bowl
  • Stir in pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg
  • Remove 3/4 cups of  pumpkin filling and place it aside
  • Pour the rest of the pumpkin filling over the crust and top it with the rest of the plain filling
  • Cut through with a knife 
  • Drop reserved pumpkin filling by spoonfuls over the cake
  • Cut through with a knife again
  • Place the springform pan in a large baking pan
  • Add 1 in. of hot water to the baking pan and bake for approx 1h  until the top is dull
  • Remove springform pan from water bath
  • Cool on a wire rack 10 minutes
  • Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen
  • Cool it down for 1 extra hour
  • Refrigerate overnight

Family having fun with this day-to-day activity

Have fun preparing this delicious autumn cake with your children. Don’t forget what our teacher Wenone said about day-to-day activities – they bring opportunities for new learning and they encourage independence from an early age.