The Partiologist: Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake!

It's only Monday, so you still have time to make this pumpkin dessert for Thanksgiving.  Even if you're not a lover of pumpkin pie, which I'm not, the combination of pumpkin and chocolate are a favorite.  When I came across this cheesecake, I thought it would be perfect for Thanksgiving, you know, so I could serve pumpkin like everyone else, just not in a pie.
And I am very thankful too.  For many many things.  One of those things happens to be this recipe for the Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake.  No, it's not on the top of my "thankful" list, but I want to share it with you anyway.

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake

I just added a few fall decorations to the top.  Nope, you can't eat those!
But you'll want to eat this...
You'll have to make it first...Recipe Source, Hershey's
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cheesecake
by The Partiologist

  • For the Crust
  • 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs (about 30 wafers, crushed)
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter or margarine
  • For the Cheesecake
  • 3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
Prepare CHOCOLATE COOKIE CRUST. Increase oven temperature to 400°F.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and pumpkin pie spice in large bowl until blended. Add pumpkin and eggs; beat until blended. Stir in mini chocolate chips; pour batter into prepared crust. Bake 10 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 250°F; continue baking 60 minutes or until almost set. Remove from oven to wire rack.
Cool completely; remove side of pan. Refrigerate about 5 hours before serving.
From one Great Pumpkin to Another~
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. You always make everything look so beautiful.

  2. Good Morning to the Wonderful Partiologist!

    I would like to invite you to Thanksgiving Dinner at my house...Can you bring dessert?

    WOW ~ Does that look good!

  3. Did I tell you, I recently changed my name to "Have a Cookie"? Just kidding! Congrats to her. I'm sure she'll enjoy the book. I love it. I am SO making this cheesecake for Thanksgiving. I was going to buy a pumpkin cheesecake at Costco, but after reading through this recipe - I hit PRINT and I'm writing my last minute Thanksgiving shopping list to include the ingredients needed. Thanks, Kim. You're the best!!

    1. How funny, did you know that I was believing you? Hope your cheesecake turns out yummy! I froze mine first before taking it out of the springform pan. That way I had perfectly clean sides and then I wrapped saran wrap around it, put it back in the freezer ready for Thanksgiving day!

  4. What a perfect Thanksgiving cheesecake. I love the colour and the flecks of the chocolate chips. And those decorations on top, I bet you could make them out of fondant, you have mad skills! I'd love to tuck into a huge slice of this right about now.

    Sweet 2 Eat Baking

    1. What a sweet comment, no wonder your name is Sweet 2 Eat!

  5. My husbands favorite dessert is cheesecake. May have to make this one. Thanks for the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving. from,twobeautifulgirls.

  6. Replies
    1. Thanks Linky - I can't wait to have a big slice! Wish you could have a slice with me! :)

  7. Kim, I wanted to let you know I made this for Thanksgiving at it was a big hit!! It looked beautiful and everyone loved it! Thanks for sharing :)


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