PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE CUPS

 

  • Cooking Time: 7
  • Servings: 12
  • Preparation Time:

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 4 cups finely crushed gingersnaps
  • (I think if I make this again I might try graham crackers instead - I'm not sure I like gingersnaps)
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 1 Tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 pound cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • pinch of ground allspice
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup fresh or canned pumpkin puree
  • 2 large eggs

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 deg.
  • Paper line 12 muffin cups
  • To make the crust combine the gingersnap crumbs with the melted butter and toss together until the mixture holds together when pressed.
  • Add an additional tablespoon of melted butter if necessary.
  • Pat evenly over the bottoms of the papered muffin cups. Bake about 7 minutes or until set.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Meanwhile make the filling. put the grated ginger in a fine sieve set over a small bowl and press against it to extract the juice.
  • Set aside the ginger juice and discard the pulp. in the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, brown sugar, spices, and salt.
  • Beat until cramy and well combined. beat in the ginger juice and the pumpkin puree.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each until blended but being careful not to overbeat.
  • Pore the filling into the muffin cups and bake 15-18 minutes or until the center is just firm to the touch. cool to room temperature then chill at least 2 hours or overnight before serving.
  • Optional - top with dollop of cool whip and cinnamon.

Notes

This is a combo I made of two recipes: a Pumpkin Cheesecake from food network and a cheesecake cookie cup recipe from recipezaar.com

I made them for thanksgiving a couple years ago. they're great because they're in small serving sizes (muffin cups).

Basically the whole recipe is from the pumpkin cheesecake recipe and I just took the oven temp and the oven times from the recipe for the muffin sized regular cheesecake.

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