National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
On October 21st every year, National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is celebrated, which ushers in the fall. On this day, we make cheesecake which is known to be the best dessert of American’s and add a flavor of Pumpkin to it.
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Why National Cheesecake Pumpkin Day?
During the autumn season in America, pumpkins are all over the place. It looks so beautiful when orange pumpkins are scattered at every place, and you can find so many desserts made with pumpkin, such as pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, and finally pumpkin cheesecake.
The cheese was originally a popular dish in ancient Greece. Even a Greek physician, Aegimus, wrote a book on the art of making cheesecakes. Later in 1912, James Kraft discovered a purified cream cheese, and then in 1928, he got a Philadelphia trademark for the sale of cream cheese, and he started marketing Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Moreover, Philadelphia bakers use more cheese as compared to any other baker. North America makes a variety of cheesecakes such as-.
- Pennsylvania Dutch-style cheesecake
- New York-style cheesecake
- Country-style cheesecake
- Cheesecake Kludys
- Farmer cheese cheesecake
- Chicago Style Cheesecake
- Savory cheesecake
- Lactose-free cheesecake
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is very eagerly celebrated by American’s as cheesecake is their favorite dessert. When it falls in America, they add a touch of pumpkin to the cheesecake and make it more delicious. This dish is a combination of many ingredients like cream cheese, fresh soft cheese and cottage cheese, sugar, eggs which make up a base. The crust is made with crushed cookies, crushed graham crackers, sponge cake, or a party. Now comes the pumpkin, which is added in various forms. Like, it may be mixed with the ingredients or layered, or it can be swirled throughout. Also, many bakers make a different style of cheesecakes, half baked or fully baked, and use fruits, whipped cream, sauces, etc., for the toppings.
Cheesecakes were popular in 2000 BC in Greece. But today, there are huge variations of it where bakers, with the help of their experimentation, have changed them. Pumpkins glow in the autumn season, and combining both- cheesecake and pumpkin together give a healthy and delicious dessert. It is very easy to bake a Pumpkin cheesecake, or you can also order from your local restaurant as they are available throughout the world in a variety of forms. You can even try your recipe by using the following ingredients-
Butter- 1 Cup or 2 Sticks
Flour- 2 ½ cups
Baking Powder- 2 tbsp
Sour Cream- ½ Cup
Granulated Sugar- 1 Cup
Vanilla- 1 tbsp
Salt- 1/3 tbsp or as per your preference
Pumpkin (either canned or fresh pureed)- ½ cup
Baking Soda- ½ tbsp
Cinnamon- 1 tbsp
Granulated Sugar- 1/3 cup
Vanilla- ½ tbsp
Corn starch- 1 tbsp
Canned pumpkin- ¼ cup
Cream Cheese- 8 ounces
So, buy these ingredients and experiment by trying various pumpkin cheesecakes and seeing which one tastes the best. Also, post your recipe and pictures of cakes so that other people can also try them.
How can we observe National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day?
You can observe National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day by celebrating this day and making a wonderful, tasty pumpkin cheesecake with your friends and family. There are plenty of recipes on the Internet with the help of which you can easily make a cheesecake. Moreover, you can always buy it from a nearby restaurant where the bakers make this dish with sweetness and add different flavors to it.
Do not forget to post a picture of the delightful pumpkin cheesecake along with your guests on social media with the hashtag #PumpkinCheesecakeDay or #NationalPumpkinCheesecakeDay. This way, many people will celebrate this day and enjoy this dish with love.
Interesting Facts on National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day has its interesting facts, especially about the cheesecake as it comes in a variety of forms. Following are the facts-
- This day is celebrated to enjoy the autumn season fall fruit ‘Pumpkin’ mixed with cheesecake.
- The cheesecake was originated in Greece.
- It comes in a variety of forms, such as cream cheese (first discovered by James Kraft), cottage cheese, sour cheese, and many more.
- Now bakers had converted simple pumpkin cheesecake with a different kind of cheesecake by adding flavors and topping them with fruits, sauces, and whipped cream.
- Every American celebrates national Pumpkin Cheesecake Day as they love this dessert and enjoy it by spending this day with their friends and family.
History of National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
The origin of cheesecakes was first seen in Greece, where a Greek physician even wrote a book on it. Pumpkin Cheesecake is a type of dish which can be made in different forms. National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is celebrated to honor the season of fall where pumpkin decorates the streets, and the smell and flavor of pumpkin give a different vibe to this dish. Moreover, pumpkin is used in different forms while making this dish. Americans love this day and cheesecake as their dessert. You can easily find pumpkin cheesecake in multiple restaurants or from bakers.