Beacuse You Need More Thanksgiving Recipes...

 The last thing you need right now is another Thanksgiving recipe, so here's another Thanksgiving recipe: Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Coconut Cream Sauce

In the blog world every holiday recipe is coming out of the woodwork before the big day so it's hard to avoid joining the party. Everyone's pages are filled with pumpkin, squash, cranberries, cornbread, and every exquisite and obscure ingredient that could possibly be paired with the Thanksgiving staples. While I kept my test kitchen fairly simple, I'm still proud of my little pumpkin babies.

A full grown pumpkin cheesecake would have been a sexy centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table, but the idea of putting everything in a cupcake tin is just too alluring. Now I won't continue to cut increasingly small slivers until the entire cake is gone (guilty).
Then again, I have already eaten three of these...
The recipe I used was originally from Eating Well but I made some modifications. I omitted the crust because it just doesn't seem necessary in a cupcake liner, I replaced the cottage cheese with 0% fat Fage Greek yogurt, and I reduced the size of the batch. It resulted in a much lighter texture than your typically dense cheesecake but the full flavor is still there. You can find the original recipe here or you can follow my version:

Individual Pumpkin Cheesecakes with Coconut Cream Sauce
6 oz reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1.5 eggs (scramble the second egg and use 1 oz)
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz 0% fat plain greek yogurt (I recommend Fage)
7.5 oz (half a can) pumpkin puree
1 can coconut cream
2 tbsp powdered sugar*

Preheat the oven to 325ยบ F and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners

-In a medium bowl, combine the first four ingredients on medium speed until the ingredients are evenly incorporated
-Add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix the ingredients well between each addition, then add the vanilla
-Add the yogurt, then the pumpkin puree and mix until everything is smooth and well mixed together
-Divide the batter among the tins and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the batter is no longer jiggly
-Allow the cheesecakes to cool, then refrigerate overnight or at least 3 hours

 -Empty the can of coconut cream into a large bowl - the top coconut layer and the liquid will have seperated
-With a mixer start combining the coconut cream on low speed and gradually increase your speed. Watch out, the coconut cream will splash (reason for large bowl)
-Sprinkle the powdered sugar into the cream (optional)
-Spoon the coconut cream on the individual cheesecakes and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice. For a sauce-like texture, you can eat the cheesecakes right away, but for a more solidified layer of coconut, refrigerate for no less than 30 minutes


Paola gnom-gnom 11/15/12, 4:54 PM  

haha I was just thinking the same thing... but then again, I have been abusing the pumpkin so much as of late! I LOVE the idea of the coconut cream sauce. I think I will find a way to incorporate that one- thanks!

una futura neoyorkina 11/15/12, 5:18 PM  

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Wren KW 11/15/12, 8:21 PM  

Oh my gosh so delicious looking and three of my favourite things: cheesecake, pumpkin and coconut.

Tesa 11/16/12, 3:37 AM  

looks yummy!

Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies 11/16/12, 5:48 PM  

Looks delicious!

Viviane Bauquet Farre 11/17/12, 9:02 PM  

Gorgeous treats, Jaime. I love the use of coconut creme. Yum!

Lauren 11/18/12, 10:23 AM  

Can't get enough of that pumpkin~ even my latte must have this flavor as of late!!! The necklace hanging by shiny yarn in your previous post is brilliant! Love love love it!

-Lauren at adorn la femme

Crista 11/18/12, 9:21 PM  

too many recipes? no such thing... these look amazing!

Lavender Loafers 11/19/12, 12:52 AM  

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Zarna 11/19/12, 2:14 PM  

I've been looking for fun, new desserts! I might make this - and if I do, I'll be sure to let you know how it goes :)

Jennifer Young 11/20/12, 6:56 PM  

oh wow oh wow..i think i need these in my life. :) thanks for sharing!!

Kelly Jaspers 11/23/12, 3:45 PM  

Yum, looks so delicious!

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