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Pumpkin Cheesecake

 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

When I moved to the US, it was October and it was the harvest time.  I was amazed by the different kinds of winter squash in grocery stores and farmer’s markets. Out of those countless different shapes and colors, pumpkin is the most ( and probably only) familiar one to me.  Even though we have pumpkin in Turkey, its use is pretty limited.  Most households would only cook Pumpkin in Syrup, and roast the seeds as snack.  So it was the only pumpkin recipe I knew until recently.  After moving in to California, I started to experiment with pumpkin and other winter squashes, and tried different recipes, and realized that I really like the nutty creamy flavor of this vegetable.

So when our friends invited over us for The Thanksgiving dinner, I volunteered to make the desert.  Since Thanksgiving is an harvest celebration, pumpkin was a good fit for the menu, and most people would cook Pumpkin Pie.  But I wanted to make something different, so I baked a Pumpkin Cheesecake. 🙂

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