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.

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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
enjoy!
Recipe makes 12 mini cheesecakes.

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you do any baking?

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16 comments

  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!

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  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!

    -Sarah
    http://www.pencilskirtsandlattes.com

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

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  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.
    :)
    Cheryl
    www.40isthenew30alifeinprogress.blogspot.com

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  5. These look amazon my dear! Beautiful presentation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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