No-Bake Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake Shooters!
Cakenista's… it's about 90 degrees outside today and I'm wanting to 'skip to the good part', And by 'good part' I mean pumpkin, brisk air, cool weather, FALL. Let's start off with some pumpkin shooters shall we? This was a quick recipe I came up with a few years ago for Facebook live. Did I mention that this was literally the only time I've ever gone live and I was so nervous! It was for a very popular food page and they asked me to create something quick for their followers. The feeling of starting off alone and checking back to see a few hundred people are watching and commenting at that moment. OMG. It went well and I had an absolute blast!
To make these cute little shooters, just layer pumpkin cheesecake with graham cracker crumbs in between. I made mini pumpkin out of fondant for the toppers. Then finished each shooter with whipped cream and a little spiced mini cookie. So off to the deliciousness!
No-Bake Pumpkin Spiced Cheesecake Cups!
4 oz. cream cheese (softened)
4 oz. whipped topping (or whipped cream) (room temperature)
4 oz. pumpkin puree
1/3 c granulated sugar
1/2 tsp pumpkin spice
1 tsp cinnamon
5 cinnamon graham crackers crushed into crumbs
8 small serving cups
1. In a mixer: Beat softened cream cheese for about 2 minutes or until smooth. Then, add sugar and continue to mix for 1 minute. Next, add pumpkin puree and mix until completely combined.
2. Gradually fold the whipped topping into the pumpkin mixture until combined. Put the cheesecake mixture into a piping (or a large freezer bag) with a round piping tip. If using a freezer bag, simply cut off a corner to pipe with.
3. Spoon a tablespoon (or enough to cover the bottom) of graham cracker crumbs into a serving cup. Pipe a large dollop of the cheesecake into the cup filling halfway. Again, a layer of graham cracker crumbs then fill with cheesecake to the top. Refrigerate for at least an hour and enjoy!
Garnish ideas: Caramel, spices, fondant pumpkin, pumpkin candy, cookies, graham cracker crumbs, or whatever your heart desires.
Give this recipe a try and let me know what you think!