Sep
10

No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Hi everyone! I’m Danae from Recipe Runner and I’m so excited to be guest posting for Ashley while she is off galavanting and having the most wonderful time in Napa! Let me just start by saying I am completely jealous that she is enjoying all the wine, food, and scenery that Napa has to offer. If you’ve never been there you MUST add it to your list of places to visit! I had the pleasure of spending a couple days there two years ago and it was magical! I had actually just run a marathon in Sacramento in the morning and then we drove from the race to Napa. After running in hurricane like conditions for 26.2 miles, the sunshine and cool breeze were a welcome sight. My only regret is that we didn’t get to spend enough time there.

Enough about me reminiscing and being envious of Ashley and her vacation, lets talk about these cute as can be Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes!

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Guess what?! This is my first pumpkin recipe that I’m sharing for fall! I figured I’ve waited long enough and so have all of you. The mornings here in Colorado are getting a little more crisp and my running clothes are slowly transitioning from tank tops to long sleeves (yes, I base my seasons on what kind of clothes I’m running in). With cooler weather on the way, but fall not officially here I figured a no bake pumpkin cheesecakes were the way to get this pumpkin party started. I don’t know about you guys but no bake desserts are always on the top of my list along with cheesecake!

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What’s great about these Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes is they are pretty healthy as far as cheesecake is concerned. I know, cheesecake and healthy don’t seem like they belong in the same sentence, but it’s true! These no bake cheesecakes have a secret and it’s name is Greek yogurt. The Greek yogurt gives the cheesecakes the same creamy consistency that cream cheese or whipped cream does, but without all the fat. Since these are CHEESEcakes I did use some cream cheese, but I opted for the lighter version, because honestly I can’t tell the difference between it and the full fat when I’m combining it with other things. The other flavors you’ll find in this cheesecake are the usual suspects. Pumpkin of course, duh! Brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and vanilla. Everything you love about pumpkin pie only better because it’s in a cheesecake! The “crust” for these mini pumpkin cheesecakes is simply crushed gingersnap cookies. I could have just served these in small bowls or glasses, but I have a slight obsession with mason jars and think they are the perfect way to present mini desserts. Not only do they look cute, but pop the lid on them and they are super easy to transport and make the cutest most delicious gifts! I brought these over for my cousin to try and she was thrilled to have her own little cheesecake in a jar. The cheesecake was gone in a matter of minutes so you know they must be good!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes | Recipe Runner | The cutest, creamiest, no bake pumpkin dessert you'll make this fall! #pumpkin #cheesecake #dessert

So what are you waiting for?! Pumpkin season is here! Start your fall festivities off with the cutest, creamiest, and most delicious Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes!

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes | Recipe Runner | The cutest, creamiest, no bake pumpkin dessert you'll make this fall! #pumpkin #cheesecake #dessert

Yields 4 mini cheesecakes

No Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Cream, no bake, mini pumpkin cheesecakes are not only delicious, but cute as well!

20 minPrep Time

1 hr, 20 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookies, crushed
  • 3/4 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Pinch of ginger, cloves, and salt

Instructions

  1. Place the gingersnaps in a large ziploc bag, seal it, and use a rolling pin to roll over them until they are fine crumbs.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or with a hand mixer add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Using the whisk attachment, beat the cheesecake mixture until it is smooth.
  4. In 4 (4 ounce) jars layer the crushed gingersnaps and cheesecake (about 2 tablespoons of each per layer).
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for an hour before serving.
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2014/09/10/no-bake-mini-pumpkin-cheesecakes/

Source: Recipe Runner

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32 Comments

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  2. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    These are the perfect treat! I am totally loving those heart cookies too :) Fun to see Danae over here!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Chelsea! Danae is the best so I am glad that she is visiting here today :)

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    love love love no-bake desserts and thanks for the introduction to Danae! And hello?!!! NAPA?! I am sooo jealous by the way. . have a great time and hope there’s a post coming soon about it!!!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Alice! Yes, there will probably be a few posts on my trip to California because there is so much to see and do here!

  4. Zainab

    Love seeing you here Danae!! These mini cheesecakes are so beautiful and look tempting! Ashley so jealous of your trip. Keep having fun!!

  5. Kelly

    These pumpkin cheesecakes are beautiful! I love that they are healthier and those heart-shaped cookies are so so adorable! Enjoy the rest of your trip Ashley and thank you Danae for sharing these pretty treats :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Kelly! I always love a healthier treat :)

  6. Ashley

    What gorgeous little treats! I love that they are no-bake! And pumpkin…. I have yet to make my first pumpkin dessert of the season – too many great recipes to try!! I can’t decide what to make first!

  7. Bri | Bites of Bri

    OMG Napa!? Swoon. I love it there. It’s just so beautiful and the wine isn’t too bad either! I wonder if you could use Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese in these? I love that stuff. These look like the perfect no bake dessert! :)

    • Ashley

      Oh, I am sure you could use Greek Yogurt Cream Cheese! Thanks for the idea, I’ll definitely need to try it. And yes, Napa Valley is pretty amazing :)

  8. Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    I have seen these little sweet treats all over Pinterest and Facebook today! Glad I finally got a chance to come over and check out the recipe because they look amazing! Great recipe, Danae! Thanks for having Danae on your blog today, Ashley. :)

  9. Medeja

    They look so beautiful! Would decorate any table!

    • Ashley

      Thanks, Medeja!

  10. marcie

    So nice of you to make these lovely little no bake cheesecakes for Ashley while she vacations! I love that they’re lightened up, and those are the most adorable ginger cookies I’ve ever seen! Pinning. :)

    • Ashley

      Thanks for pinning, Marcie! Danae is the best :)

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  12. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Love the idea of a pumpkin cheesecake! Great recipe and love your presentation of them.. pinned!

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