When you love pumpkin pie and cheesecake, you’re going to flip over this loopy scrumptious dessert hybrid! These Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are good for Halloween events, Thanksgiving dessert, or simply as a result of! The cheesecake filling is made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices, so it’s bursting with pumpkin taste.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
It’s no secret the one factor I really like greater than cheesecake is a mini cheesecake state of affairs! They’re so cute, so creamy, and a lot simpler than baking an entire cheesecake. That’s as a result of they’re baked in a muffin pan, and don’t require the fuss of a water tub, or an in a single day chilling session.
So in case you’re a beginner to the world of cheesecake, this can be a nice recipe to start out with! Actually, any of my mini cheesecakes are: mini chocolate cheesecakes, mini cheesecakes, mini espresso cheesecakes, mini key lime cheesecakes, mini baileys Irish cream cheesecakes.
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Substances:
- Graham Crackers Crumbs: I recommend shopping for the pre-crushed graham cracker crumbs, which makes measuring a breeze! However you may undoubtedly make your personal by processing just a few sheets of graham crackers although a meals processor. You need them to be tremendous tremendous crumbs!
- Granulated Sugar: Sweetens our crust with out including an excessive amount of moisture (so it bakes up good and crispy!).
- Salt: I recommend tremendous sea salt, however no matter you have got readily available will work.
- Melted Butter: I favor unsalted, however in case you solely have salted, merely omit the salt known as for within the graham cracker crust.
- Cream Cheese: Full-fat! And make certain your cream cheese is softened earlier than mixing, in any other case if you go to beat the cream cheese, it’ll clump up. And will even harm your meals processor/blender/mixer. You’ll need to let it sit out in a heat space for at the very least half-hour, however ideally an hour.
- Pumpkin Puree: NOT PUMPKIN PIE MIX! Which is loaded with spices and sugars and stuff we don’t need. Selfmade pumpkin puree will work, however the texture will range as a result of the water content material of selfmade pumpkin puree is usually greater than canned pumpkin.
- Bitter Cream: Full-fat and at room temperature! When you can’t discover bitter cream, your finest wager is full-fat greek yogurt, which is able to add the same thick and creamy texture to the cheesecakes.
- Molasses: Enhances the pumpkin taste. Use regular strength molasses, not the blackstrap selection, which is simply too overpowering for this recipe.
- Brown Sugar: I favor gentle brown sugar, however darkish brown sugar will work in a pinch. When you’re not weighing your substances, you should definitely pack the brown sugar into the measuring cup when measuring.
- Vanilla Extract: At all times use pure vanilla, and never imitation vanilla! A bourbon vanilla extract would even be beautiful on this recipe.
- Eggs: You’ll want one complete egg and one egg yolk. You could discard the egg white or reserve it for one more use.
- Spices: Cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves make up our selfmade pumpkin spice mix! When you favor to make use of pumpkin spice as an alternative, I recommend utilizing 2 and 1/2 teaspoons rather than the entire known as for spices.
- Flour: Only a pinch thickens up the batter, yielding dense however creamy pumpkin cheesecakes.
- Heavy Cream: Aka whipping cream! Don’t sub with milk… or anything!
Easy methods to Make Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
- Be sure you preheat the oven at the very least half-hour earlier than you propose on baking. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners. Frivolously spray the liners with nonstick baking spray to make sure your mini cheesecakes don’t stick! (If you wish to use a mini muffin tin, this recipe will yield about 24 mini cheesecakes. Cut back the baking time by 5 minutes).
- Make your crust! In a big bowl mix graham cracker crust substances. Press crust into cupcake liners, and bake for five minutes.
- Make your cheesecake filling! Mix your filling till tremendous easy. However be sure you mix on low velocity as soon as the eggs have been added.
- Divide the filling evenly, pouring it on high of the crust. Bake till hyped up and just a bit bit jiggly within the heart.
- Maintain the mini cheesecakes within the pan and funky utterly. Then place the pan within the fridge to relax for at the very least 3 hours. When you attempt to serve them earlier than they’re totally chilled, they’ll be too tender and type of mushy in texture. So plan forward time sensible.
- When able to serve, high with whipped cream (store-bought or selfmade) and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon or a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, if desired.
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake
Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes are good for Halloween events, Thanksgiving dessert, or simply as a result of! The cheesecake filling is made with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spices, so it is bursting with pumpkin taste.
For the Crust:
- 1 cup (120g) graham cracker crumbs
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 and 1/2 Tablespoons (49g) unsalted butter melted
For the Cheesecake:
- 12 ounces (340g) full-fat block fashion cream cheese softened
- 2/3 cup (150g) pure pumpkin puree
- 2 and 1/2 Tablespoons (35g) full-fat bitter cream
- 1 Tablespoon (14ml) molasses
- 1/2 cup (106g) gentle brown sugar packed
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 giant egg room temperature
- 1 giant egg yolk room temperature
- 1 teaspoon floor cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon floor ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon floor nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon floor cloves
- 1 teaspoon flour
- 1/4 cup (57ml) heavy cream
- whipped cream
- floor cinnamon
- salted caramel sauce
For the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 levels (F). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners. Frivolously spray the liners with nonstick baking spray, put aside till wanted.
In a big bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt, and melted butter. Utilizing a rubber spatula, stir nicely to evenly mix. Divide the filling evenly among the many ready liners, including about 1 heaping tablespoonful to every cup. Press the crust down firmly into an excellent layer (I exploit the again of a spoon to do that).
Bake within the preheated oven for five minutes then take away from the oven and put aside to chill. Within the meantime, make your filling.
Cut back the oven temperature to 300 levels (F).
For the Cheesecake:
In a big bowl, utilizing an electrical hand mixer, beat the softened cream cheese, pumpkin puree, bitter cream, and molasses till nicely mixed and really easy.
Add within the brown sugar and vanilla and beat easy, scraping down the perimeters and backside of the bowl as wanted.
On low velocity, add within the egg and egg yolk and beat till simply mixed. Don’t over combine.
On low velocity, beat within the spices, flour, and heavy cream, simply till mixed.
Divide the filling evenly amongst cups, pouring it on high of the ready crust layer. The molds might be very full.
Bake within the preheated oven for 18 minutes, then flip off the oven and depart the door closed for one more 10 minutes.
Take away the pan from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack to chill utterly. As soon as cool to the contact, place the pan within the fridge to relax for at the very least 3 hours.
When able to serve, high with whipped cream and garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or a drizzle of salted caramel sauce, if desired.