My sister-law made this Pumpkin Cheesecake for thanksgiving dinner in 2008 & it's a 5 star dessert. The recipe came from about.com/southernfood.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Loreene Jalbert
Combine first 4 ingredient for crust, press into bottom & about 2" up the sides of a 9" springform pan. Bake at 325* for 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese with whipping cream, pumpkin, sugar, egg yolks, flour, 1 tsp vanilla, spices & salt. Beat until smooth. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into pumpkin mixture. Spoon batter into crust. Bake at 325* for 1 hour. Combine topping; last 3 ingredients, spread over cheesecake & bake 5 minutes longer. Chill thoroughly before serving & store leftovers in refrigerator.