Cheesecake is delicious all year round. But adding a hint of autumn to it by transforming it into pumpkin cheesecake is definitely worth celebrating! National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day offers a dedicated time for those who love this treat to enjoy it and to share their love with others.
History of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
While the earliest known cheesecake-like dish began as far back as 500 BC, many different varieties have developed as cheesecake evolved. In particular, the dish has turned into something that is very sweet.
One of the most popular varieties of cheesecake in the United States is the New York Cheesecake, which is a basic style that is made with sour cream, placed on a graham cracker crust and often served with a side of fruit.
Philadelphia style cheesecake is similar, but does not include sour cream or heavy cream. Instead of being named after the city, however, this style of cheesecake is likely just named after the Philadelphia brand of cream cheese.
But for people who are fans of all things pumpkin, this day is particularly enjoyable because the combination of cheesecake and pumpkin is absolutely delightful. Adding the pumpkin flavor is a fairly recent twist on this classic dessert favorite, which embodies everything to do with sweet, autumn coziness.
Established in 2011, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day arrives at the perfect time for celebrating all things cozy that come with the fall season. Added to a myriad of other pumpkin flavored items, such as pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice cake mixes, and pumpkin spice candles, this progression into cheesecakes is a natural one!
How to Celebrate National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Have some fun on National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day with some of these tasty ideas for celebrating the day:
Enjoy a Slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake
Of course, the most important thing to do in celebration of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is to be sure to pick up a slice of pumpkin cheesecake and enjoy eating it! One place to get it is, of course, the one and only national chain, The Cheesecake Factory. Other places might include a local bakery that specializes in cheesecake, or a local grocery store, like Trader Joe’s.
Enjoy a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with a cup of coffee, or pick up an entire cheesecake to take to the office and share with coworkers. Don’t forget to share with everyone that this tasty treat is in honor of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!
Try Making Pumpkin Cheesecake at Home
Hop online to find a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake. Even some copycat options are available to get results similar to the Cheesecake Factory Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake. Gather ingredients such as blocks of cream cheese, graham crackers, butter, eggs, canned pumpkin, brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice.
Do be sure to leave plenty of time to make a recipe for pumpkin cheesecake because it can take a little bit of time to bake the crust, over an hour to bake the cheesecake, and then several hours for it to cool in the refrigerator. Then enjoy it for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day!