Bad things happen I ignore the rules of physics. In the chaos between coding and baking, I forgot the whole concept of things expanding or contracting when met with heat or cold. Kids, coding and baking don’t mix! Rather than the beautifully smooth spiced pumpkin cheesecake I pulled out of the oven last night, I am now the proud owner of what I dubbed Dinosaur Cheesecake.
My local supermarkets only carry canned pure pumpkin in 28oz cans. It is better value for sure but rarely do I encounter recipes calling for 28oz of pumpkin puree. So after I satisfied my craving yesterday to greet autumn with a batch of pumpkin muffin, I was left with an unfinished can of orange pulp. I wouldn’t mind it so much if I actually like eating plain pumpkin puree. Alas, I don’t. A double header of pumpkin dessert was my logical choice. It was not a tough decision when it came time to decide on a recipe. Blocks of cream cheese were on sale. Spiced pumpkin cheesecake is both luxurious and seasonal. It was the kind of showstopper dessert I want to bring to a party tonight.