Sunday, October 2, 2011

Halloween Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Fall is in the air and Halloween is right around the corner!! We finally got some cool weather in our area and I had the overwhelming urge to break out the PUMPKIN! 

This recipe was really easy to throw together and would be a fun family recipe.

This recipe is from Laren's Latest with only a few changes

Tools Needed:
Muffin pan
Cupcake liners
Sandwich bag

1-8 oz. package cream cheese, softened (reduced fat cream cheese can be used)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
pinch of salt
12 Halloween Oreos
1/4 cup chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Line 12 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Place 1 oreo in the bottom of each cup. Set aside. 

In large bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar together until smooth. Stir in vanilla, pumpkin, egg, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour and salt until combined. Scrape sides of bowl and whip mixture until completely smooth. 

Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the mixture over oreos. Bake 25-30 minutes or until cheesecakes have set. Remove from oven to cool. Once cheesecakes are cool enough to handle, remove from muffin tin. Remove paper wrappers. 

Microwave chocolate chips in a sandwich bag in 10-20 second increments until completely melted. Once melted cut the tip off the corner of the bag and pipe melted chocolate in 3 circles on top of cheesecakes. Drag the end of a toothpick through the chocolate to create a spiders web look. Repeat with remaining cheesecakes. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Happy Fall!!

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