Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Short and sweet post. This recipe is pretending it’s Fall and it’s getting chilly out, rather than it being 90 degrees daily. I have been cooking up quite a few new recipes, just need to remember to write them down 🙂  These mini pumpkin cheesecake bites are the perfect little treat. Bite sized with big pumpkin flavor.

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The crust is super simple- graham cracker, almonds, butter, and a pinch of salt. Graham cracker based crusts are super versatile. They are delicious as a base for an apple pie- substitute almonds for pecans or for the base of a s’mores pie. You can’t go wrong!


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The filling is also very simple- pumpkin puree, cream cheese, and whipped cream, plus spices. The whipped cream gives it a light, fluffy, creamy texture. Think of it as pumpkin pie and cheesecake combined, it’s just phenomenal.

This recipe is a great one for beginners. Limited ingredients, steps aren’t too complicated. Add a dollop of whipped cream and chocolate chips before serving. It can be as simple or as fancy as you want. Regardless of how you present it, it’ll be delicious.

Enjoy xo,

Alicia

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

12 Servings – 20 min. prep – 15 minute cook time

Ingredients

For the Crust

10 full graham cracker crust sheets, honey or cinnamon

1/2 C almonds

2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

pinch of salt

For the filling

4 tbsp cream cheese, softened

1 C pumpkin puree

2 C whipped cream

1 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg

1 tbsp brown sugar

pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. First the filling- melt the butter in the microwave
  3. In the food processor, add graham crackers and almonds. Pulse until finely ground.
  4. Add salt and melted butter. Pulse to combine
  5. Grease a 12 count muffin tin or use paper liners
  6. Divide graham cracker mix equally into each muffin cup.
  7. Use the back of a spoon or measuring cup to press the mixture down.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes
  9. Make the filling while the crust bakes. Soften the cream cheese in a microwave safe bowl
  10. Add the pumpkin and whipped cream. Gently fold all 3 together
  11. Add the spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and salt. Gently fold into mixture
  12. Once baked, let the crust cool for about 30 minutes
  13. Once cooled, spoon filling evenly amongst the 12 cups
  14. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour
  15. To serve, add a dollop of whipped cream and a few mini chocolate chips

Enjoy!

mini pumpkin cheesecake

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