National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake DayNational Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

Make sure you save room for this festive fall dessert for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day on October 21st. 

The day itself was only established in 2011, but the history of cheesecake stretches back all the way to 500 BCE when the Ancient Greeks popularized the dish. The original cheesecake was made by pounding cheese with flour and honey and then cooking it on a griddle to make plakous. 

Cheesecake evolved into the more modern version we know today during the Medieval period in England where it was given a pastry bottom and put into nearly every cookbook in the land starting from 1309. The modernized dish quickly became a popular treat among the English and subsequently among the European colonists in the Americas.

In 1912, the process for pasteurizing cream cheese was developed by James Kraft. Yes, that Kraft. With the added ease of using premade, packaged cream cheese, cheesecake became even more delicious and accessible. In the 1930s, the New York style cheesecake was introduced to the city by Arnold Reuben. Yes, that Reuben: he invented the Reuben sandwich. 

Since then, bakers and pastry chefs have been experimenting with cheesecake flavors, adding in fruits, confections, and now our favorite fall flavor. So grab a slice of this historic dessert on October 21st  for National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.

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