Thursday, October 13, 2011

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

How cute are these?If you love pumpkin and cheesecake,then these are for you.Adorable and delicious,they are sure to become part of your annual Halloween celebration!The pan is from Williams-Sonoma,as is the recipe.

1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
2 tbsp. unsalted butter,melted
2 tbsp. sugar

  Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.Divide among the wells in the baking pan.Press mixture evenly into each well.Bake at 325 degrees for about 10 minutes.Remove from the oven and let cool.Reduce your oven temperature to 300 degrees.

8 oz. pumpkin puree
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
12 oz. cream cheese(the bars,softened)
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
   In the bowl of an electric mixer,mix together the cream cheese and sugar for 2-3 minutes.Add the eggs one at a time,then the vanilla.Add the pumpkin,cinnamon,cloves and ginger, and mix about 1 minute.Pour an even amount of batter into each crust.

  Bake at 300 degrees ,until the filling is set,about 18-20 minutes.Transfer to a wire rack to cool.Refrigerate at least 3 hours before unmolding.Garnish with fresh whipped cream if desired.

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