Z'Tejas Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

Z'tejas Restaurant Copycat Recipe

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
5 eggs
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 1/2 pounds cream cheese
2 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon bourbon or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Crust: Combine the ingredients and mix thoroughly. Press into the bottom of a 10 inch spring form pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until crust sets. Allow to cool before adding cheese mixture. With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese and corn starch until smooth. Slowly add eggs, sugar and cream. Mix until ingredients are well incorporated. Fold in pumpkin and bourbon or vanilla.

Cheesecake: Pour the cheese mix into  pan. Bake in a 300 degree oven until just set. Allow to cool at room temperature Place in refrigerator to finish cooling. Cut with knife dipped in hot water.
Serve with your favorite garnishes. Serves 6-8.

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