pumpkin cheesecake2With Halloween being just two weeks away and with the fall weather and fall festivities quickly approaching, it is no surprise that this Wednesday, October 21, is National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day. Our pumpkin cheesecake recipe dates all the way back to Tim Schenk’s Pop-Pop, John Schenk. He made this delicious pumpkin cheesecake at his bakery in Germantown, Pennsylvania. When Tim’s dad, Ken Schenk, took over the bakery, he continued to make these yummy pumpkin cheesecakes. Tim has now continued that tradition and makes the pumpkin cheesecakes every year around the fall time. Be sure to stop by to not only get your pumpkin cheesecake to celebrate, but also get our other delicious pumpkin items. Although sometimes pumpkin items can be over done around this time of the year, you can never go wrong with too many pumpkin desserts. We will also have our pumpkin pies, pumpkin rolls, and our pumpkin spice, pumpkin cream cheese, and pumpkin chocolate chip sweetbreads and muffins. You can celebrate on Wednesday and the rest of the week with pumpkin cheesecake and other treats that are all baked from scratch with fresh ingredients. We have included a Pumpkin Fritter recipe from historic Williamsburg, Virginia that is a family favorite around fall time.


Delicious pumpkin fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Pumpkin Fritters

Makes 1-1/2 Dozen


1 Egg

1/2 cup of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1-1/2 cups of canned pumpkin

1 cup of all purpose flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of baking soda

2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon of ginger

1 tablespoon of melted butter

1 teaspoon of vanilla

A sprinkle of Confectioners(powdered) sugar for on top


Beat eggs, sugar, and salt until light and fluffy

Blend in pumpkin

Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda together

Beat that into pumpkin and egg mixture

Add spices, butter, and vanilla

Mix well

Drop by tablespoon on to well greased, hot griddle

Watch carefully because they scorch easily

Sprinkle Confectioners sugar on each one as you take them off the griddle