My family is now wanting me to make homemade pumpkin cheesecake. When I made the cheesecake for Thanksgiving, I used canned pumpkin. For Christmas, I wanted to make the cheesecake from scratch. I used this pumpkin cheesecake recipe, but substituted the fresh pumpkin that I steamed in our steamer. They had a link for individuals who wanted to use fresh pumpkin. I never thought of using the steamer, but it was so easy. There were different methods to cook the pumpkin. I pureed the pumpkin in our food processor. Easy, peasy.