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Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis for Thanksgiving

These Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis have got me by the heart!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

How could they not? They have crust, they have filling, they have toppings, and they’re generally adorable. How adorable do I find them? You can find that at the bottom of this post in question form, but I’ll also tell you that I find them as cute as “Baby Yoda”, who is not really Yoda, but that’s what we’re going with. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about directly, surely by now you know what I’m talking about indirectly, by Googling “Baby Yoda memes.” Then sit back and enjoy. Adorable comes in many forms. Some of it you can snuggle (like Astro or Luna), some of it you can admire on TV, and some of it you can eat. Just don’t eat Astro, Luna, or Baby Yoda.

Eat these Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis instead.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis Recipe:

What You Need:

For the crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tbsp butter

For the filling:
12 oz. softened cream cheese (approx. 1 ½ blocks)
3 tbsp pumpkin puree
3 tbsp sour cream
½ cup granulated sugar
1 egg

For the topping:
1-2 oz. green fondant
1 ½ cups whipping cream
2 tbsp sugar
Red gel food coloring
Yellow gel food coloring

Yields: 12-15 mini cheesecakes

ingredients for cheesecake

What You Do:

1 – First, preheat oven to 325 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.

2 – Then spray the lined muffin tin with cooking spray, and set aside.

3 – Melt butter in a microwave-safe bowl and add to bowl of graham cracker crumbs.

4 – And then mix until completely combined.

5 – Scoop 1 ½ tbsp of graham cracker crumb mixture into each lined muffin tin section. Pack down.

6 – And then bake graham cracker crusts for 5 minutes.

7 – In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese, pumpkin puree, sour cream, sugar and egg.

8 – Mix on high speed until smooth.

9 – Fill each muffin tin section with cheesecake filling.

10 – And then bake for 20-22 minutes.

11 – Then, allow to cool on a wire rack before decorating.

12 – Roll out 12-15 spheres from green fondant – about ½ an inch in size.

13 – Shape each sphere into cylinders, giving it a point at one end and then curving it slightly. Set aside.

14 – In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together whipping cream, sugar, 5 drops red gel food coloring, and 3 drops yellow gel food coloring on high speed.

15 – And then beat until whipped cream forms.

16 – Scoop whipped cream into a piping bag with Wilton #23 tip attached.

17 – And then have fun when you frost each mini cheesecake.

18 – Lastly, top each mini cheesecake with green fondant – it will act as the pumpkin’s “stem.” Serve and enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Eat the cake!

And that’s it! Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini divinity! They’re super adorable, right? Scarlet wants me to tell you that if you don’t like fondant, you can use candy too. Des says you can use Play-Doh but you shouldn’t be listening to him! Follow your heart! Make adorable things. Tell someone you love them. Eat the cake. And that’s my inspiration for the day.

Another wonderful Thanksgiving dessert idea is Shortbread Streusel Pumpkin Squares!

We love Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis!

So how cute do you find these on a scale of 1 to “Baby Yoda”?

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Minis are an incredible recipe for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Make them as an alternative to pumpkin pie or for the kids' table! #recipe

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