Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

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

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 Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Total Time: 24 minutes

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

From Deb Attinella {Cooking on the Front Burner}

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 cup gingersnap cookies processed into crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Filling:
  • 8 ounces 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 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • Pinch of cloves
  • Whipped cream or cool whip for topping

Directions

    Crust:
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease a mini muffin pan that has removable bottoms.
  2. 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. 3. In a mixer, combine all the filling ingredients and mix well. Divide among the cups.
  4. 4. Bake for 14 minutes then cool on rack for 20 minutes. Remove and refrigerate until well chilled.
  5. 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 but click on this link to see what I used.

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!

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