1 1/4 cups ginger snap cookies, crushed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
3/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
Procedures : Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Place the ginger snap cookies, sugar and butter in a food processor. Pulse until combined. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan.
Filling: Place the cream cheese into a large bowl, and mix until light and fluffy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Mix until thoroughly combined. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Pour the cheesecake filling into the crust.
Bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes. The center will be wobbly when removed from the oven. Allow to cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate overnight.