Gobble Up Krispy Kreme's Fall Combo This Thanksgiving

Say 'Welcome Home' with a Delicious Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake and Other Specialty Doughnuts

Winston-Salem, N.C., Nov. 17 // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Celebrate this Thanksgiving with a twist to the traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin pie: Extreme Pumpkin Cheesecake. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) is sharing this special award-winning recipe which features Krispy Kreme's Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnut.

This Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnut is part of Krispy Kreme's Fall Combo which includes the Chocolate Iced Signature Yeast with orange, brown and yellow sprinkles; Orange Iced Signature Yeast and the classic Original Glazed(R). This festive assortment provides the perfect welcome home treat for loved ones, whether they are coming from across the country for the holiday, or just coming home from school.

"Make your Thanksgiving celebrations just a little sweeter with a variety of treats from Krispy Kreme's Fall Combo," said Ron Rupocinski, executive chef for Krispy Kreme. "And if you want to impress your friends and family by baking a heavenly dessert, try the Extreme Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe. It is sure to be loved by everyone from grandchildren to grandparents!"

The Extreme Pumpkin Cheesecake was developed by Stephanie Matthews for the ultimate Krispy Kreme recipe contest in conjunction with Taste of the South magazine. The recipe is as follows:


4 Krispy Kreme Cinnamon 3 (8-ounce) packages cream
Twist Doughnuts cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, melted 1 egg
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons whipping cream
divided 1 teaspoon cornstarch
3/4 cup canned pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 eggs yolks 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 Krispy Kreme Pumpkin Spice Cake
1/2 teaspoon ground mace Doughnuts, crumpled into
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger pea-size pieces
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a work bowl or food processor, crumble or process cinnamon twists into crumbs. Combine crumbs with melted butter and press firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup sugar, pumpkin, 3 egg yolks, cinnamon, mace, ginger and salt. Mix well; set aside. In another bowl, beat cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar; beat until smooth. Add whole egg, remaining egg yolk, and whipping cream, mix until well combined. Then mix in cornstarch, vanilla and lemon extract until smooth. Add pumpkin mixture and combine well. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle Pumpkin Spice Cake doughnut pieces over batter. Bake for 50 minutes. Let cheesecake cool on a wire rack for 2 hours, then refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

The Fall Combo is available now and will remain in participating Krispy Kreme stores nationwide through Thanksgiving. For updates on special promotions, exclusive offers and local events, join "Friends of Krispy Kreme" by visiting http://www.KrispyKreme.com.

About Krispy Kreme

Krispy Kreme is an international retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature hot Original Glazed(R) doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, the company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. Today, Krispy Kreme and its one-of-a-kind Hot Light can be found in approximately 500 locations around the world. Visit us at http://www.KrispyKreme.com.

SOURCE Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc.


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