Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe





I really dislike when September rolls around and it's EVERYTHING pumpkin. Aargh....

So now that the pumpkin fever has settled down, I wanted to share this awesome dessert that I made for the family way back in October of last year. 

I probably won't look at this again till next winter!!

Makes 10 servings in a 9 oz cup. 

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 sleeve graham crackers (about 9 crackers)
  • 1/2 stick (4 tbsp) butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 15-oz can pumpkin puree
  • 3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1-oz package sugar free cheesecake-flavored instant pudding mix
  • (or 1/2 of a non-sugar free instant pudding may be used)
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 12-oz container frozen whipped topping, plus extra for garnish


Directions:

  1. Place the graham crackers in the bowl of a food processor and pulse the crackers into fine crumbs. Add the melted butter, sugar and brown sugar and pulse until combined. 
  2. Spoon the crumbs into individual 9-oz plastic cups. (Honestly? I used red solo cups because that's what I had in the house). 
  3. Place in the fridge to set while you are preparing the filling.  
  4. Using your mixer with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until light and creamy. 
  5. Add the pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and pudding mix and beat until completely mixed, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl to ensure everything is well combined. 
  6. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix again until combined. 
  7. Change the attachment to the wire whisk. On slow speed, fold in the tub of cool whip until well combined. 
  8. Allow the mixture to sit in the fridge for about an hour to set up. 
  9. Using a large Ziploc bag, cut a corner and top the graham cracker crust in each cup with the pumpkin mixture and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  10. Garnish with additional whipped topping if desired. 


Certain family members stole the leftovers never to be seen again. LOL








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