Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

CRUSTS - Buy pre=made mini graham crusts. They come 6 to a package, I think?

Or Crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter

2 8-oz packages cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
1 1/4 tsps. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs

2 cups sour cream
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
12 pecan halves


1, Combine crust ingredients, press into bottom of 9-inch springform pan; chill.
2. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar in large mixing bowl until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, spices and salt. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Pour into crust. Bake at 350 for 50 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, for topping, combine sour cream, sugar and vanilla. Spread over filling, return to oven for 5 minutes. Cool on rack, chill overnight. Garnish each slice with a pecan half.

****This recipe makes 16 minis. Bake them at 350 for 25 minutes. They are better the next day after setting overnight. ****

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