Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Mini Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes

 
Things are starting to look very Halloween-y. Our costumes are all picked out: the girls are going to be Tinkerbell and a Bumble Bee. Last year they were the cutest little leopards ever. 
 I had half a can of pumpkin in the fridge just begging me to make a pumpkin cheesecake. But a whole cheesecake for our small family is just too much. So we made mini versions with an "Oreo" crust. I kept 4 out for dessert, and froze the rest for later. They were easy to make (no crust to make!) and got us into the Halloween spirit.
 Oreo Pumpkin Cheesecakes
makes 12-15 

1 box chocolate sandwich cookies
2 eggs
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
8 oz low-fat cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup pumpkin
1 T pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon
1/2 cup sugar

8 oz chocolate chips
1/4 cup heavy cream, room temperature

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. 
Place one cookie at the bottom of each cup. 
Beat eggs, cream cheese, pumpkin, spices, and sugar together. Fill cups with cheesecake mixture. Bake about 20 minutes or until centers just jiggle a little. Cool completely. You can remove from wrappers at this point if you would like, or leave them in.

To make chocolate spiderweb, place chocolate and cream in a bowl set over simmering water (double boiler). Stir until melted together. Cool. Pour chocolate into a pastry bag or sandwich bag. Snip a tiny hole in the corner. Pipe chocolate in a spiral over each cheesecake. Using a toothpick or sharp knife, start at the center and draw lines out to the edge, creating a spiderweb design. This may take a little practice. If the cheesecakes are too cold the chocolate will harden before you can draw your lines, so just have them room temp. If the chocolate is too thick, try heating a little or adding a little more cream. 

Chill cheesecakes overnight.


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44 comments:

  1. love the spider webs you've drawn on top..cute !

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  2. Aww, look at the precious little bebe!!!! Girl, you rocked it out of the park with this recipe. Beautifully done!!!

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  3. Yum! These are so easy and look so cool! Can't wait to make them.

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  4. I can't believe you have the costumes set already...my girls would decide on one costume and change their minds 3 or 4 times right up until Halloween, and then end up being a crazy combination of things, like a cat/princess/fairy or something. It used to drive me crazy! Really cute cheesecakes, the webs are beautifully done.

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  5. These are so cute! I had planned to make cheesecake brownies with a spiderweb-y top this weekend - great minds think alike! :)

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  6. I came here this afternoon to tell you what a HUGE hit your cinnamon chip coffee cake was at the Alzheimer's care center was--they LOVED it. Mom even enjoyed a piece of it, and this made me smile.

    Now I see your new recipe and I think I will be making these next week to take over for Halloween.

    Is there a way I can get my profile log in changed on here? I think you have to approve it. I want to change the email address to Caretaking.daughter@gmail.com which would be the email that goes with my blog. Thank you Marina.

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  7. I was surprised to see how simple they are to make. My crowd will like this.

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  8. Oh Marina, these are So so darling! Love this idea! I've been so busy I haven't even done any Halloween baking! I'm hoping to get something done cute and pumpkin done this week! Have a heat weekend friend!

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is just gorgeous:)love this recipe:)sending you xo from Florida.

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  10. Oh this is just what I needed! Seriously! I love cheesecake but the rest of the family not so much. Perfect and just for me.

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  11. I made some of these too, but haven't posted them yet:) Yours look so pretty! Your little leopard is SO CUTE!

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  12. Yum, these look delicious! I hope Tinkerbell and Little Bumblebee have a great Halloween and get lots of candy Trick-or-Treating!
    Best,
    Gloria

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  13. This looks so beautiful. Such a great idea to use Oreo as the base. Cheesecakes are delicious.

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  14. Those look adorable!

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  15. These are so cute! Seriously, who could resist them? So fun :)

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  16. Your blog is beautiful, delicious , elegant , inspiring ... I love your style ! Enjoy the season and stay happy !

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  17. Too cute! Perfect for Halloween.

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  18. Seriously, one of the best ideas I have seen yet for Halloween treats. I am just thinking I might have to make these for a halloween party we are having this saturday night. How clever

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  19. Your baking amazes me!! I am slightly jealous of your awesome foodie pictures as well ;)

    Ahh Tinkerbell and a bumblebee how adorable!

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  20. Naomi9:31 AM

    These are lovely and I am going to try this but curious why you use both regular and low fat cream cheese? My apologies if this was addressed and I overlooked that, but I was wondering the reason, and if it would ruin them to use all regular?

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  21. @Naomi, I like to cut calories where they aren't needed. Feel free to use full fat.

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  22. Naomi1:23 PM

    Thank you! That's perfect. I'll be baking these for guests so kind of prefer the full calorie experience :)

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  23. Super cute cheesecakes, wish I had one right now! :D

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  24. Your mini oreo pumpkin treats are so cute! And so are your little ones in the outfits. My little girl was Tinkerbell last year, and Tinkerbell again this year! Talk about loyalty! I know right! But she'll be wearing a different set of wings (although the dress is a bit tighter now...eh!)Have you thought about putting bright yellow stuff near the bottom part of the bumble bee...to resemble a firefly, so your kids can be Tinkerbell and Blaze. Yup! I too have memorized all the Tinkerbell movies by heart...Happy Halloween!

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  25. These sound delish! Love everything about them. Your little one is adorable :)

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  26. Fabulous recipe! I'm thinking of making them for a bake sale. How long do you think they can stay out of the fridge?

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  27. @Alissa, hi! I would say a couple of hours? If you need to have them out a long time, or it's hot out, I would freeze all or some and they should be defrosted enough by the time they are sold. My experience taking them out of the freezer is that they defrost pretty quickly. Wish I still had some in the freezer! :)

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  28. Great!!! I will freeze them! And I'll be sure to keep some for myself :) Hope to see you soon!

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  29. These are perfect for my halloween party, can't wait. Thank you :)

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  30. Marina these are absolutely DARLING! Bookmarking these for sure!!

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  31. What a great post. Those are such wonderful looking treats!

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  32. the inside looks great!!

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  33. wow...sounds scrumptiously tasty..awesome cliks..
    your little darling is soooooooooo sweet..;)
    happy following you..
    do stop by mine sometime.
    Tasty Appetite

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  34. Tammy9:38 AM

    I made these yesterday for my office Halloween party today. Everyone has been raving about them. I didn't let them know there was an oreo at the bottom. I let them be suprised. Many people have asked for the recipe. I have giving them the link to your blog. These will be a staple for the holiday season!!! Thank you!!!

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  35. Love these... Stopping by from http://www.pinkumbrellaphotography.com/

    Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful recipes.

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  36. These are super cute! Hi! New follower from Tiggerific Tuesday! I hope you'll stop by and follow back! :) Through the Eyes of a Tiger

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  37. i can't find where to sign up on Google Friend Connect. Can you help me?

    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  38. I'll be sure to try this out this weekend, thank you very much.

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  39. Absolutely adorable! I am going to link to these in my upcoming Halloween Recipes Post.

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    1. As thanks Cathy! What an honor to be linked on your fabulous blog :)

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  40. Wow........Thnx.........to given this recip look very cool & make too easy.
    I like the spider designed.
    We hope you give more delicious or creative dishes...

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  41. Now in spanish please

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