Maple Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream

A perfect two bite creamy, spiced pumpkin and maple cheesecakes with a homemade brown sugar and maple whipped cream topping.

Maple Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

So Canada celebrated their Thanksgiving on Monday – happy belated Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian readers! All of the updates and pictures I’ve seen floating around from the weekend has me totally craving all of the typical Thanksgiving fixings… turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and of course apple pie! I honestly really want to start celebrating both Canadian and American Thanksgiving. I’m just a teensy bit French Canadian so it totally counts, right? Who’s with me? Next year I say we do both!

Our Thanksgiving is in just five weeks. Now, I know that five weeks seems like a long time away but it’ll be here in practically a blink of an eye. We all know how fast time really does fly by sometimes so let’s start thinking about all that needs to be done for one of the most delicious holidays of the year. I promise there’ll be plenty more fun Thanksgiving recipes ahead, but I couldn’t resist sharing this one with you now because it’s perfect all season long, not just for the holiday! Get yourself one of these mini cheesecake pans so you can whip up these cute mini maple pumpkin cheesecakes for your friends and family!

Maple Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Last year I made a simple and classic pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust. So good, so cute and perfect. But I needed to change things up and make something special for pumpkin season this year. Because what would be pumpkin season or another Halloween and Thanksgiving without a new pumpkin cheesecake?

These mini pumpkin cheesecakes are sweetened with pure maple syrup and top off with homemade brown sugar maple whipped cream. A dusting of cinnamon gives the perfect finishing touch! Absolutely delicious and a perfect bite of Fall! You’ll definitely want to add these to your Fall party menu. How cute would these be on your Thanksgiving dessert table? Forget worrying about slicing pie this year!

Maple Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Maple Pumpkin Mini Cheesecakes with Brown Sugar Maple Whipped Cream

A perfect two bite creamy, spiced pumpkin and maple cheesecakes with a homemade brown sugar and maple whipped cream topping.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time12 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesecake
Servings: 12 cheesecakes

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 3/4 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

Cheesecake:

  • 12 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 C light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C pumpkin puree
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch cloves
  • 1 large egg

Whipped cream:

  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 2 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a mini cheesecake pan with baking spray.
  • Combine graham cracker crumbs with granulated sugar and melted butter. Add 1 small scoop to every pan cavity. Press down firmly to create an even layer. Bake for 5 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325°F.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together softened cream cheese and sugar. Mix in remaining ingredients, mixing until smooth. Add 1 heaping medium scoop to each cavity. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set.
  • Cool cheesecakes to room temperature in pan. Transfer to refrigerator to chill overnight. Carefully remove cheesecakes from pan, remove disc from the bottom of each cheesecake.
  • In a small bowl, beat heavy cream until soft peaks form. Add brown sugar and maple syrup, beat until stiff peaks form. Top off cheesecakes with fresh whipped cream, sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Store cheesecakes in the refrigerator.

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Even more Fall recipes to try:
Pumpkin cinnamon swirl bread
Perfect soft batch pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
Slow cooker cinnamon apple butter
Mini apple pie cheesecakes with brown sugar whipped cream
Apple cranberry crumb pie
Apple cinnamon pull-apart bread
Apple snickerdoodle cobbler

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