Pumpkin And Hazelnut Cheesecake

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How do you make cheesecake taste better than it already is? Is it possible to make a delicious cheesecake that is savory and not a sweet dessert? Try this Pumpkin and Hazelnut Cheesecake which takes 65 minutes to prepare and combines savory spices and herbs with salty nuts and decadent cream cheese. This is a cheesecake that is best cut in squares as a hearty snack. Everyone will love this twist on a sweet sensation.


  • 300 grams squash (peeled red kuri)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt
  • black ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 centimeter fresh ginger
  • thyme
  • 100 grams hazelnuts
  • 100 grams snack crackers (such as Ritz)
  • 70 grams butter (soft)
  • 2 sheets gelatin
  • 100 grams heavy cream
  • 100 grams cream cheese


  1. Cut the pumpkin into small cubes and brown them with olive oil in a pan over low heat. Season with salt and pepper, add the garlic, the ginger, and the thyme. Cook for about 20 minutes, until you get a chunky sauce.
  2. Roast the hazelnuts in a hot pan without fat for a few minutes. Let them cool before crushing them coarsely.
  3. Mix crackers finely, add the softened butter, and mix again to obtain a homogeneous paste. Stir in 40 grams of hazelnuts. Line the bottom of a pan with parchment paper. Spread the dough and flatten it with the back of a spoon. Set aside in the refrigerator.
  4. Soak the gelatin in cold water for 5 minutes.
  5. Heat the heavy cream. Turn off the heat once it boils. Wring the gelatin sheets and add to the cream. Stir until dissolved.
  6. Mix together stewed pumpkin, cream, and cream cheese.
  7. Add salt and pepper.
  8. Pour this mixture over the shortbread shell.
  9. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
  10. Cut it into small cubes and place crushed hazelnuts on top.
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Mellissa R. 10 Jul 2015
This is such a good recipe. It is so rich that I recommend serving it as bars rather than cheesecake slices so it is not too overwhelming.