In the kitchen / Mini pumpkin cheesecake

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I had a quiet little Thanksgiving with the boyfriend here in Chicago. I cooked, baked & bought a few pre-made dishes since I was feeling a bit uninspired.  I don't eat turkey so Thanksgiving is a day of carbs for me. I am paying for that now -- trust me.

I skipped making a home made apple pie but did make [low fat] mini pumpkin cheesecakes.

8 oz lowfat or fat free cream cheese
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup organic sugar
1 egg
1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
9 graham cracker sheets [crushed]
1/2 can organic pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice to taste
whipped cream
1 stick earth balance [or butter] melted
12 muffin liners

line muffin tin wells with liners
mix crushed graham cracker and melted earth balance in bowl to form pie crust 
add crust to muffin tin wells and press down/flatten to form crust
mix lemon juice, cream cheese, sugar, egg, pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin pie spice in the bowl of a mixer
pour mix over graham cracker crust
bake at 350 for ~ 25 min

cool for at least 30 min + refrigerate
top with whipped cream and a dash of pumpkin pie spice
Recipe makes 12 mini cheesecakes.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do any baking?


  1. These look delicious (and so pretty!) and they're MINI which I adore. Our Thanksgiving was very relaxing and quiet also. A nice change of pace!

  2. omg these sound (and look) DIVINE!! I too had a day of carbs.. and am also paying for it now!! I'm going to have to try these!


  3. NOM NOM NOM! :) This looks incredible. I think my bf would marry me today if I made these ;)

  4. Looks so good!
    Thanksgiving was lovely....and now I'm in Christmas mode....tree was cut and decorated and the house is also decked out.

  5. These look amazon my dear! Beautiful presentation.

  6. And by amazon I mean amazing. That's what I get for commenting on an iPhone

  7. These look yummy! I was going to make a large pumpkin cheesecake, but ended up not having time.

  8. Yum!!!! These look so great! Hope you're feeling better this afternoon...

  9. Oh yummm! Right up my alley!! It's not too late to make them this season, right?! :)

  10. That is so cute and looks yummy! I baked a pecan pie, which is still taunting me from the counter in my kitchen!

  11. Yum those look so good! Love that they are a healthier alternative as well!

  12. Unfortunately we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Switzerland, but I did make pumpkin-Grand Marnier cheesecake last year - yum! Miniature ones would be so cute!