Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

With the Canadian Thanksgiving just around the corner, I thought I'd make these delightful little cheesecakes. One bite and it's gone!

What inspired me to make these, where these mini cupcake papers from Walmart that have little pumpkins on them.

Bottom Crust:
1 cup graham crumbs
1 cup gingerbread cookie crumbs (10-12 thin cookies)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine
2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 pkg cream cheese
1/2 can pumpkin (approx 400 ml of a 796 ml can)
1 egg
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
pinch of cloves

- Line mini cupcake pans with paper liners.
- Mix all of the crust ingredients together. Place about 1 1/2 teaspoons of crust in each paper and pack down firmly.
- Cream the softened cream cheese, then beat in the rest of the filling ingredients.
- Scoop on top of the crusts pretty much right to the top. Bang pan on counter gently but firmly to level out and remove trapped air.
- Bake @ 375° for 15 minutes.
- Cool completely before removing. Store in refrigerator.
- Makes approximately 36 mini cheesecakes.


  1. For the 1/2 can of pumpkin is that a big can or a small can?


  2. 1/2 can pumpkin (approx 400 ml of a 796 ml can)

  3. How cute and how delicious!! Yum!

  4. This is great! Just perfect for parties!

  5. Yum, these look fantastic and I love the pumpkin liners! I can't seem to get enough pumpkin lately. Thanks for the inspiration! And of course thanks for hosting too!

  6. I'm with Sevgi - perfect for parties! In fact, they're going on the possibility list for our big holiday party - finger food for 150... Thanks, Kate @kateiscooking

  7. This little mini pumpkin cheesecakes are great, the seem so simple and great for a get together and with one bite and it being gone, I really should bring these somewhere because I would probably eat them all:)

  8. These look amazing! I love anything/everything pumpkin, so we will be trying these ASAP :)

  9. I love the mini cheesecake idea with the pumpkin theme. Thanks for the holiday idea!

  10. Yummy! Looks Delicious! I don't think I could stop at just one. Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  11. I just read the part about Canadian Thanksgiving and realized you must be Canadian. So is my husband, from Calgary. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving and happy hockey season, of course!

  12. I'd have to eat the whole batch. One bite and it's gone just doesn't work. I love pumpkin pie and I love cheesecake. You just got the two married! Happy Thanksgiving!

  13. Those are really cute cupcake holders! Glad they inspired you to fill them with something as truly delicious as these little minis! Perfect for Thanksgiving. =)

  14. This seems like a wonderful recipe. I'm intrigued by your crust. I'm making a traditional cheesecake tomorrow... I think I'll take some flavor cues from your crust above. Thanks for the inspiration.


  15. looks super good! i must give this recipe a try!!!

  16. These look yummy--perfect for a buffet or to take to a potluck--thanks!

  17. Hi Alison, Wow, do those ever sound good! Thanks for sharing them. I plan to give these a try. I'm glad you joined the Pumpkin Party!
    Blessings, Beth

  18. These look really yummy! And so perfect for this time of year! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!

  19. Came back to let you know that your post is being featured this week!

  20. I'll try making this, thanks for sharing! Happy Weekend!

  21. Going to make them this weekend as per request from Jeff!