Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust | Cooking on the Front Burner

 Happy day before Thanksgiving!  Today I'm sharing my latest post from two weeks ago at White Lights on Wednesday.  I really had fun making these mini cheesecakes.  Just the right size and the gingersnap crust was a nice change from graham crackers.

Here's my original post:

Happy November WLOW readers!  Before you know it Thanksgiving will be here and perhaps you are looking for a pumpkin dessert but not necessarily a pie.  Today I have for you Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Gingersnap Crust.  I'm a huge fan of mini desserts because then you can try more than one!   I could not believe how easy these were.

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

by Deb Attinella
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 14 minutes
Makes 12 mini cheesecakes
    • 1 cup gingersnap cookies processed into crumbs
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 8oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
    • 1 egg plus one egg white
    • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
    • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/8 tsp ginger
    • pinch of cloves
    • Whipped cream or cool whip for topping

    1. Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease a mini muffin pan that has removable bottoms.
    2. In a bowl combine the crust ingredients; mixing well. Divide the mixture among the 12 cups. Firmly press on bottom and 1/3 up on the side.
    3. In a mixer, combine all the filling ingredients and mix well. Divide among the cups.
    4. Bake for 14 minutes then cool on rack for 20 minutes. Remove and refrigerate until well chilled.
    5. Serve with either whipped cream or cool whip and dust with cinnamon.
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    Luckily I had a mini cheesecake pan - it was a gift so I'm not sure where it came from.

    Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust | Cooking on the Front Burner #pumpkincheesecake

    What will you be serving as a Thanksgiving dessert?  Do you make all the trimmings including a turkey?  I'm craving the whole shebang!  Turkey, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and of course dessert!

    Pumpkin Cheesecake | Cooking on the Front Burner #cheesecake

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Another fall recipe you might enjoy - Pumpkin Spice Cake


    1. I absolutely love these, Deb! :) I am always a sucker for a thick gingersnap crust- yum!
      Pinned & sharing!

    2. Deb - these are HEAVENLY !
      If I could I'd grab a few and eat them :)

    3. Oh My - Deb, these lovely little cheesecakes look so delish!
      Happy Thanksgiving :D

    4. These mini pumpkin cheesecakes look so adorable! The gingersnap crust sounds wonderful. What a wonderful dessert to serve at any holiday dinner. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a great weekend Deb!

    5. Love these! How cute are they?! My husband LOVES cheesecakes, and I can't wait to make this soon. He doesn't like sharing a slice with me as I immediately attack the crust. However, since he's not a fan of ginger snaps( gasp!) I don't think he would mind..but then again these are so tiny to share..Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving, Deb!

    6. These look delicious! I'm pinning to my Yummy Pumpkin board.
      Thanks for sharing on the Daily Blog Boost last week!

      - Brooke -

    7. I've been on a cheesecake roll this year! Trying a gingersnap crust has been on my list of to do's. Thank you for sharing these on Foodie Friday

    8. Okay Deb I just pinned these because they look incredible! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party! Hope to see you again Thurs at 7PM EST.

      Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

    9. Delish! I love that they're mini! :)

    10. These look fabulous, Deb! I've made a gingersnap crust before, but not with pumpkin cheesecake. Love the combo!

    11. HI Deb! The recipe sounds delicious! I love mini-cheesecakes, and these will be perfect for Fall! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!

    12. Those look divine, great combination of flavors!!

    13. What a perfect Thanksgiving dessert!

    14. MMMMMMMMMMMMMM they look so perfect and WOW do you take awesome pictures.
      This is so inspiring!!!! (Perfect for an autumn tea party!) ♥♥♥

    15. Wow, these pumpkin cheese cakes look heavenly.
      Stopping by from Lou Lou Girls,

    16. yummmy! these look so cute and delicious for thanksgiving!

      stop by and chat with me ♥

    17. OMgoodness!! These look so yummy! Pinning and visiting from Foodie Friends

    18. These are works of art, Deb, and they're going on my "to make" list, for sure. I'll have to invest in that pan, though. Just letting you know I'll be featuring these tomorrow night on BOTW!

    19. This is perfect! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us! I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm, so we get to see your fabulous new creations. The party goes until Friday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls


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