Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Ingredients

12 Mini Cheesecakes

Crust

3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons butter melted
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling

8 oz cream cheese 1 package
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree plus 1 tablespoon
1 egg
2 tablespoons sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
pinch of cloves
1 tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

9 inch Cheesecake

Crust

1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons light brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter melted
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Filling

24 oz cream cheese 3 packages
15 oz pumpkin puree 1 can
3 eggs
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon cloves
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350*F

For mini cheesecakes

Preheat oven to 350*F
Prepare crust by combining crust ingredients in a small bowl. Mix to combine with a fork. Add one rounded tablespoon of moist crust crumbs into each mini cheesecake space. Use a small bottle (such as a spice bottle, or a shot glass) to press down the crumbs, to form a crust.

Prepare the filling

Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add pumpkin, eggs, sour cream, sugar and spices. Blend until combined. Add flour and vanilla, and beat until well combined.
Pour filling into prepared crusts. Divide batter amoung the 12 spaces.
Bake mini cheesecakes in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool about 15 minutes. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours minimum.

For large 9 inch Cheesecake

Follow general directions above. Press crust into the botom of a 9″ springform pan. Prepare filling (as listed above). Bake cheesecake 1 hour. Cool 15 minutes, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 4 hours before serving.
The cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator up to 2 days.
Top finished cheesecakes with freshly whipped cream.

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