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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

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Difficulty Beginner
Time
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 12
Best Season Fall
Description

It isn’t Fall until you’ve had at least one sweet treat with pumpkin in it. This easy mini pumpkin cheesecake recipe only takes 30 minutes to prep and bake! These are perfect for Fall Harvest Parties, Thanksgiving Dessert or a just because during the week. Top these mini pumpkin cheesecakes with whipped cream and a cookie. You are ready to party!

Ingredients
    Crust
  • 1 1/2 cup Maple Leaf Cookies Trader Joe’s, crushed (Or any sandwich cookie crushed about 11-13oz)
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, melted
  • Cheesecake Filling
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature (we use Lactose-Free Cream Cheese from Green Valley Creamry)
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 2 organic eggs
  • Toppings
  • whipped cream (we love the Coconut Whipped Cream from Trader Joe's)
  • Maple Leaf Cookies from Trader Joe's (or any cookie sandwich)
Instructions
    The Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with muffin liners.

  2. Mash cookies with a tenderizer in a ziploc bag. Once mashed like coarse sand, add melted butter. Mix together.

  3. Add about 1-2 tbsp of cookie crumbs in each of the muffin cups.

  4. Firmly press down the cookies in each muffin cup. Then set aside.

  5. The Filling
  6. In a standmixer bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. For about a minute.

  7. Add sugar, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, and pumpkin puree and beat until smooth.

  8. Next, add one egg at a time. Beat until combined.

  9. Fill each muffin cup with cheesecake batter (between 2-3 tablespoons of batter in each muffin cup) or until the liner is almost full.

  10. Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes or until teh center of the cheesecake is only slightly jiggly.

  11. Allow the mini cheesecakes to cool down to room temperature and then place in the fridge. These cheesecakes are best served cooled, but can also be enjoyed out of the oven. For best cooled down results, let cheesecakes rest in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.

  12. Top with whipped cream and cookies!

Keywords: Easy Dessert, Fall Dessert