Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mini Pumpkin Ginger Cheesecakes


I have been wanting to make mini cheesecakes for quite some time and got the bug today. I used a graham cracker crust and added candied Ginger to the pumpkin mixture. They were really quite special, the Ginger gave it a bit of a kick and who doesn't like cute little things!

I would highly recommend a Silicone Mini Muffin pan, you can pick one up for about five bucks! They pop right out!

1 sleeve of Graham Crackers
1/2 stick of melted butter
1/2 tsp ground Ginger

Mix well and place about a tablespoon in the bottom of each mini muffin hole, find a glass or something that fits the opening and tamp the Graham Cracker mixture down

1 package cream cheese at room temperature
1 cup Pureed Pumpkin (canned)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 cup Candied Ginger minced well
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
Whipping cream if desired for topping (optional)
Nonpareils (optional)

Mix well (taste for seasonings I probably doubled the amount of spices as I like my pie very spicy) and pour into the muffin tin (I topped with Nonpareils)

Bake at 325 for 20-25 minutes, until center is just done

Let cool for at least an hour and unmold the cheesecakes, serve with whippped cream if desired

11 comments:

A Year on the Grill said...

These look really great... but I have a question, kind of an idiot's, "what am I doing wrong cause everyone else is getting great results" question...

I have used silicon pans three times... All three times, the bottom burnt really badly. I mean really bad. What am I doing wrong?

Katherine Aucoin said...

YUM and they look festive. I sdon't think i've ever met a cheesecake I didn't like. I am really curious about tasting the ginger...what a great idea!

Donna-FFW said...

These are simply freaking adorable and they sound fantastic with the combination of pumpkin, ginger, cheesecake, graham crumbs. Ttal winner in my book. LOVELY perfect addition to any Thanksgiving dessert table. OOHH and AHHH factor for sure.

Imme said...

Yummy! Beautiful little things. I will make these during the weekend! I bet the girls will adore them! :) Happy Holidays!

Debbie said...

They sound great. I love all the different spices in them. Mini cheesecakes are so addictive...you can just keep popping them in your mouth!

Pam said...

I love little things - these mini cheesecakes look and sound so tasty.

The Blonde Duck said...

When can I come over?

teresa said...

it's so funny, i now have a jar of candied ginger with no idea as to what i should do with it. i now know thanks to you! and what a great way to use it!

Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer said...

Do you ship!!! Looks great!

Bunny said...

These look so good, I love it that you decorated them with the sprinkles!

Sophie said...

Waw,...Cheryl!! these liitle rich treats look so delectable!!

A must try! Thanks so much!! Beautiful presented as well!

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