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Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes

No recipe image available.Festive, mini pumpkin cheesecakes served with a honey-sweetened sour cream sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

Crust:
1 pound graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 large egg white
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/3 cup butter

For Sauce:
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 1/2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Filling:
2/3 cup heavy cream
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
2 large eggs
1 large egg yolk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground mace

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: In a food processor, combine graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar, egg white, and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Process until blended, about 15 seconds. Melt butter and with the processor running, slowly add and mix until well blended.
  2. Lightly grease 8 custard cups. Divide the graham cracker mixture among the bowls, pressing on the bottom and up the sides; set aside.
  3. For Sauce: In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, honey, vanilla, and cream; mix until smooth; set aside.
  4. For Filling: In a mixer bowl, combine softened cream cheese, eggs, egg yolk, 2/3 cup sugar, canned pumpkin, lemon juice, salt, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, cinnamon, and mace; beat until smooth. Divide among the prepared custard cups. Place the cups in a baking pan and fill with hot water about 1/2-inch deep.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 325°F (160°C) for 25 minutes, or until the filling begins to crack and turn brown.
  6. Cool slightly then invert onto serving plates. Serve topped with the reserved sour cream sauce.

Makes 8 individual cheesecakes.