Celebrate the best cozy flavors of fall in these Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites. Think of this like a mini pumpkin pie cheesecake recipe topped with sweet caramel and salty toasted pecans.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
35 mins
bake:
25 mins
cool:
5 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cheesecake bites
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease twenty-four 1 3/4-inch muffin cups; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, and the ground pecans. Using a pastry blender cut in the 1/2 cup butter until pieces are pea size. Stir in the egg yolk until combined. Shape dough into 24 balls. Press each ball evenly into the bottoms and up the sides of the prepared muffin cups. Bake for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, for filling, in a medium mixing bowl beat the 1/4 cup butter, the cream cheese, pumpkin, and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and pumpkin pie spice until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.

  • Spoon filling evenly into the partially-baked crusts. Bake about 15 minutes more or until filling is set. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a thin knife or thin metal spatula around the edge of each cheesecake bite. Carefully transfer to a wire rack and let cool. Cover and chill before serving.

  • Just before serving, in a small bowl stir together the caramel topping and 1/4 cup pecans. Spoon 1 teaspoon mixture onto each cheesecake bite.

To Store:

Place plain cheesecake bites in a single layer in an airtight container; cover. Refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw, if frozen. Top with caramel-pecan mixture just before serving.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; fat 9g; cholesterol 35mg; saturated fat 5g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; sugars 7g; protein 2g; vitamin a 631.7IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.4mg; folate 12.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 90mg; potassium 38mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.4mg.
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