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Pumpkin cheesecake squares on a white plate.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites

Barbara Hall
Pumpkin is essential for fall, and these are perfect for any size appetite as you can cut your cheesecake any size.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Bake Time 40 mins
Chill 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 55 mins
Course Cookies, Nuts
Cuisine American
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 102 kcal

Ingredients
 

CRUST

  • 1 ½ cup Graham crackers 1 box crushed
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Sugar white
  • cup Melted butter unsalted
  • ½ cup Hazelnuts

PUMPKIN FILLING

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese 2 bars softened
  • ½ cup Sugar white
  • 2 Eggs
  • ½ teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon Nutmeg
  • teaspoon Ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1-½ cup Pumpkin puree

Instructions
 

CRUST

  • Take a 9X9 or 8X8 and line the sides and bottom with tin foil.
  • In a food processor, add the hazelnuts and pulse until it is like sand in size. Add the graham crackers and pulse until both the graham crackers and the hazelnuts are in very very small pieces. Dump the graham cracker and hazelnut mixture into a bowl and add the sugar and melted butter. Mix until the graham crackers are damp and sticking together.
  • Pour the mixture into the baking dish with tin foil and evenly press down, so you have a crust that is the whole bottom of the baking dish. Set the baking dish aside for now.

PUMPKIN FILLING

  • In a stand or hand-held mixer, add both bars of the softened cream cheese and beat till fluffy about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sugar and mix for another 2 minutes. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides then mix for another minute. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and mix for a minute. Add one egg and blend before adding the 2nd egg. Stop and scrape along the sides and bottom to make sure everything is incorporated.
  • Add the pumpkin puree and mix until it is blended. It will be runny but will firm up when baked and chilled overnight.
  • Pour the pumpkin cheesecake filling on top of the graham cracker crust. Give it a little shake to get any air bubbles to rise to the surface and to spread it over the crust evenly — Bake at 325° for 40 minutes. When you take the dish out of the oven, the cheesecake filling should not jiggle very much. Sit it out to cool, then cover loosely and refrigerate overnight.
  • Take the cheesecake out of the refrigerator the next day and grab the tin foil on two sides and lift it right out of the dish. The tinfoil peels right off the bottom. On a cutting board, cut the cheesecake into whatever size pieces you like. I had a lot of people, so I made mine small so they could pick it up and eat it like a cookie.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 84mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 765IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 20mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pumpkin cheesecake bites, pumpkin cheesecake cookie
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