Pumpkin Cheesecake with Lemon Cream

November 19, 2015 / 26 Comments

This Pumpkin Cheesecake is fresh and moist. Also, it’s a great alternative to a pumpkin pie, especially for cheesecake fans. Topped with refreshing lemon cream. The cream contains salt and pepper, what perfectly emphasize the citrus taste. Perfect for any occasion! Keep this recipe and use it during Thanksgiving time!


  • 2 cups flour,
  • 3 tbs cocoa powder,
  • 8.8 oz (250 g) butter,
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  • 1/2 cup sugar,
  • 1kg cream cheese,
  • 18.7 oz (530 g) sweetened condensed milk,
  • 5 egg yolks,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1 i 1/2 cup pumpkin puree,
  • 3-4 tbs cornstarch,
  • 1/3 tsp  ground nutmeg,
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon,
  • 1/2 tsp gingerbread spice mix

lemon cream:

  • 6 tbs mascarpone,
  • pitch of salt,
  • 3 tbs sugar,
  • pitch of pepper,
  • zest of 1 lemon


1.Cut the butter into small pieces.

2. In a food processor, place the flour, sugar, butter and cocoa powder. Process until combined.

2. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared spring form pan.


1. Preheat the oven to 338°F (170°C).

2. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, condensed milk and cornstarch until smooth.

3. Add eggs and spices. Beat on low speed until just combined. Combine with pumpkin puree.

4. Pour mixture onto the crust.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour or more. If it jiggles, it’s not done.

5. Turn off the oven, keep the door closed and leave cheesecake to cool for 1 hour.


1. In a medium bowl combine sugar, lemon juice and mascarpone.

2. Add a pitch of salt and pepper. Stir until combined.

3. Pour over the cooled cake. Sprinkle with lemon zest.

4. Allow cake to stand out of the fridge for a while before serving.

Bon Appétit!

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  1. Your pumpkin cheesecake with the mascarpone cream looks beautiful and sounds delicious.

  2. Beautiful and it looks quite scrumptious!!! Happy Thanksgiving, Marcela!

  3. Natalie says:

    Boski! A ten kolor <3

  4. Ten sernik wygląda jak z bajki. Powinnaś cukiernię otworzyć 🙂

  5. mun says:

    I have never eaten a pumpkin cheesecake before. Yours look amazingly delicious. I would love to sink my teeth into it. 🙂

  6. I love the combo of flavours of this beautiful cheesecake. It must be very delicious.

  7. This cheesecake is beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever mixed lemon and pumpkin together and with a chocolate crust. It sounds interesting. A unique combination.

    Your blog is so pretty and your photos are stunning. I need to take photography classes.

  8. Monica says:

    What a nice new site, Marcela! This cheesecake definitely brings the “wow” factor to the Thanksgiving table!

  9. Liz says:

    I am a huge fan of pumpkin cheesecake and yours with the lemon mascarpone topping looks phenomenal!

  10. no bombowy sernik.. :)) Swoją drogą musisz być wielką fanką serników, co? 🙂

  11. grace says:

    i love the spices in your cheesecake! i’ve actually never worked with mascarpone, but i think your lemon cream is a great addition!

  12. Juliana says:

    Beautiful and unique pumpkin pie…and this would be a perfect dessert for Thanksgiving table.
    Have a wonderful weekend Marcela 🙂

  13. Candy Pandas says:

    Matko, jesteśmy absolutnie zachwycone! Z naszą miłością do serników ten wypiek jest po prostu idealny 😀

  14. Beth says:

    Such a lovely alternative to pumpkin pie. I love the beautiful lemon cream layer!

  15. cheri says:

    Hi Marcela, this looks spectacular, just in time for Thanksgiving.

  16. Monika says:

    Twoje serniki są super! Ten jest idealnym remedium na szarą i burą jesień:))

  17. amandaricci-butikzprzepisami says:

    Thanksgiving is still a relatively new tradition for me 🙂 This Pumpkin Cheesecake looks fantastic and delicious – beautiful photography as usual! 🙂

  18. Love the pumpkin, lemon combination! I love how unique and different it is…i am going to have to add this to my thanksgiving dessert table! Love the pictures!

  19. Looks delicious, darling. xoxo

  20. Magda C. says:

    Cudownie wygląda ten sernik <3

  21. This cheesecake looks delicious! Love the pumpkin + lemon flavor combo, never really seen that before but it sounds scrumptious 🙂

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