Pumpkin-orange Cheesecake with Chocolate Crust and Salted Caramel

 

Pumpkin and chocolate together are surprisingly delicious.

What you will need

CRUST

1 package (9 oz.) chocolate wafer cookies

1/2 cup melted unsalted butter

FILLING

3 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

1 tablespoon flour

4 large eggs, at room temperature

1 cup canned pumpkin

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup maple syrup

Zest of 2 medium oranges

2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

TOPPING

6 tablespoons store-bought caramel topping

1/8 teaspoon table salt

1/2 cup coarsely chopped toasted pecans

Flaked salt* (such as Cyprus sea salt flakes or Maldon salt), for garnish

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