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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Bites


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Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake BitesThe intention of this recipe was to stretch one box mix of pumpkin pie bars that served 10 people, into pumpkin pecan cheesecake bites that served 20. It was a total success, especially for those relying on portion control. I found the pumpkin pie bar box mix for $1.49 at the market, and had everything else on hand. These came out SO yummy and there was very little work involved.

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To bake them, I used 1 mini springform pan, 1 regular cupcake tin, and 1 mini cupcake tin. This was perfect for a nice layout for a gathering of adults and children. You can use one large springform pan instead. You can also use any dessert bar box mix to make cheesecake using this method.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 20 servings

Ingredients:

ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease the baking pans. Pulse animal crackers and 1/4 cup pecans together in a food processor.
  2. pulsing animal crackers in food processor
     
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  3. In medium bowl, stir together animal crackers and pecan crumbs, crust mix from box, and melted butter.
  4. animal cracker crumbs
     
  5. Press crust mixture into all of the baking pans. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes.
  6. pressing crumbs in pan
     
  7. Place cream cheese, sour cream, and pumpkin pie bar filling mix in a large bowl. Mix on low speed until smooth.
  8. adding filling
     
  9. Add eggs one at a time until smooth.
  10. adding egg to pumpkin
     
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  11. Give the 1/2 cup of pecans an extra chopping so it's a bit finer, but not a dust.
  12. chopping pecan
     
  13. Stir into the filling.
  14. pecans added to Pumpkin
     
  15. Pour the mixture over the crust. Bake times are lower for smaller sized bites. If you're using a full sized 9-inch pan, full baking time will be 40 minutes. My mini cupcake sized ones only took 20 minutes. I set a timer for each different size.
  16. Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Bites
     
  17. Five minutes before they are fully baked, pull them out and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Return to oven to finish.
  18. baked Pumpkin Cheesecake bites in pan
     
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  19. Allow to cool. Pull off any cupcake liners if you used any. Store covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  20. Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Bites with paper off
     

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