Mini gingerbread cheesecakes pair ultra-creamy spiced cheesecake with a pecan and graham cracker crust for a festive and indulgent holiday treat that's picture perfect when topped with chopped pecans, whipped cream, and a dusting of nutmeg. Serve these perfectly-portioned mini desserts at Christmas to secure your spot at the top of the nice list!
When you transform the holiday season's most quintessential cookie into a mouth-watering and perfectly-portioned indulgent dessert, you know you've struck gold! My gingerbread snowflake cookies have been one of the most popular recipes here on ALWAYS EAT DESSERT for years - and for good reason - so I decided it was time for a new gingerbread treat. This time, we're swapping soft and chewy cookies for creamy and decadent cheesecake!
Mini Gingerbread Cheesecakes
These mini gingerbread cheesecakes are what holiday dessert dreams are made of! A graham cracker crust made more flavorful with the addition of chopped pecans and a bit of brown sugar provides the base for the ultra-indulgent and perfectly spiced gingerbread cheesecake. A sprinkling of chopped pecans adds a welcome bit of crunch (I promise it complements rather than competes with the creaminess of the cheesecake!). Topped off with a dollop of whipped cream and a dusting of nutmeg, these mini desserts will delight your friends and family when you serve them up on Christmas!
Easy Mini Cheesecakes
And unlike a traditional cheesecake, these mini cheesecakes don't require special equipment or tedious extra steps. Instead of a springform pan, we'll bake these in a standard muffin pan. And the water bath that's recommended when baking a full-size cheesecake? Not necessary! With mini cheesecakes we get all the benefits of a rich and creamy dessert but without the fuss!
One step that is necessary: letting the cream cheese (and other noted ingredients) come to room temperature before making the cheesecake. It will be impossible to beat the cream cheese smooth if it's cold, and you'll be left with lumps in your cheesecake. You can read more about baking with room temperature ingredients in this post.Print
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