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salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake bites
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You had me at ‘salted caramel’… These salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake bites are a crowd favorite because they look almost as good as they taste!

For a little extra “sparkle,” top each cheesecake with some pre-made salted-caramel crunch.  You can also top with your favorite caramel sauce or some chopped nuts before serving. For a more minimalist approach, simply sprinkle a bit of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon on top of the whipped cream.

salted caramel pumpkin cheesecake bites



Salted Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 bites
Whipped Cream
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp real maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 c crushed ginger snap cookies approx. 25 - 30 cookies
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
Cheesecake Filling
  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 c light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 c canned plain pumpkin *not pie mix
  • 1 tbsp greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
Optional Garnish
  1. In a large glass bowl, blend 1 pint of heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract with a hand or immersion blender until it doubles in size and changes texture.

  2. drizzle maple syrup into the bowl and continue blending until the mixture is light and fluffy.

  3. Set aside or place in refrigerator until ready to use.

  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 24-cup mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

  5. Put cookies in a large heavy-duty freezer bag and cover with a towel. Pound bag with a meat mallet or rolling pin until cookies are uniformly crushed into very small pieces. (This can also be done in a food processor). 

  6. Transfer crushed cookies to a glass bowl and add melted butter. Stir with a fork until thoroughly combined.

  7. Note: Add a little more melted butter to hold cookie crumb mixture together, if necessary. However, do not add too much or the butter will compete with the flavor of the gingersnap crust. 

  8. Divide cookie crumb mixture into 24 equal parts and press into the bottom of each muffin cup firmly with your fingers to form a crust. Bake in preheated oven for 8 – 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

  9. In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, and salt with a hand-held mixer. Add pumpkin puree and Greek yogurt to cream cheese mixture and continue beating until combined.

  10. Open egg in a separate bowl before adding to the cream cheese mixture. Then blend in vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves. Continue blending until all ingredients are thoroughly incorporated into the batter.

  11. Evenly divide pumpkin cream cheese mixture between the 24 muffin-tin cups, placing on top of the pre-baked cookie crust. Fill each cup slightly higher than the edge of the pan.

  12. Place muffin tin on center rack of the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes, or until the tops are lightly browned and the pumpkin mixture has set.

  13. Remove from oven and cool completely before removing mini-cheesecakes from the tin. 

  14. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight before serving. 

Recipe Notes

To serve, top with whipped cream and salted-caramel crunch or your favorite caramel sauce.

If using homemade whipped cream, spoon it into a plastic sandwich bag and cut a small corner off one bottom side. Pipe onto individual mini-cheesecakes for greater control.

If you are looking for another pumpkin recipe, make sure to check out our recipe for Slow Cooker Spiced Pumpkin Pudding.  Imagine the smell coming from your kitchen as this recipe is cooking in the slow cooker!


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