Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Twist
 
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Simple, elegant individual pumpkin cheesecake that is drizzled with caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Serves: 12 cheesecakes
Ingredients
  • 1 sugar pumpkin
  • 12 oz reduced fat Lucerne Cream Cheese (1½ pkg.s), at room temperature
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup pumpkin (not pie filling)
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
  • 12 Safeway Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • caramel (optional)
  • whipped cream (optional)
Instructions
  1. To make pumpkin puree:
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set a side.
  4. Cut a hole in the center of the pumpkin to remove stem (discard the stem), then slice the pumpkin in half. Remove seeds and fiber. Place on baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30-45 minutes; until it is fork tender.
  5. Let the pumpkin cool and scoop out the flesh. Add to a blender or food processor and process until creamy smooth. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. To make cheesecake:
  7. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  8. Line a standard muffin tin with 12 muffin foil liners and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  9. In a medium bowl add cream cheese and sugar and beat until creamy. Add vanilla extract, eggs and salt beat until combined. Beat in pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  10. Place a vanilla wafer in the bottom of each muffin liner and top with cheesecake batter.
  11. Spoon batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until filling is set, 22-24 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or up to overnight, before serving.
Notes
There will be leftover pumpkin puree. Just refrigerate the leftovers for another use.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cheesecake Calories: 105 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 9 Sugar: 7.7 Sodium: 142 Fiber: 4 Protein: 3 Cholesterol: 47
Recipe by PB + P Design at https://www.peanutbutterandpeppers.com/2014/11/12/pumpkin-cheesecake-with-a-twist/