Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon Crème
This gorgeous cheesecake is full of good things—succulent pumpkin; those familiar warm spices of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg; and unctuous cream cheese—all with the smoky surprise of bourbon in both the filling and the topping. Carve out a special afternoon for this prep, and there are plenty of opportunities to do other things while the cake is cooling. To make the kitchen activities smoother and more joyful, you can bake the pumpkin, make the gingersnap crumbs, and measure out the spices up to three days before. The ingredients and time spent here are SOOOO totally worth it. And, instead of cramming this in at the end of a full meal, enjoy itty-bitty slices with a good cup of afternoon coffee.