No-Bake Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake
The great taste of pumpkin with a chocolate hazelnut spread make this No-Bake Pumpkin Nutella Cheesecake an easy menu addition for your holiday gathering.
Author: Leia Bushman
Ingredients
Crust
  • 12 graham crackers
  • 6 Tbs butter- melted
  • 2 Tbs sugar
Filling
  • 16 oz cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup sugar plus 2 Tbs sugar- separated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • scant 1/2 tsp nutmeg just less than a 1/2 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp all-spice
  • heaping 1/2 cup nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • whipped cream for garnish
  • Optional toppings: hot fudge caramel sauce, crushed Oreo cookies, etc.
Instructions
Crust
  1. Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or plastic zipper bag.
  2. Mix the crumbs with the melted butter and 2 Tbs sugar. Press into a springform pan, 10-12 inch.
  3. Let crust set in the fridge or freezer while you make the filling.
Filling
  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar, until stiff peaks form. Set in fridge until ready to use.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  3. Add the 1/3 cup sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat again until smooth.
  4. Divide the cream cheese mixture in half, spoon one half into a separate bowl.
  5. In one bowl with cream cheese mixture, add the pumpkin, 2 Tbs sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice. Beat until smooth. Add half of the whipped cream and fold together gently with a rubber scraper.
  6. With the second bowl of cream cheese mixture, add the Nutella and beat until smooth. Fold in the remaining half of whipped cream with a rubber scraper.
  7. Spoon both fillings randomly into the crust.
  8. Smooth the top with an offset spatula.
  9. Let the cheesecake set in the fridge until firm. Keep stored in fridge whenever possible.
  10. Decorate the edges of the cheesecake with additional whipped cream.
  11. Drizzle each slice with warm, hot fudge, or your choice of topping.